Large crowds of Bruins fans came together at City Hall Plaza on Memorial Day to listen to some music, eat food, and, of course, watch the Boston Bruins play the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Before the puck dropped at 8 p.m., musical acts kept the crowd energized while they waited for the game. Country musician Chase Rice kicked off the rally with a half-hour set featuring songs that most everyone in the crowd was able to sing along to. Following Rice was Lil Nas X performing his #1 single “Old Town Road.”
People were so excited to see Lil Nas X that after he exited the stage, fans rushed outside of the event to try and take a photo with him. Fans followed him and his entourage all the way out of City Hall Plaza for a chance to get something signed or take a quick picture. He may be only 20 years old, but his fame is that of a rockstar.
After waiting in a line that wrapped all the way around City Hall Plaza, fans could head to various food trucks, beer and wine vendors, and a Stanley Cup Finals merchandise shop. Kids could head to the “Make Your Own Sign” vendor to draw and color their own rally signs to support the Bruins.
This free public event was a great alternative for those that couldn’t afford a ticket to Game 1 at the TD Garden just down the street. The rally probably had the same energy and excitement that would be found at the Garden during the game. People were just excited to be there watching the game on the big screens.
The Boston Bruins won Game 1 against St. Louis Blues with a final score of 4-2. Game 2 will begin at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29.