It was a busy day for #OCCUPYBOSTON on Saturday, which kicked off with an unexpected visit. Massachusetts Governor DEVAL PATRICK stopped by unannounced around 11 am and received a tour from organizers [photos]. Soon after, the Phoenix caught up with Patrick as he headed into the Boston Book Festival; in the only interview he's given on the subject, the Governor praised Occupation's organization and expressed support for its right to protest peacefully [interview].
are alarmingly unprepared for this," emcee Ryan Walsh announced to his
audience on a Sunday night last month at Toad. As if to prove his point, co-host Steve Almond
was still trying to figure out his stage persona mid-show. (He
ultimately settled on "nonsexual criminal.") But there's no need to fear
catastrophic awkwardness here -- welcome to "This Has Been a Disaster -
Thanks For Having Us," a monthly storytelling series devoted to
real-life tales of gigs gone wrong.