In 2008 i was lucky enough to be in the city to watch the Celtics beat the Lakers and win the championship that year. That was an experience all its own.. with a lot of drunk crazy people throwing trees (yes, trees) and breaking window fronts of businesses all around the city, especially in the Garden area. It was exciting to feel like you were apart of history.. another championship.
Experiencing a parade, however, was capital A. Amazing. I mean, i wasnt all wild like when the Celtics won, but it was different. A different kind of crazy. It probably helped that i had a fantastic spot, seeing as i was there over 2 hours before the parade started.. and even then, i got lucky. Either way.. being able to see the players.. THIS close! and knowing for a fact that they see you too.. it was amazing! i have goosebumps thinking about it! it was like feeling for a moment, that we’re all friends.. like im gonna meet up later and we’re gonna chat about how heavy the cup is, or what their summer plans are. Being able to see real reactions, the real people they are, even for a moment, was breathtaking. Almost unbelievable.
I would do it again in a heartbeat. The traffic, the walking, the crazy people, its all worth it.
till my next useless thought..