When i was 18 years old, fresh out of high school, I moved from Exeter NH to the Back Bay Fens area of Boston with Doug & Brian Ladd, 2 of my best friends. Burbank St to be exact. Very Nice neighborhood. We were completely ignorant and unaware of the nightlife in Boston, so for the first month or so that we lived there, so at night we would roam the streets. Mass Ave, Newbury St, Landsdowne st... And Boylston St. We would joke & sneak mixed drinks in Soda bottles, and even our first 2 semesters of college were at "Mass Comm" (now Ai) on Boylston St. I'll never forget the first time i met GURU (R.I.P.), we played pool at the street team office, then i went to class at Mass Comm on Boylston with a Henny & Coke in a styrofoam cup and thought i was badass. Anyways... That mile or so on Boylston between Hemminway & Harrison WAS MY LIFE. For 5 years. MY BACKYARD & PLAYGROUND. Clubs, Restaurants, House Parties, Fights, Cops, Celebrations, Mournings. I know those blocks probably more than i know anywhere in the world. Ironic enough being that i moved from EXETER NH to Boston... Today a few FEET AWAY from Exeter St and Boylston in Boston, it turned into HELL. Literally. Innocent Kids, Adults, & Seniors were ripped from their day at the marathon and pulled into HELL ON EARTH. I'm not religious at this point in life but i believe in ENERGY. Those people did not deserve that. All i can do is send positive energy their way, and to those 3 unlucky that passed and dozens that will be forever physically and mentally altered by this... May the person that did this suffer for a million years.
And i am not stupid, nor unaware of the craziness that goes on every day around the globe. i frequent sites like liveleak.com and kaotic.com and see how cruel the world is... but obviously when it hits your old backyard, it its a completely different emotion. I know our government does ALOT of wack shit and karma goes around. Still, nothing makes this right and ever will. Cowards attack innocents.
These pics below say more than i ever could. Love to all my Bostonians, and may whatever God you believe in help us.