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Ongoing History Daily: The tough fans of Philadelphia

When it comes to ranking fans in various cities across North America for the best or worst, Philadelphia always comes up. Anyone who has ever been to an Eagles game knows what I mean. And it’s not just the city’s football fans.

When the 1994 Lollapalooza launched, it came with a group of Tibetan monks who opened the afternoon with a blessing. But when that same tour rolled into the City of Brotherly Love, the monks were pelted with rocks and bottles.

You know you’re in a tough city when even holy men can’t get a break.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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