Avalanche fans join in singing Blink 182’s ‘All the Small Things’ at victory parade

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The Red Sox have “Sweet Caroline.” In the 90s, the Bulls came out to “Sirius” by Alan Parsons. The Colorado Avalanche, it seems, have adopted a similar rallying cry, pumping up fans with Blink 182’s “All the Small Things.” Like clockwork, the song plays every third period at Ball Arena.

Fittingly, the Avs, during Thursday’s victory parade to celebrate their third Stanley Cup title in franchise history and first since 2001, joined in singing the team anthem, belting out the chorus in front of the state capital in Denver.

The band acknowledged Colorado’s win over Tampa Bay, congratulating the Stanley Cup champs after their clinching victory in Game 6.

According to a recent Sporting News profile by Bryan Murphy, the Avs debuted the song in 2019 at the recommendation of house DJ Craig Turney and have kept it in rotation ever since with demand growing as the team has gotten more and more successful.

While Thursday’s parade wasn’t as debaucherous as the one the Warriors just staged a week ago in San Francisco (has anyone checked on Klay Thompson?), it still produced its share of viral moments with defenseman Bowen Byram almost getting arrested by a cop who mistakenly took him for a fan.

In related news, Blink 182’s longtime drummer, Travis Barker, was hospitalized earlier this week and is still recovering at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where doctors are treating him for pancreatitis.

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