Louis, Louiiiiii, ohh Louis!
All charismatic speeches, book signing and free buffets aside, the coolest DNC event this week BY FAR was the concert appearance of the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the LouisBoston store last night.
Now if you’d heard anything at all about this event, you at least heard how it was not open to the public, invite-only, celebrity-stuffed guest list blah blah blah. And all of this is absolutely true, but guess what? I got in. Yep, I really did and it was awesome. I was like 25 feet away from the stage, wedged in next to one of the owners of B&G Oysters and several Congressional-looking suits. How did I do it, you ask? Frankly, it was not that hard. We scored some wristbands from exiting policos who were headed to the kinder, gentler James Taylor show over at UMASS, and just walked right in. Yep, I really did. Despite the “orange-level” security alert that Boston is in right now, there was more security at the VIP tent at the Coachella festival than there was at Louis to protect stars like Affleck, et al.
Anyway, I’m sure you want to know who I rubbed elbows with back there. Supposedly Leo diCaprio walked right by me (how DARE he!), and there was an Affleck-related flurry of paparazzi, but otherwise I mostly hung with journalists, met 2 girls who’d won tickets from WBOS and a waiter with connections. But I am not complaining. It was totally awesome and there was free beer.
Incidentally, if you happen to be in the neighborhood, there are cases and cases and cases of lemons outside of Louis right now, as lemons were part of the decor last night. You figure it out…