It seemed like perhaps the most Philly thing ever: On Thursday, a DeLorean was ticketed outside of Time on “Back to the Future” Day. But, surprise, the ticket might never have been issued. And in another surprise: A Philadelphia congressman reported that Joe Biden would run for President. The prediction didn’t turn out so well. Billy Penn recaps all of these stories and more from the week and combines them with music as part of the #BillyPennPlaylist.
“Back In Time,” Huey Lewis and the News
Was there a ticket? Or was it a fake? The situation ended up being quite the mystery.
“Desperately Wanting,” Better Than Ezra
The get people to vote in Philadelphia thing went from new strategy to what is being called a gimmick. Dilworth Paxson CEO Ajay Raju and the Philadelphia Citizen are hoping to entice people to vote by starting a $10,000 lottery.
“Am I Wrong?” Nico and Vines
On Monday, Philly congressman Brendan Boyle tweeted that Joe Biden would be running for president based on info from sources. And by Wednesday it became clear that was not happening when Biden announced he wouldn’t run at a press conference in the Rose Garden.
I’m surprised. Clearly something changed. Like many, I admire & respect VP Biden. In the meantime I’ll stick to my day job!
— US Rep Brendan Boyle (@RepBrendanBoyle) October 21, 2015
“Poppin’ Bottles,” T.I. feat. Drake
Plenty of discussion about bottle service, Armani and other pieces of a luxurious lifestyle came up at the fraud trial of Chaka Fattah Jr. Perhaps the best quote of the week: “Do you remember me having an Armani suit?”
“Different Colors,” Walk The Moon
Starting Saturday and carrying through next week, Philadelphia is scheduled to reach peak fall foliage. The city’s already looking beautiful, too.
“Lights Out,” Santigold
A Giants fan got pummeled by an Eagles fan after Monday night’s game. He later said, “If I wasn’t that intoxicated I probably could have controlled the situation, but stuff happens.” Fair enough.
“Dressed In Black,” Sia
Expect to see quite a few gothic people next weekend for Halloween. Pennsylvania’s most popular costume this year is the goth.
“Maybe I’m Amazed,” Paul McCartney
McCartney played an exclusive concert at a banquet for truckers on Monday night. Not a bad performer to get for a dinner featuring 1,000 people.