Tonight is the night all five of you have been waiting for since you all began planning your 30 Plus Teams Tour of Boston .
The five of you are going to a Boston Celtics basketball game .
Even though you all are from and still live in the San Diego area , you all became fans of the team .
Nothing has changed .
You all are still Celtics fans , even though your friends and family just don’t get it .
The players names may have changed , but that smiling face of ” Lucky ” the leprechaun on the logo of the team hasn’t .
When you all were in college , the team played at the old Boston Garden .
Now they play across the street at the TD Gardens .
It’s directly across the street from where the old Boston Garden was .
You can still get to the arena no matter what train in the city you take .
North Station , where the arena is located , is a major transportation hub in the city .
The TD Gardens basically is on top of it .
The Orange and Green train Lines go there and so does the commuter rail , known as ” The Purple Line . ” .
As you all walk into the arena and find your seats , you can’t believe how close to the action the five of you are .
This is what you all hoped for all those years ago .
Just to be close to that famous parquet floor with the smiling leprechaun on it .
Even though the team moved from the old arena to the new one , you for one are happy that someone had the good sense to bring the smiling leprechaun logo along also .
The five of you are getting more and more excited and just can’t wait for the game to begin .
The lights dim and you all feel right at home as the players come out .
The crowd around you are going wild and the game hasn’t even started yet .
This is what you all remember about going to see a Celtics game .
No matter how bad or good the team was , there was always fans support .
” Lucky ” , the team mascot is getting the crowd worked up with his backflips .
The team mascot for the Celtics is a real person , not somebody dressed up as a chicken , duck , bear or whatever .
He even performs with the Celtics dancers and the Celtics ” dunk team ” , who perform during halftime , exciting the crowd with their own somersaults and backflips all the while trying to put a basketball through the hoop .
These aren’t the Celtics games that you all remember .
The atmosphere then is nothing like now .
It seems wilder now .
However , that might have been the fact that the five of you were all sitting closer to the action and things ALWAYS look different .
One of the girls notices some Red Sox baseball players and New England Patriots football players sitting in the same area as you are .
They’re doing the same thing the five of you are doing , cheering on every blocked shot and thundering slam dunk , not by Lucky and his crew , but by the guys who get paid to actually make slam dunks and block shots .
Now THIS is the Garden all five of you remembered .
You all extended your time in Boston and you all decided that you’re going to go to not one , but two more Celtics basketball games while you’re in town .