History is important, kids. Why? Because it is our best predictor for clearer pathway to the future. And if you love the Atlantic City Boys, Cannoli and America you will love this blog-vlog.
Boston is basically the cradle of America. Everything begins here. Plus there’s beer.
”Let no man thirst for good beer.Sam AdamsPatriot. Beer Aficionado. Legend.
The Atlantic City Boys began our history lesson at Quincey Market which was established in 1826. Not much has changed since those days. Merchants still hawk their wares but now everything has be “wicked good.” Is this expression left over from Salem witch burning days? Historians disagree. But they unanimously feel that when in “Bahston” it’s super-important to NEVER pronounce your “R”s.
The Boston Massacre - March 5, 1770
Now this was our first instance of “fake news”. Sam Adams (writer) and Paul Revere (artist) printed a front page shocker of the British slaughtering defenseless colonists. Thanks to some info inside the Old State House and a well-produced HBO special, we now know Brits had no choice but to open fire because they were getting their faces beaten in by an angry mob. Even John Adams, (Sam’s lame brother who never had a beer named after him), successfully defended the Brits as their lawyer, and people hated him for it. Ain’t that a wicked pissah?
Granary Cemetery, the final resting place of Sam Adams, is a must see for Boston visitors because it’s conveniently located across the street from the Beantown Pub. Hence, it’s the only place you can have a cold Sam Adams across the street from a cold Sam Adams.
Boston's North End
Boston’s North End is full of historical significance. There’s the old North Church where Paul Revere famously hung the lamps that signaled, “one if by land, two if by sea.” There’s Paul Revere’s house, where you can learn about haw many kids Paul Revere had- SIXTEEN! That’s two and 2/3 times a Brady Bunch! (Longfellow forget about the midnight ride, write a poem about those midnight feedings.)
The greatest thing about the North End is the food. It’s an Italian lover’s paradise. The streets smell of sauces and pastries. It’s heavenly. You gotta find a place, ANY place and order the lobstah pasta. Then you go to MIKE”S PASTRY for a cannoli. Bring cash and don’t take forever over your order at the front of the line or you will get beaten to death with a gluten-fee whoopee pie.
The Bull and Finch Pub is the site of Boston’s favorite bar, Cheers! America watched Sam Malone, former reliever for the Red Sox run the bar where “everybody knows your name” from 1982-1993. Being singers, we decided to surprise the tourists with our acapella rendition of the Cheers theme song
”It's a dog eat dog world, and I'm wearing milk bone underwear.Norm
If Cheers is America’s bar, then Fenway is America’s most beloved ballpark. Fenway opened in 1912 and has had an undeniable history of heartbreak and hope, with hall of famers such as Ted Williams, Babe Ruth, and Carl Yastrzemski. Fenway is big on superstition, so when the team got on a winning streak after music director Amy Tobey played “Sweet Caroline” before the 8th inning, the tradition stuck. Now fans sing the Neil Diamond classic as much as the National Anthem. As “Sweet Caroline” is also an Atlantic City boys classic, we were more than happy to join in with the Fenway faithful.
And there’s only one way to describe singing with your friends and 50,000 screaming fans, sharing laughs, and beer and music in the very cradle of our nation.