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1. Middlesex Fells (requires someone to scope out a perfect clearing deep in the forest, and then figure out how to escort attendees there)

2. Any open space where we can legally fix torches at night (!)

3. Any public statute, like Lincoln on Cambridge Common, the 54th Infantry frieze by the Statehouse

4. Any wide bridge across the Charles

5. The MBTA (especially the Red Line)

6. The top of the John Hancock Building or the Pru

7. Outside Fenway Park on the bridge across the freeway (if we're telling baseball stories)

8. Salem (for scary stories)

9. Revere Beach, at night (maybe with torches!, see #2)

10. An old graveyard (like the ones near the Common, or in Harvard Square)

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Great list Michael -
Was thinking of Lughnasadh (Old Irish, pronounced IPA: [luɣnəsəð]; Modern Irish Lá Lúnasa; Modern Gaelic Lùnastal) is a Gaelic holiday traditionally associated with the first of August.
What if we celebrated the 4 old I rish holidays?
Lughnasadh in the Fells, for example ?
May Day also?
Could be cool - but another possibility is at a beach at night ...big driftwood fire?
Full moon is another time to meet outdoors
Brother Blue said to me last week -
"I wish we could take this [ the TUE night event] outside , into the night"
What about Gardner Museum ? or any Museum for that matter MFA,ICA etc..

The Common

Copley Square

Beacon Hill

Outside Emerson College

Maybe start story tours of Boston, why not they have ghost tours

North End Columbus Park

Commonwealth Ave. with all the staues on the many,many green spaces

The Emerald Necklace throughout Boston.

Outside the Aquarium
I feel more at home in quiet mystical places where one can hear the murmurings of Puck rather than guerilla telling. Libby
So you're more Titania then Tania Hearst? How very Wellesley, milady. Well, when we bandits return with our story-plunder, we will join you in the forest.
Hokay Che - I am ready - I even have the beret. And that ain't no Bunke.
From Bambi Good

Check out p. 8 of today's (Aug 18,2008) Globe Calendar for a possible new venue for a sports storyteller, the new supper club at Gillette Stadium with room for, gulp, 508 people, but nobody is more than 35 feet from the stage. Here is a great challenge for someone!!! Booking is handled by Blue Note.

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