July 31, 2016 |
Patriotic flurries of straggler confetti drifted from the high altitudes at the Wells Fargo Center throughout the morning Friday, adding to the piles of confetti blanketing the arena floor long after thousands of exuberant Democratic National Convention attendees had left the city. While the party celebrated into the night, Wells Fargo workers using "spikes on a stick" began popping the thousands of balloons released after Hillary Clinton's speech accepting her party's presidential nomination.
June 7, 2016 |
With the last exam handed in, with prom dresses packed away, and the final bell of the year poised to ring, more than 2,400 students, teachers, and even the school cop at Spring-Ford Senior High erupted Friday afternoon in the ultimate end-of-school fireworks. Actually, make that "Firework. " In less than four manic minutes preceded by eight months of preparation, the entire student body joyously lip-synched Katy Perry's 2010 hit for a fast-moving Steadicam as it passed through the crowded halls amid cascades of smoke and confetti.
April 11, 2016 |
"I gotta get this under control. " That would be difficult, even for him, particularly given the 72,000 screaming people and the flashing lights and the fireworks and the confetti blizzarding to the floor of the basketball court and his players dogpiling each other and his assistants grabbing him and Roy Williams shaking his hand, saying Roy Williams-type, deep-meaning stuff, but Jay Wright had to get this thing under control because - didn't anyone...
July 7, 2012 |
It was tough to tell whether you were at a theme park or a pop concert Thursday at the Wells Fargo Center, where Coldplay was playing the first of back-to-back nights. The Chris Martin-led British quartet was up on stage — and in the crowd — playing music focused on its candy-colored fifth album, Mylo Xyloto (2011), mixed with ingratiating hits from throughout its dozen-year career. But the show was as much about the exploding bursts of color filling up the room as it was about the soaring melodic soft-rock that was being brought to life by pianist-guitarist-singer Martin and his bandmates, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, and Will Champion.
February 8, 2012 |
ELI MANNING hoisted the Lombardi Trophy from a glittering blue-and-white float, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg joked that New York City should now be nicknamed the "Big Blue Apple," as thousands of fans crowded lower Manhattan yesterday to celebrate the New York Giants' Super Bowl victory amid tons of confetti. The parade set off from the southern tip of Manhattan and rolled slowly north to City Hall, past fans dressed head to toe in red, blue and white Giants gear, with confetti wafting slowly from the high-rises lining Broadway.
January 24, 2012 |
Texas troubadour Robert Earl Keen has always had the knack for writing witty, sharply observed story-songs that showcase literary flair but don't take themselves too seriously. Starting with No Kinda Dancer in 1984 and up to the fine new Ready for Confetti , the 55-year-old Americana artist has built a following of admirers who shout along to his party songs and might even notice that the good times always come with a cost. Along with his holiday classic, "Merry Christmas From the Family," Keen is probably best known for his outlaw saga "The Road Goes on Forever.
January 3, 2012
EVERY YEAR, police and prosecution bigwigs exhort citizens to celebrate the New Year with fireworks, feasts and confetti - instead of celebratory gunfire. And every year, plenty of knuckleheads ignore that plea. This year, police arrested nine people for allegedly participating in eight celebratory-gunfire incidents. They arrested 10 more people on gun violations. One suspect also was charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly pointed his gun at officers. And police arrested Kevin Ward, 57, of West Philly, after they followed the thunder of gunfire to his home, and he told them: "I was shooting the tree.
December 22, 2011
These mix-and- match dinner plates will work no matter which holiday you celebrate, what your color scheme is, or who your guests may be. Bonus: The graphic patterns in icy metallics keep them in style until spring flowers bloom. - Ashley Primis Confetti and Tinsel plate at Crate & Barrel, $6.95-$7.95 each, King of Prussia and Cherry Hill malls, crateandbarrel.com
November 7, 2009 |
Crowds roared, church bells rang, and streams of paper rained down on Broadway as the New York Yankees celebrated their 27th championship in a way only this city can, with a parade up the Canyon of Heroes. The players, joined by a few celebrity fans and Yankees of the past, drank it all in yesterday as they rode on floats and double-decker buses through Manhattan's financial district. It has been years since the city used actual ticker-tape to celebrate its World Series wins, but the experience was still authentic to the many thousands who crammed the sidewalks along the three-quarter-mile parade route near Wall Street.
April 13, 2009 |
When the clouds parted early yesterday, praise resounded from the white-clad choir at Bright Hope Baptist Church in North Philadelphia. Henri David reigned over a promenade of tots in frills and polka dots at Headhouse Square. Children sprinkled glitter on confetti-filled eggs at a newly opened art gallery. Termini's Bakery in South Philadelphia sold every last bunny-shaped pound cake. And as night drew near, ghouls began to gather on South Street for the third annual Philly Zombie Crawl.