Baseballs Greatest Concert Venue

Posted by Michael Foilb on Mon, Sep 11, 2017 @ 05:03 PM

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This week marks a legendary occasion in the marriage of Boston music and sports.  On Tuesday, August 15 and Wednesday, August 16 Fenway Park is playing host to the minister of rock and roll, the infamous Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.  I’d swim across the Boston harbor to get a pair of tickets to see this show.  I don’t even think I’d have to like Springsteen and I’d still want to go.  There’s something magical about pairing a rock legend with a historic sports venue like Fenway.  The two were meant for each other.  So this got me thinking.  What other awesome concerts have there been in the basilica of baseball?  And who’s made the most appearances?

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Well after a quick search I uncovered Fenway’s concert history and as expected there’s been some pretty big names to headline what is probably the most epic concert venue in the world…or at least in Major League Baseball.  Check it out!

Concerts Over the Years

  • 1944 - Franklin D. Roosevelt's last speech of his campaign
  • 1973 - Stevie Wonder
  • 1973 - Ray Charles
  • 2003 - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (The Rising Tour)
  • 2004 - Jimmy Buffett
  • 2005 - The Rolling Stones (A Bigger Bang Tour)
  • 2006 - Dave Matthews Band with Sheryl Crowe
  • 2007 - The Police (30th Anniversary Reunion Tour)
  • 2008 - Neil Diamond
  • 2009 - Dave Matthews Band with Willie Nelson
  • 2009 - Phish
  • 2009 - Paul McCartney
  • 2010 - Aerosmith with the J. Geils Band
  • 2011 - New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys
  • 2011 - Dropkick Murphys and Mighty Mighty Bosstones
  • 2012 - Roger Waters
  • 2012 - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
  • 2012 - Pat Wolfe & Band
  • 2013 - Jay Z and Justin Timberlake
  • 2013 - Paul McCartney
  • 2014 - Tom Petty
  • 2015 - Billy Joel
  • 2015 - Foo Figthers
  • 2015 - Drop Kick Murphys
  • 2016 - Paul McCartney
  • 2016 - James Taylor and Jackson Browne
  • 2016 - Zac Brown Band
  • 2017 - Florida Georgia Line and Backstreet Boys
  • 2017 - New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul, Boyz II Men
  • 2017 - James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt
  • 2017 - Billy Joel
  • 2017 - Lady Gaga
 
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6 Steps to Finding a Limousine Company

Posted by Michael Foilb on Thu, Aug 24, 2017 @ 12:49 PM

Choosing a limo company can be quite daunting. An internet search for "massachusetts limo" gives you over 400,000 results!  So whether you need a ride to Logan a  luxury limousine for your wedding day, or an option for a night out, how do you pick the right one?

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Here are our top six most important things to consider when looking for a limo service.

1. Fleet

On average a typical limousine company in Massachusetts has a fleet  of five vehicles. There are lots of small companies with one to five cars. Those mom and pop limo companies typically don't have the infrastruction or sophistication to properly maintain their cars, provide 24 hour service or offer professionally-trained chauffeurs. Additionally, some limo companies have old and worn vehicles. If you find a company offering a hummer limo, it's likely 10 years old or more, they stopped manufacturing them in 2009. Similarly, don't get stuck in a dated town car limousine. The last ones were built in 2011, not only are the pretty beat up at this point, but when you take pictures, your ride looks dated before you even get inside.

Ask about the makeup of the fleet. Are there more than limos? What about Spinters, Transits, SUVs, sedans, party buses, trolleys, stretch SUVs, vintage cars, etc. There a good chance that you'll want to explore all your options for your ride. Don't get stuck with a vehicle choice that doesn't match the flavor of your event. Your night is special, so you ride should be as well.

2. Licenses, Certifications & Associations

The state of Massachusetts requires that limousine operators be licensed. There are requirements from the DPU, MassPort and the DOT. Companies have to  have proof liability insurance. All you need is a web page and a phone number to look like a legit business. Take the time to verity that the company is above board.

Check for alliances with the New England Livery Assoatiaion (NELA) and the  National Limousine Association (NLA). FYI, Le Limo was one of the founding members of the NELA. Check the member list here to ensure that you're working with a legit company.

Review the BBB rating of your prospective limo company. Customer reviews and complaints (if any) are part of the mix of information used to determine the company's grade.

3. Chauffeur/Driver Screening

There's been a lot of controversy surrounding the suitability of some "professional" driving companies. There is no shortcut here, either you do it right or you do it illegally. All chauffeurs must take a drug test and pass a physical. Companies should be investigating CORI records of criminal background and the driving records on all prospective employees. Then there's the professionalism quotiant. A top-notch firm will have fine-dressed drivers with black suits and white shirts to make sure they exude a sense of luxury and class.

