October 20, 1991
Van Halen plays Buffalo Memorial Auditorium. The opening act, little-known Seattle-based grunge act Alice in Chains, is virtually ignored on stage by rabid VH fans. Two years later, with Seattle the reigning hub of American music, people who attended the show realize they probably should’ve paid attention to the opener.
February 22, 2011
Terry Pegula takes the reigns as owner of the Buffalo Sabres. Gary Bettman introduces him to the masses at (then) HSBC Arena. Two years later, rabid Sabres fans realize that perhaps we should’ve listened more closely to the NHL Commissioner.