Normally, Philadelphia’s mayor celebrates his inauguration with a fancy ball with lots of glitz and glamour. Not this mayor.
On Monday night, legendary D.J. Jerry Blavat emceed what Mayor Jim Kenney called a block party at the Convention Center (Broad Street Atrium). It came complete with food trucks lining the sides of the free event.
“So how do you like our block party? Ain’t it fun? No black ties, no gowns, we’re good,” Kenney said.
Setting aside tradition, the city’s new mayor opted for a very unconventional inauguration party that truly had the feel of a neighborhood block party, with no black ties, no gowns and no gala.