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POST-GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 9, 2012 Page 9 Socially Scene by 00tlngela Comacchio The Bad Boys of Boston return home to turn their first apartment into a landmark. (Photo by Secret Boston) The Bad Boys of Boston Return Home .... Boston is known for arts, culture and sports but on Monday, No- vember 5 th one of our most famous groups was honored for good o1' fashioned rock n' roll. At 1325 Commonwealth Avenue at noon sharp the one and only Aerosmith took the stage, having been driven in only moments before, to give a legendary perfor- mance in their hometown. For what was to have been a surprise concert held to promote their upcoming al- bum and encourage resi- dents to vote, instead the cat got out of the bag. Between MBTA officials warning lo- cals about an "event" and Joe Perry mentioning it on the Today Show Boston be- gan to talk last week. I had the day started, I happened to be in Davis Square when I looked at the clock and it was 10:30 am. I took another five minutes to debate be- fore I packed up from the coffee shop I was in. I knew when I got home I had ten minutes to change and GET OUT, to get there on time. I had justified in my mind blowing off my Monday as I am a journalist going to cover the "Arts Around Town." I was on the green line when I heard two kids behind me say, "Think any- one else is going"? I giggled, turned to them and said, "I am." After a little chit chat with the youngsters, I learned they were a junior and senior from NorthEast Metro Tech in Wakefield. I told them they could remain little young for this?" their reply: "We Love Aerosmith!" Then they began to ramble off their favorite songs. They mentioned it had been a bit of a challenge as they had taken public transportation all the way from Wakefield but said it was worth it. The MBTA had shut the trains down blocks prior to the site. Myself and hundreds of oth- ers were left to "walk this way" as barriers were lining the streets to the stage. It was well worth the walk when I noticed duck boats pulling up with the one and only Steven Tyler waving to us all. When I arrived there was already a sea of people from business suits to ba- bies. Fans were everywhere. Fire escapes, roof tops and hanging out second floor windows. I lucked out when running into general man- ger Justin and head of secu- rity Jon from the Joshua Tree right across from the stage at 1316 Common- wealth Ave. They blessed me with a great spot to stand. It was then that I noticed quickly with their dozens of TV's and in house arcade basketball that Joshua Tree would be a great place to catch a game. Before Aero- smith took the stage the band was honored with a plaque mounted on their very first apartment and coming soon will be hand prints of these rock gods on the sidewalk. The Boston boys were there to promote their 15 th studio album, Where it all goes down ... Anthony Bourdain in the kitchen. Come hear the stories and tips as the leg- end comes to Boston on Friday, November 16 th. blunt observations about the world of restaurants, chefs and cooking, in this rare, uncensored, live appear- ance, Anthony Bourdain shares the fascinating, hys- terical, and sometimes shocking stories behind his life, books, travels and his hit show. For one night only on Friday, November 16 th at 8:00 pm the Guts & Glory tour will hit Boston Sym- phony Hall and you can have the chance to interact with the legend himself. Chef, author, and racon- teur Anthony Bourdain is best known for traveling the globe on his stomach, dar- ingly consuming some of the world's most exotic dishes on his hit TV shows "An- thony Bourdain: No Reserva- tions" and "The Layover". Somewhat notoriously, he has established himself as a professional gadfly, bate noir, advocate, social critic and pork enthusiast, recog- nized worldwide for his caus- tic sense of humor. He is as unsparing of those things he hates, as he is evangelical about his passions. ' His resume has a whole lot to say but currently he is "Chef-at-Large" at New York's famed Brasserie Les Halles, Bourdain is also the author of the bestselling Kitchen Confidential: Adven- tures in the Culinary Under- belly, a candid, hysterical and sometimes shocking portrait of life in restaurant kitch- ens. It has been translated into more than 28 lan- guages. He has also written a travel journal, A Cook's Tour, 3 crime novels, a cook- book, a biography of Typhoid Mary, the bestselling graphic novel Get JIRO!, and others. His work has ap- peared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Times of London, Bon Appe- tite, Gourmet and many other publications. He has shared his insights about team building and crisis manage- ment with Boston's very own Harvard Business Review. He has been profiled by CBS Sun- day Morning and Nightline and has been a guest on The Late Show with David Letter- man, Morning Joe, Late Night with Jimmy FaUon, The Daily Show, Charlie Rose, The (Continued on Page 13) 000000000000000000000000 heard a whisper or two but nameless as they were skip- "Music from Another Di- • didn't find out anything con- ping school for this once in mension" and encourage • crete until that morning, a lifetime opportunity. I people to vote. Joe Perry said • Being up early and getting asked, "Aren't you boys a in a press release, "Anyone • ,tBAY STATEcHLonENSKAT[NG(4,,2 °) &ADuLTs,SCHOOL]" who votes is a freedom - k As Featured on "Chronicle lb= 61[" I fighter." The band played a - , 8, few tracks from their new  ,I   .  / L[[] album but couldn't leave • / 2 ':/ classics like "Walk this Way" 781"890"8480 and "Sweet Emotion" out of www.BayStateSkatingSchool.org the lineup. It was Boston's • Non-Profit Brookline • Cambridge • Hyde Park/Dedham • Medford Newton/Brighton • Quincy • Somerville South Boston • Waltham • West Roxbury Weymouth • Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation Event,.,at Lucia Risforante Please join us November 19, 2012 at Lucia Ristorante, 13 Mt.Vernon Street, Winchester, MA at 7 PM for a night to celebrate the life of Ameln he and Winchester native, Glen Dolty. We will be offering complmentry appeitzers and silent auction items from 7 PM to 11 PM. Memories and donations may be made to the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundaon  IIIb'TORANTE- 13 MT.VEIINONSIEET- MA- 781.729.801 very own version of live sto- rytellers. Between songs they gave insight to the fights, late nights and trips to the still standing liquor store across the street. Even with the November chill they were in classic attire and owned the stage like they have for decades. They closed the show with heart- felt gratitude to the City of Boston and their fans. So many generations can re- late to their music and with "Big Ones" being my first ever CO, I just had to go. A band of such magnitude to give a free concert on a cold. November day in Boston still has my vote. It was great to the thousands of fans turn out and be reminded with all this country is going through to, "Dream On." Anthony Bourdain Sau- tes His Way into the Hub .... With his rock star looks, • 00000000 O 00000000000000 Each item hand-picked to guarantee your child a friendly introduction to the language and culture of Italy. Toys & Books and Newly DVDs & CDs Arrived Clothing Italian Pinocchio Imports