Stop, Pop and Roll
Published: Sunday, September 29, 2013
Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013 02:09
As tradition goes, the evening closed with the “For Boston” fight song and John Philip Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” As glow sticks were passed around the dimly-lit arena, the crowd quickly transformed into a moving texture of waving blue light. The pomp and circumstance of the night quickly eroded as an uninhibited session of balloon popping took hold of the Conte floor—a youthful energy spread like fever through the crowds. Boston popped.