UCLA vs Oregon St. Watch Parties - "Singin' In The Rain"

Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

One of the best things my mother ever did for me was to get me hooked on old musicals. Watching these films, singing and dancing along, always brought the purest sence of joy to my being and I smile now just thinking about them now.

My favorite singer/dancer was always Gene Kelly (sorry Fred!). It wasn't just because of his good looks, but also his more athletic style and build. As a kid, one of my mom's favorite memories was hanging out in front of MGM studios after school or on the weekends and trying to get an autograph or two. One time she got to meet Gene Kelly and get his! If only I'd been a bit older (but I guess that couldn't work).

Well, I checked this Saturday's weather forecast for Corvallis (prompted by the comment Coach Mora made in Thursday's presser), and saw that it was predicted to be a cool 54 degrees with rain. At first I felt downtrodden. Would our Bruins adjust to the rain? Will they be able to run and pass in the rain? Or would the rain put a damper on what could be a really fun game for the team and its fans?

But then I remembered Gene - singing and dancing in the rain. I mean, if he could sing and dance in the rain (especially the Hollywood kind), our players should be able to do the same... now I've a smile on my face. And if all goes well, I we all should continue to have one on Saturday.

So I dedicate this tune to all the diehard Bruin fans who are traveling to Corvallis this weekend (including a couple of my friends) and especially to our players, who I know will be singin' and dancin' in the rain come Saturday. Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy:

I'm singing in the rain
Just singing in the rain
What a glorious feeling
I'm happy again
I'm laughing at clouds
So dark up above
The sun's in my heart
And I'm ready for love
Let the stormy clouds chase
Everyone from the place
Come on with the rain
I've a smile on my face
I'll walk down the lane
With a happy refrain
Just singing in the rain.
Singing in the rain.
Dancing in the rain
I'm happy again
I'm singing and dancing in the rain
I'm dancing and singing in the rain

For those of you who prefer warmer and drier accommodations, we have a great list of place where you can watch the game with other Bruin fans. A huge thank you to the alumni association and other Bruins organizations, for organizing these watch parties. While this is a pretty complete list, please add, correct, or organize gatherings in the thread below.

Bruin Watch Parties
Area Location Contact
Los Angeles Area
Conejo Valley Cronies Sports Grill, 5687 Kanan Rd., Agoura Hills Spencer Miller
Downey Joseph's Bar and Grill, 11032 Downey Ave., 90241 Ricardo Perez
El Segundo - South Bay The Tavern on Main, 123 Main St., 90245 Joan Lightfoot RSVP Appreciated
Inland Empire: Corona Buffalo Wild Wings (Crossing At Corona), 2670 Tuscany St. #101 | Corona, CA 92281 Nancy Andrzejczak
Long Beach Cirivello's Restaurant & Sports Bar 4115 Viking Way 90808 Janette Alvarez
Pasadena Bar Celona, 46 E. Colorado Blvd.91105 Sandy Carter
San Fernando Valley The Woodman,13615 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks Michael Menjivar
Westside Cabo Cantina 11829 Wilshire Blvd 90025 Jennifer McKnew
San Francisco Bay Area
Peninsula First & Main 397 Main St., Los Altos 94002 Jerry Fuqua
East Bay The Stadium Pub, 1420 Lincoln Ave, Walnut Creek 94596 Rich Urbanowicz
San Francisco Bus Stop, 1901 Union St., San Francisco Tomer Schwartz
Orange County
Buena Park Out of the Park Pizza, 6038 Ball Rd, 90620 Greg Gabriel
Costa Mesa/ Newport Beach Newport Rib Company, 2196 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa 92627 Greg Gabriel
Laguna Niguel Signature Sports Bar, 30100 town Center Dr. 92677 Greg Gabriel
San Diego Area
Pacific Beach The Wood, 4190 Mission Blvd., San Diego 92109 Kelly Lowry
Other California
Bakersfield Goose Loonies 816 18th St 03301 Joe Ippolito
Channel Islands: Camarillo Cronies 370 North Lantana St. Camarillo, CA 93010 Xavier Flores '04
Fresno Buffalo Wild Wings 3065 E. Shaw Ave. Karen Roberts
Palm Desert The Vue Grille and Bar at Indian Wells Golf Course 44500 Indian Wells Lane 92210 Anne Berman
Sacramento Clubhouse 56, 723 - 56th St., (56th and H) | Sacramento, CA 95819 Carolyn Baker
San Luis Obispo Buffalo Wild Wings Central Coast Plaza Shopping Center 309 Madonna Rd.
Albuquerque Fox & Hound Sports Tavern
4301 The Lane @ 25 N.E. | Albuquerque, NM 87109
Marie Torres Cimarust
Austin Roscoe's, 2408 San Gabriel
Austin, Texas
Lauren Davis
Atlanta T.Mac Lindberg Center (Taco Mac), 573 Main St. NE | Atlanta, GA 30324 Lisa Kolker
Baltimore Little Havana Restaurante y Cantina 1325 Key Hwy, Ste A | Baltimore, MD 21230 Danielle Piccinini
Boston The North Star, 222 Friend St, 02114 Jenice Tom
Chicago The Commonwealth Tavern, 2000 W. Roscoe St., Chicago 60618 Jon Siegel
Hawaii - Honolulu Dave & Busters 1030 Auahi St. 96814 Christy Strobel
Houston Nick's Place 2713 Rockyridge Dr. (at Westheimer) 77063 Melissa Anderson
Las Vegas Buffalo Wild Wings, 7345 S. Durango Dr., #118 John Peiser
New York Ainsworth Park 111 E. 18th St. New York, NY 10003 Maggie Rose
Phoenix/Scottsdale Majerle's Sports Grill 4425 N. Saddlebag Trail 85251 Chey Tor
Reno/Tahoe Sulley's Sports Bar (at Tamarack Junction Casino), 13101 S. Virginia St. 89511 Bill Gegenheimer
Washington D.C. The Laughing Man Tavern, 1306 G St., Northwest, 20005

So enjoy the rest of the week and get ready

Go Bruins!

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