We made good use of the concourse, cursing for girls or looking for celebrities at the intermissions between periods. We would often stop in front of the press area to listen to what veteran announcer Bob Miller was saying about the contest. Sometimes we would climb into the stands to say hello to Joe Tripoli as he tickled the ivories on the Forum Organ, or try to elicit a comment by shouting to owner Jerry Buss, who was always accompanied by a bevy of beauties in his private suite.
After the game, we would stick around and hunt for Goal magazines that were left behind, or wait to get players' autographs at the tunnel that led out of the Forum.
It wasn't very rewarding to be a Kings fan back then. Many seasons the team didn't even qualify for the NHL playoffs, and when it did, it usually suffered a quick exit. But we loved the team nevertheless, and we loved the players.