So Mayor Nutter shows up at the Independence Seaport Museum last night and the crowd goes crazy when he starts talking up the goals of the PennPraxis 10-year plan for the Delaware riverfront.
Nutter's first big hit: He's blowing up the Penn's Landing Corp., giving it a new name and a new board and a new mission and forcing the famously secret non-profit to operate in the open.
And how does Nutter bring the point home? A little new age music of course. Nutter paused his speech, asking, "Can you hear the music?" And up comes the audio for The Fifth Dimension song "Aquarius/Let the sun shine." On the giant screen behind Nutter, the image of a seagull soaring against a clear blue sky lit up the room. Groovy. For those who missed it, here's The Fifth Dimension rocking the TV, circa 1971.