If there’s one thing we can say with confidence about Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, it’s that he’s really good about knowing who’s-who in town. Following similar declarations for comedian and writer Judd Apatow and poet laureate Patti Smith, the mayor has declared today (December 28) Mighty Mighty BosstonesDay around Boston.
The announcement marks and celebrates the ska-punk band’s 20th Hometown Throwdown holiday residency at The House of Blues, which begins tonight and runs through Saturday, (December 30), as well as the 20th anniversary of their double-platinum album Let’s Face It and their donation to The Shout Syndicate Fund. According to the Globe, Walsh will personally present the band with their proclamation on Friday (yes, the day after, apparently).
But hey, after 30-plus years of making their hometown proud, it’s about damn time.
We’ll post the full proclamation when it surfaces online. In the meantime, peep Vanyaland’s recent interview with Dicky Barrett about all things Throwdown here.