As you may have heard, last week was kind of a rough one here in Boston. Everyone we know personally was relatively unaffected by all of the horrible goings-ons, but by the end of the week everyone was pretty stressed out and ready for something a little relaxing. Sunday night, Chris & I found just the thing. We went in to Berklee to see Hugh Masekela perform.
It was a great show. Hugh may have just had his 74th birthday, but he doesn’t seem to have slowed down a bit. He reminded me of the famous Keith Richards quote about what going on stage feels like. Within a minute of hitting the stage, he was completely wired and had the audience wrapped around his little finger. His band was pretty spectacular too, especially his young guitar player Cameron John Ward.
After the concert, we walked over to Boylston street to see the memorial which has been growing around the site of the bombing. It was pretty heartbreaking, but it was also a good time to visit after the authorities had done such a great job of bringing some closure to the mess those two idiots created last week. On a beautiful spring night, after a wonderful concert, it was awfully easy to remember why I’ve always thought that Boston was the center of the universe.