BOSTON (CBS) – Some Bruins fans are concocting how to get the best spot during Saturday’s rolling rally, while others will just be happy to be there.
“What I would do is sleep overnight..just kidding but get up early find a spot, sit back and relax and enjoy the show cause it’s gonna be great,” said fan Charles Powell.
It’s a strategy Powell’s been working on for 39 years. He’s got his black and gold and now he’s ready to claim his spot curbside and celebrate as the Bruins hoist the cup to the fans during the rolling rally.
“I couldn’t believe they did it again, unbelievable. Three 7-game series and they finally did it and I know Boston is very proud of the Bruins,” said Powell.
WBZ-TV’s Kathy Curran reports.
That pride in Boston will be pouring on the streets once again. Hundreds of thousands of fans strong. The barricades are unfurled, the parking signs are up. Over at the Harp they’ll be pouring something of a different kind, they call it the Bruins Basher. It’s the breakfast of champions.
Bartender Carly O’Brien breaks down the ingredients:
“We have Bruins Bashers. It’s orange juice, Jack Daniels and Amaretto. Tasty for the morning so 8am Bruins Bashers at the Harp.”
Melanie Doyon is beaming in B’s colors from head to toe. She has Bruins earrings, shirt, hat, necklace and nails painted black and gold. She was born and raised as even a B’s fan though she grew up in Montreal.
The Bruins clinched the title on Melanie’s birthday so she’s here to say thank you: “The best gift I ever had, the Stanley cup for me.”
She’ll be one of about a million fans lining the streets who have been thirsting for the cup for 39 years.