Thurs Chit Chat: Fly Eagles Fly, Perry Milou, Jon Bon Jovi; Boat House Row Problems

Eagles fever is at a pitch. I don’t know how many videos I’ve gotten of groups singing “Fly Eagles Fly”, and so exciting that the response has been huge with my Steve Martin video going viral with over 100ks impression. So many photos, so much fun, I’m exhausted. Hopefully the players are getting adequate sleep. BTW follow me on social media,  for nearly 12 hours of Wing Bowl coverage. This is the year we have all been waiting for….phillychitchat


American pop artist  Perry Milou will be finishing touches on his Eagles masterpiece “Next Dog Up” inside the Joan Shepp storefront window Saturday, February 3rd 2-6pm. The store will be also having an Eagles-themed “fashion tailgate” with a special promotion in-store as well.


I know we’re not supposed to talk about the Eagles victory parade, but yesterday I saw Fred Stein and his son on the Parkway. Who’s Fred Stein, he’s the event producer the City of Philly uses for all there big events. The rumors floated by Crossing Broad that the parade will go up Broad Street, around City Hall to the Art Museum may be true, very unlike what happened with the Phillies game, which went down Market Street around City Hall to the stadium.  CB also said he heard rumors that the parade would be Wednesday, I too heard Wednesday. Someone wanted to book me for an event on Tuesday and I turned them down saying I think the parade will be that day. The person who has a connection to City Hall said he’d heard the parade would be Wednesday as the Chamber of Commerce’s Mayoral Lunch is on Tuesday. Oh that makes sense, it’d be hard to reschedule that and re book the room at the Marriott.  With a win maybe I’ll get another roomful singing #FlyEaglesFly?

Eagles fever was all over the City, and even appeared at the Academy of Music Anniversary Concert & Ball when Mrs. Matthew Hamilton ie Anne Hamilton , draped an Eagles flag around her beautiful, full length gown.
Shot Through The Heart….Jon Bon Jovi is rooting for the Patriots but we’ll let him slide he’s been fighting homelessness in Philly for over a decade now. On April 14th he’ll be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He just created his own wine and this week he was in Philly
On Wednesday SEPTA, Project HOME and the City of Philadelphia cut the ribbon to officially open the new, expanded Hub of Hope in the Center City sub-concourse. Special guest was the legendary rock star Jon Bon Jovi, longtime supporter of fighting homelessness in Philadelphia and friend of Sr. Mary Scullion, who along with many dignitaries at the event wore a green boutineer in honor of the Eagles.  There was no singing Fly Eagles Fly or even saying Go Eagles, as Bon Jovi is a Patriot’s fan and they didn’t want to make the situation awkward for him. He and Sister Mary met because 13 years ago he was in town for a concert. He spotted a homeless man outside his hotel window shivering. He asked his assistant to go help him find shelter, and that’s how he discovered Project Home and met Sister Mary and Joan McConnon , co founders of the program. Ever since he’s been a real patriot to the program. Project Home a nationally recognized organization that provides supportive housing, employment, education and health care to enable chronically homeless and low-income persons to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty.
Jon Bon Jovi Loves France and Wine (and Now Has His Own Label)

May 3 Bon Jovi is in concert at the Wells Fargo Center

All those Boat House Row Photos you’re seeing for the past two weeks, #FAKENEWS
Boat House Row was only green leading up to the NFC game for one week.

Something that is offensive, Boat House Row is not bleeding green. It’s been two weeks now. If you see photos of it being green it’s not, the LED lights are shining bright white. Why? This is crazy, I thought it was easy to just change the color on them. They were only green for the week leading up to the NFC Championship.
Congrats to Jamie Greubel, Newtown, Pa’s and the women’s USA Bobsled team participating in the Olympics in South Korea later this month.

Mark William Calaway, better known by the ring name The Undertaker, an American professional wrestler signed to WWE and his wife Michelle McCool flew in to Philly on Friday night, and stopped to see Rocky on Saturday afternoon.

Congrats to Geoff Peirce  and Samantha Keenan now Peirce  who were married Sunday a week ago at the Crystal Tea Room. You might recall that Geoff was a guy I photographed doing a series of hard core burpees on the Art Museum steps, the press dubbed him “Hottie on the Art Museum Steps.” He went on to be Philly Famous garnering a lot of press, appearing on Fox 29 and doing push ups with Alex Holley on his back, and then being named one of the sexist singles in Philly by Jeniece Armstrong‘s annual series in the Philly Daily News. Samantha recognized Geoff after all the press, and it was love at first sight. They were nice enough to invite me to their beautiful wedding.

In preparation for the annual Take the Lead event in March, at which PECO is the Lead Sponsor, Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania (GSEP) The 2018 Take the Lead Philadelphia Honorees were feted at a special preview party on January 24 at the Nicole Miller store at the Bellevue.
This year, GSEP will recognize the following women:
2018 Take the Lead Philadelphia Honorees

  • Patrice Banks, Chief #sheCANic and Founder, Girls Auto Clinic
  • Ann Thornton Field, Esq., Partner, Gordon & Rees LLP
  • Evelyn Marcha-Hidalgo, CEO, Intercultural Family Services, Inc.
  • Donna Torrisi, Network Executive Director, Family Practice & Counseling Network