The Stanley Cup Finals have become renown for its top musical performances before the games, with rapper Lil Nas X starting the Boston Bruins-St. Louis Blues series off with a bang last week.
For Thursday night’s Game 5, the musical guests hit a much more refined note thanks to a special video from the Boston Symphony Orchestra playing “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” by the Dropkick Murphys.
A quintet from the world-famous symphony traveled around the Massachusetts city with NHL chief content officer Steve Mayer on Wednesday to create a new music video celebrating Boston and its fans.
“We’ve done big outdoor events before that have attracted thousands of people but we’ve also done specific shoots highlighting the league, a landmark or a player and the Finals,” Mayer told TheWrap describing how the collaboration came about.
“Last year we did a concert with Panic! at the Disco at the Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas that proved to be extremely successful, so this year the idea was to incorporate the Boston Symphony Orchestra and to do something that would be an ode to Boston.
“We’re really proud with what we came up with,” he added.
In the video, the Boston Symphony Orchestra are performing at city landmarks including Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Quincy Market, with the iconic Stanley Cup taking center stage.
With the New England Patriots being the reigning Super Bowl champions and the Boston Red Sox defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series last October, you may think Boston sports fever has lost some of its steam. You can’t win all of them, right?
Well, that isn’t the case. Bruins fans have proven throughout the season that Boston is still a hockey town at heart by selling games and flooding the streets around the TD Garden.
Even the Super Bowl champs are fully on board. Patriots coach Bill Belichick was the official flag bearer for last week’s Game 2 in Boston, and wide receiver Julian Edelman turned up to Thursday’s practice in a Bruins jersey.
— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) June 6, 2019
While Tom Brady and the Patriots are going to be tied up tonight getting their latest sparkling hardware at the team’s official Super Bowl ring ceremony, there will be plenty of other Boston stars screaming the Bruins on at the Garden.
Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals begins tonight at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET, airing live from Boston on NBC. The seven-game series is currently tied at two games apiece.