By Seth Daniel
Hundreds of people joined Fox 25â€™s morning ZipTrip program live on Revere Beach last Friday, giving the city and its beach a very positive plug.
The television set was placed in the pavilion across from Kellyâ€™s well before sunrise last Friday. However, that didnâ€™t deter many from gathering around as the show went live around 6 a.m.
There were numerous highlights, as throughout the morning they spotlighted restaurants such as Kellyâ€™s, Maggioâ€™s, the Bagel Bin and DeMainoâ€™s.
They also made one unique stop to Skin for All Seasonâ€™s on Revere Street to talk about the history of the cityâ€™s 1980s big hair fashion – also known as Revere Hair.
In addition to highlighting the current business, stylists from the shop brought in pictures of themselves from the 1980s with their best â€œRevere Hair,â€ and talked about working in the times of big hair.
Additionally, the crew interviewed State Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein and hosted the Revere Firefighters Union for a charity donation presentation.
However, the best interview was a Revere Trivia segment with Mickey â€œSay No to Drugsâ€ Casoli.
Though it was peppered with things about Revere that werenâ€™t too positive, such as the Squire Club and the alleged funeral parlor fistfight between John Correggio and Don Goodwin, Casoli was certainly witty and on his toes.
â€œWhat night is amateur night at the Squire Club?â€ asked the interviewer.
â€œEvery night – What? Are you kidding me?â€ retorted Casoli to raucous laughter from the crowd.
And then, at the end of the segment, the interviewer concluded by saying, â€œWell, Mickey, if Iâ€™m ever in Revere at a funeral, maybe you and I can get in a fistfight.â€
Casoli sat up straight, gave the interviewer his patented stare, and said with all seriousness, â€œIt would be the biggest mistake of your entire life.â€