Hey readers it’s the one, the only THE RIDE! Today I want to tell you all about MSG. That stands for Madison Square Garden, not monosodium glutamate. Madison Square Garden is a multipurpose indoor arena which hosts just about every form of entertainment. From sports to music to circuses, MSG is where it all goes down. For the New Yorker or the person visiting, the Garden is a must.
Madison Square Garden opened in 1968, making it the oldest sports arena in the metropolitan area as well as the oldest hockey arena in the National Hockey League. Let me tell you I’ve gotten into some nasty bouts with Flyers fans in the stands. They’re not as bad as those Devils fans though. Back in 2006, they held Mark Messier night which was just magical! If you’re not a hockey fan the Knicks play there too, and if you’re not into sports at all, there is almost always an amazing band to see live.
Magic is something almost synonymous with Madison Square Garden. It’s something you can only feel if you visit this iconic arena for an event. That’s why Elton John held his 60th birthday concert at MSG, or why Billy Joel set the record for the most consecutive performances at this venue, or why U2 played the venue 17 times in their career. I could go on and on. I will tell you about this one time we went to see Dave Matthews Band at the Garden, well I’m obviously too big to fit inside, but I hung out with his tour bus outside. She knows how to have a good time. We would have gotten thrown out if she wasn’t with the band!
The only thing you have to look out for are the people from New Jersey that take the amtrak in and think they own the place. They have the nerve to consider themselves “locals” even though they never even step out of the building! Anyway, just steer clear from those Devils fans and you’ll have a great time. The best part about Madison Square Garden is that it’s connected to Penn Station. You can take the train from almost anywhere and then hop on a subway to any part of town! Make MSG a spot to see after your RIDE!