“It’s All Revolutionary Fun … Until Some Homeless Drunk Starts Vomiting Near Your Tent.”

A great report by my Boston Herald colleague Christine McConville from the tents of Occupy Boston.

As I headed to my tent at 3 a.m., I noticed a number of homeless people had joined the camp. They looked delighted to have the new donated pillows and blankets, but they didn’t appear to support the strict no-drugs, no-alcohol policy.

Later, I was woken by the sound of a man hurling violently outside my tent. I remembered all that talk about the big-city rats.

The revolution stopped being much fun. I was never so glad to see dawn break over Southie.

Michael Graham
Radio talk show host, columnist for the Boston Herald, stand-up comic and former GOP political consultant. Learn more about Michael here.

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