VIDEO: Boston Celebrates with a Bruins Parade
The City of Boston hosted a Rolling Rally to celebrate the first Stanley Cup victory in 39 years.
"You want to know how excited I am?" shouts a Boston Bruins fan. "This is how excited I am: I'm about ready to flipping explode!"
"It is truly a great time to be a Boston sports fan!" -- That is a quote from Boston mayor Thomas Menino through a press release as he congratulates the team and shows his appreciation for the victory.
This weekend, Bostonians are celebrating with a parade featuring an eighteen duck boat rally with twelve of the boats having Bruins players aboard.
The parade starts here at the TD Garden before proceeding down Causeway Street through Beacon Hill and the Back Bay and finally ending at Copley Square.
In addition, the turnout has been tremendous and several Bruins fans are showing their support for the team.
"I'm excited! This is crazy! I love Boston," screams one fan.
"You want to know how excited I am?" explains another fan. "I'm pretty excited. I'm going to tell you like this, alright? The Bruins won the Stanley Cup. When's the last time they won the Stanley Cup? A long [expletive] time ago. Alright? Thirty-nine years. We're here right now. We're celebrating. We're having a good time...Everything is doing good. We came here to have a good time and that's what we're going to do."
Now the last time the Bruins won the Stanley Cup was in 1972 when they defeated the New York Rangers; that is until, well, last Wednesday, of course: the 4-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena.
And according to the Boston Globe, police have also issued a travel advisory for fans outside the city due to parking restrictions and construction on Interstate 93. They are encouraging people to take advantage of public transportation.