If you just climbed from under a rock, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series on October 30th. So we’ve got these Duck Boats from some war and they go on tours throughout the city of Boston. Since 2004, it’s been a great way for fans to gather throughout the city to celebrate the victories. Great, I never go, don’t much like crowds.
Flashback to September 6th, 2013. I agree to perform my Magic/Comedy for a great company. (Apollo Professional solutions) Their nationwide corporate event will take place at The Omni Parker House in Boston. My show starts at 10:30 A.M. on November 2nd. No problem, I’ll leave my house around 9:00 A.M. and arrive approximately an hour before ShowTime. (Insert NOT Joke here, if you are still doing the Not! Jokes.)
So long story, long…some of the Boston Streets are closing for the Rolling Rally. One of them is Tremont St. It just happens The Omni Parker house is located on the Corner of School St. and Tremont St. Holy Crap! I have to set an alarm, rise and shine at 5:15 A.M. to make sure I beat the crowds and the street closings. I’ve never missed a job, and I wasn’t going to start on this day.
So, at 10:30 I’m performing in the Kennedy room…seems John F. Kennedy got engaged there, had his bachelor party there. (I’ll bet they knew how to throw a bachelor party, those crazy Kennedys. Around 11:15 the procession is passing by us on Tremont St. You could hear the crowds clapping and cheering, of course the audience joked that it was for me. (Not!)
I finished my program in time that the fans in the room could run out to the street and see the end of the Rally. Pretty much everybody went out. I stayed inside; it’s my habit to pack up immediately after a show. I had some company, the group attending from St. Louis didn’t seem to have too much of an interest. Another great day in Boston, performing Magic as the Red Sox celebrated their third World series victory since 2004.