REVOLUTIONARY TALES – BOSTON , MASSACHUSETTS – GOING TO A BOSTON CELTICS BASKETBALL GAME .

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 .

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