Monday morning, as I was driving to work, I came across a large number of police and news vans in front of the first apartment husband and I lived in when we moved to Boston 6 years ago. I didn't see an accident and there was no crime scene tape, so I didn't think anything bad had happened. I also knew it couldn't possibly be a movie filming, because there's an endless number of streets that would be nicer for a film crew to pick, so I called Travis and had him Google what was going on! Through the magic of the internet, we learned that Aerosmith was doing a covert concert there at noon!
Sorry about the crappy cell phone pictures - I would have brought our real camera if I'd known (and they hadn't been so sneaky about the whole thing)! You get the idea tho...right?
Since I work about a mile from Commonwealth Ave (where the concert was), I HAD to go, so I trekked down the street at quarter til 12 and waited with Every. Other. Person. In. Allston. There were SO many people there. They'd shut down Comm Ave (that's a big deal), the T (subway) and all of the side roads in the area. People filled both lanes of the street and the access roads as far as you could see.
Just after noon, the Duck Boats came rolling by carrying the Mayor and his crew, the owners of the Celtics & their posse, Tom Brady...and finally Aerosmith!
Turns out, Aerosmith lived in the apartment they performed in front of in the early 70's and wrote most of the songs for the first two albums there. They practiced in the basement and recorded their first album in that building! After the concert, they put a plaque on the building, and there was rumor they did a "walk of fame" type thing on the sidewalk in front of the building too. I'll have to take a stroll down there another day to check those out.
I couldn't stay for too long, since I had to get back to work, but it was such a cool thing to be able to see such an iconic band! Who would have thought our first apartment was so close to theirs!
As I walked back to the office, with Sweeeeeeeeeeeet Emooooootionnnnnnn blaring through the city, I decided this was definitely the coolest lunch break ever. :)