Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Aerosmith... Boston Pops... Fireworks!

After little sleep, I'm happy to report that despite the iffy weather, we enjoyed a wonderful fireworks display in Boston last night ... the largest 4th of July celebration in the USA!

Even though I grew up just 35 minutes away, this was actually the first time I've ever ventured in to Beantown for the 4th celebration, as having become members of the Museum of Science made it a bit easier this year (i.e. we did not have to arrive at the crack of dawn and spend 15 hours sitting out in the elements guarding our 2 feet of space - oh the luxury!). The museum holds a special "members only" event (though they still charge you quite nicely!) where we were able to watch the display from atop their parking garage. We still had to guard our space, but at least not with everyone lined along the Charles River!

While dining on fried chicken meals from Wolfgang Puck, we were able to relax and enjoy the concert via several speakers set up (Steven Tyler & Joe Perry rocked ... but what else would one expect in Boston? We had kicked off the long weekend with an Extreme reunion show in Boston on Friday night that also rocked ... now if they could just all get along long enough to record another CD!) and then watch the grand show. Unfortunately, we weren't thinking too far ahead when we packed the cooler, bug spray, chairs, snacks and blanket ... we forgot our books, deck of cards, knitting (that would be my knitting of course, not Matt's... just so not to confuse anyone) and other goodies to keep us from being too bored during the wait. Oh well... there was some good freak show people watching at least ... and if we're crazy enough we opt to go again next year, we've lived and learned and now understand why people were carrying so much crap stuff in! We also weren't thinking ahead when we parked on the bottom level of the Cambridge Side Galleria garage (which strangely enough was the level we entered on ... one would think that would be the ground level for exiting as well, but no ... welcome to Boston, home of 101 one-way streets, the infamous "you can't get there from here" and crazy parking garages!). We sat for what seemed like all frigging night an hour and a half after the conclusion of the show just waiting to start moving and didn't get home until about 1:20 am... again, we've lived and learned and will take the 5th off from work if we go again! YAWN...

2 comments:

YogaGardenGirl said...

Gorgeous fireworks!!! Did you take those pics? Wow! Sounds like you had a good time!

Nichole said...

Shh... they were "borrowed," as I'm not that good at taking fireworks pics!

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