Saturday night was “Game of Thrones Night” in Staten Island, NY, home of the Yankees’ minor league team. We sent our local Staten Island correspondent (also known as the one guy who’d be willing to ride the ferry to and from NYC’s least-New York-y borough on a Saturday) John McCarten to the scene to capture images and emotions from the event.
Unlike other minor league themed nights — as John talks about in his piece, “Seinfeld Night” was also a thing recently — the energy and enthusiasm for the tie-in was palpable, as seen in the outfits of attendees. It’s tough to get a lot of people to dress up like Jerry Seinfeld (or, at least, it’s difficult to know there’s a costume to be seen there at all) but Daenerys Targaryen? That’s like giving people an excuse to have Halloween in August. There were multiple Dany sightings throughout the night.
Below are photos taken at the game. You can go here to read up on things went for John, here.