Originally Posted by Darkside Ron Garvin
It was incredible! I had such a great time at both events, I just wish we had taken the time to stay longer for some sight seeing. Instead we went to Boston Friday and stayed at the Four Seasons Hotel on 200 Boylston St. Their fried green tomatoes are the best I've ever had, not to mention the service was nothing short of spectacular. They have a great Bourbon bar with a 10 fusion barrel with their own bourbon mix. It's near Emerson College and the Charles River Basin. Saturday we took a cab, (only a 7 minute drive), to TD Gardens from there. (Depending on traffic of course). We had Club Seating and was glad that we did as we had a private entrance, (all club or premium seating clients do), everything else was just packed full. It was an experience to remember as it always is in TD Gardens - (Home of the Boston Celtics - yeah!) - I've been there for a lot of Celtics games.
We flew out Sunday morning for LA, CA. to get ready for SummerSlam. We stayed at the Ritz-Carlton on 900 W Olympic Blvd, which is a short few minutes drive, (or cab ride), to the Staples Center. Again we had Club Seating and I'd have to say that being there live for SummerSlam was a lot better experience than watching it on PPV. As the event unfolded and the people were getting jacked up, I remembered why I became a fan of pro-wrestling in the first place. The energy inside the Staples Center was electrifying. I was a little kid again all weekend. My wife was embarrassed as hell watching me root, cheer, yell, and really get involved in the show. It was funny as some parents and kids were laughing at me carrying on and being so rapped into it. Here I am - a 68 year old man acting like a teenager cheering on my favorite wrestlers. I didn't care as I was just thrilled, (the kids that were laughing actually started calling me grandpa - it was great!).
After a short night we flew out for home early Monday morning. The weekend just flew by and although I wanted to stay in LA longer, I was glad to get home. The whole weekend drained me considerably. I am now feeling my age again, but it was well worth it.