Red Sox World Series Parade!
Until today, I had never been to a Red Sox World Series Parade. I went to the Giants Parade last year and greatly enjoyed it, although I didn’t know who any of the players were.
As for the recent Red Sox parades, I missed the 2004 parade by hours and the parade in 2007 was during the week and I had to work. Thus, when it was announced the parade would occur today, on a Saturday, I knew I would attend.
The MBTA (Boston’s subway and commuter rail) estimated 2 million people would take the “T” into the city for the parade. I was delighted to be amongst the millions. When I arrived at the Arlington T stop on Boylston Street, they were just about to erect the barricade along Arlington and Boylston. I was fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time and at the front of the barricade with a prime place to watch the parade.
While waiting for the parade to start, fans began to make paper airplanes and fly them back and forth across the street. The Arlington Street Church began to play music from its bell tower. The song I liked the most and that seemed the most appropriate was Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.” Finally, the parade began!
The parade was fantastic and I am so glad I was able to go! Way to go Red Sox! Can’t wait for the 2014 Season!