After a weekend in which an estimated 40,000 people showed up to counter-protest a small “free speech” rally on Boston Common, here’s a look at what you need to know as you soak up these final weeks of summer. Boston made a statement: In case you (somehow, inexplicably) missed it, here’s a play-by-play, summary, and photos, as well as a look at the crowd size and some clever signs, from Saturday’s “free speech” rally and much, much bigger counter-protest.
1. Throw your hands in the air on Superman the Ride at Six Flags New EnglandOne of the park’s most notable rides, the Superman hypercoaster has a 221-foot drop and reaches speeds of 77 miles per hour. (1623 Main St., Agawam)2. Attend a free fiction reading hosted by Amherst CollegeMeet award-winning authors and poets at the Amherst College Center for Creative Writing readings, which take place throughout the year at nearby Amherst Books. (8 Main St., Amherst)3.
You’ve likely seen it on TV: A classic car auction, with vintage cars rolling by the auction block. The bright lights, the TV commentators, the auctioneer babbling faster than you can keep up. This is the experience of the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction, and what you see is only the tip of the iceberg. Barrett-Jackson was founded by Russ Jackson and collector Tom Barrett as a charity car show in 1967. A few years later, in 1971, they partnered on the first auction.
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Selecting a term
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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