4. Check the 3 R's—referrals, references and reviews

Check out web review sites like Angie’s List, CItySearch, Yelp, or Wedding Wire. The best way to learn about a limo service is to hear from former customers. They can give you a non-biased insight to the service you can expect to see from the organization. Another great source might be referals. Ask a vendor who works with limo companyies, friend, relative or co-worker who they might have used and if they were happy with the service. A first-hand referral may be the best way to select a limo company.

5. Price

Yes, price is important, but you do have to keep in mind that sometimes you get what you pay for. Just ask the kids who went to the Natick prom in a limousine that caught on fire! Ask questions about the pricing, is it all-inclusive? Do you need to add any admin fees? transporation charges? gratuity? fuel surchage, tolls, MassPort fees? etc. Don't be fooled by a low bait and switch price. Ask how much everything will cost for your ride...everything!

6. Safety

Saftey is boring...unless it's missing! Check to make sure the company you’re considering has a valid certification and liability insurance. Check their safety record. Ask what kind of training their chauffeurs get? And are all their vehicles DOT, DPU and Mass State inspected?

Choose wisely and a fantastic ride will be a seamless component of your fabulous ride.

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Valentines Day Limo Rentals

Posted by Michael Foilb on Wed, Jan 25, 2017 @ 11:53 AM

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It's the most  romantic day of the year. When her friends ask her, "what did your boyfriend/husband do for you on Valentine's Day, shouldn't she have a jaw-dropping answer. Le Limo has a wonderful Valentine's Day package available for February 14 and the surrounding weekend.  Our limo package includes 4 hours of limousine service, chauffeur's recommended gratuity and champagne toast.

Whlle the holiday's origins are in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, a fertility celebration commemorated annually, we'll leave the fertility up to your best judgement. We'll provide the best trasnsportation possible. Whereever you want to take her.

Make your dinner reservations through Open Table and let us do the rest. GIve her the pleasure of bragging about you to her friends. "He hired a limo! And took me out for dinner and dancing." If you set the stage for romance, you never know what might happen next.

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Limo, SUV and Sedan Rentals in Bad Weather

Posted by Michael Foilb on Sat, Jan 07, 2017 @ 01:15 PM

It can get nasty out there. Being a New England Transportation company we encounter all kinds of crazy weather. Le Limo's limousines, SUVs and sedans are equipped with four-wheel drive to help trudge through the worst winter has to offer. Our chauffeurs are trained to anticipate bad roads and to avoid hazardous roadways. . 

We strive to accommodate all of our clients with their safety as our main concern.  When renting limos in the winter months make sure the company has a Bad Weather Policy and check the cancellation policy if your planned event is canceled or postponed.

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Keeping you and our chauffeurs safe is our #1 priority!

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Will You Rent a Limo to Minors?

Posted by Michael Foilb on Sun, Jul 17, 2016 @ 06:22 PM

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A question we get asked regularly is, will you rent to minors. Whether its for a birthday party, bar/bat mitzvah, sweet 16, etc. we have customers who always want to know. Limos are so much fun and an awesome way to create lifelong memories, But to rent. when you are underage there are pre-requisits and safety requirements thate we put in place before you can secure a reservation.  Follow the guidelines below to receive the best limo rental. 

  1. To place a reservation you must be over 18 years old. 
  2. All dividers remain down and non-functioning during an underage event.
  3. No beverages are allowed in the back of the limo.
  4. All bags are stored in the trunk or cargo area and subject to search.
  5. All passengers must remain SEATED and all body parts must remain inside the vehicle at all times.
  6. Escape hatches must not be opened unless it is an emergency.
  7. A parent or guardian of each passenger must sign a liability agreement prior to the trip commencing.
  8. All balances and gratuities must be paid up front before the start of the trip.
  9. All vehicles are NON-SMOKING.
  10. Our chauffeurs are trained to keep you safe but also to allow you to have FUN.  They are a part of your special event and want you to be happy!

While your child may never misbehave in this environment, that doesn't mean his friends won't. We take safety seriously and our commitment to our customers means we take extra steps to secure that there are no risks to minors. 

Bottom line, yes, we rent to minors but there are rules that are strictly enforced to ensure a safe trip for all our passengers.

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Tailgating with Le Limo at Summer Concerts and more

Posted by Michael Foilb on Tue, May 31, 2016 @ 09:00 PM

One of the great thing about summer in New England is the opportunity to enjoy a great outdoor concert in one of the area's great venues. Whether is Kenny Chesney, U2, Cold Play, or Justin Bieber at Gillette Stadium, Don Henley, Bryan Adams, Moody Blues or Idina Menzel at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Boston, Nickelback, Rod Steward or OneRepublic at the Xfinity Center, or maybe Lady Gaga, James Taylor or Billy Joel at Fenway Park, there's an option for every musical taste.

