Momentum: Boston on the Move
The DNC arrives
The new Boston Convention & Exhibition Center hosted the kickoff party of the Democratic National Convention Saturday night. The 2004 Media Party, sponsored by The Boston Globe and seven other companies and organizations, was a creative and eclectic affair that featured an indoor Ferris wheel, multiple musical performances, fountains of chocolate, and an appearance by Cirque du Soleil. The guest list topped 10,000 people, including local, national, and international media, plus VIPs such as Bill Russell, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Mayor Menino.
(Photos and text by Chris Rattey and Adrienne Lavidor-Berman)