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Party buses are extremely popular at these events. We can provide you with luxurious vehicle, suitable for safe beverage consumption, for you to pregame in with your friends as you anxiously wait for the concert to begin! Our Celebrity Party Bus holds up to 40 people

Other great options in central Massachusetts include the DCU Center and Hanover Theatre:

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The Hanover Theatre is gorgeous and hosts every type of show which includes concerts, comedy shows, plays, etc.  I personally have attended a concert at each of these venues and they all are great and provide a diverse schedule of events and concerts.

There are great options for nights out at Mohegan Sun Arena and the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods. And of course, there are entertainment options beyond the concert scene, sporting events, night out, bachelor/ette parties, sweet 16 parties and more.

Enjoy New England this summer.

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Limo Coupon Deals to the Airport?

Posted by Michael Foilb on Thu, Mar 24, 2016 @ 10:37 AM

Have you ever seen one of those attention grabbing coupon offers for discount rides to the airport? While a lot of times the costs are marked up so they can be disounted...What they typically fail to mention is that you need to add gratuity (usually 20% of the original cost), tolls, fuel surcharges, administrative fees and Massport fees. Suddenly, the great deal is not so great. We got a groupon toda for example, with this fine print: cancellation fee may apply. Extra fee outside of service area. Extra $20 fee for services 12:30 a.m.-4 a.m. Gratuity not included. Those extra fees and "not includeds" can add up pretty quickly. Just adding the gratuity and off hours fee is $76 extra. If you add a surcharge for service area, tolls and fees, suddenly you're paying $100 more than the advertised price.

We don't roll that way. Le Limo gives you an all-inclusive price when you book with us. Our quote includes tolls, recommended, but not mandatory, gratuity, transportation charges, admin fees, etc. It's all in our quoted price. To build a reputation for quality and luxury for more than 30 years, you have to treat the customer with respect. That's just the way we do business...always have. Call us 24 hours a day at 800.287.8970.

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Le Limo on the Radio!

Posted by Michael Foilb on Thu, Feb 11, 2016 @ 12:35 PM

Le Limo makes a major effort to make sure prospects can find us on a variety of media channels. We've advertised in newspapers, magazines, television, all over the digital world and now, we're on the radio!

We negotiated an advertising package with WEEI, Boston and WAAF Worcester. The ads run througout our service area is Boston to Worcester. Tune in to listen. Or for those of you who just want to "play along at home," here is the body copy from our ad:

For 30 Years Le Limo has been setting the standard in the area for luxury livery transportation.

Whether it’s a corporate event, ride to Logan, special celebration, or night on the town

The fleet includes: stretch limos, sedans, suv’s, party buses, Mercedes Sprinters and more.

Call Le Limo about their 30th anniversary specials

Le Limo helps you return to an era of unparalleled luxury

Call 800-287-8970, 800-287-8970 or online at lelimo.com, L-E-L-I-M-O .com

And feel free to do what the ad says, visit us online (oh, you're already here) or call us at 800-287-8970

Click here to hear the ad: https://youtu.be/JVh_LPjr02k 

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Diaries of a Detailer

Posted by Michael Foilb on Fri, Jan 08, 2016 @ 07:12 PM

"Your cars are always immaculate." We hear that all the time. Obviously, there's a there's a lot of work that goes on in the background in order to have a neat fleet. Our detailer, David walks you through the steps taken before putting our vehicles on the rode to ensure they're sparkly clean for you every time! Every vehicle gets cleaned out prior to the next day's run. Check out the video...

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The Limo WOW Factor

Posted by Michael Foilb on Thu, Dec 10, 2015 @ 11:55 AM

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A black limo slowly passes by you on the street.  You turn an look and wonder, "who is in that limo?".  This never gets old for all of us at Le Limo.  From a very young age I personally was fascinated by the mystery a limo held.  To this day many of our clients are "First Timers".  We love the look on their faces as we pull into their driveway to whisk them away on a special adventure. 

These trips are fun and enjoyable for our professional career chauffeurs as well.  During the week they perform services for many of the high profile corporate CEO's that come to Boston and Worcester on business.  These client's are not only used to the livery experience, but expect to be handled with the utmost care.  They do not tend to be  surprised or excited to enter a limousine.  So our chauffeurs truly enjoy our retail limousine customers who have never experienced limousine travel in Boston and Worcester, MA.  These clients are giddy with excitement, snap lots of photos and instantly upload them to social media. 

So if you have NEVER had a limo ride, I suggest you get some friends and or family together for any event you can come up with and call us to reserve your first trip. Live the Limo Life.

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