Graduations, Ballgames and a Daredevil
Spring has come and gone and we are well into the summer heatwave. Worcesterites were eager for the changing of the seasons after the dreadful winter we had so features came easy as folks took every opportunity they could to enjoy the fresh air. The graduations were plentiful. I lost count but I’m pretty sure I covered at least 15. I would have to say the highlight of my spring, was meeting and photographing professional daredevil Doug Danger. Doug has faced near-death experiences from wrecking on stunt jumps and most recently in his battle with Stage 4 cancer, but he has survived it all and is planning to pay tribute to his hero, Evel Knieval, by jumping 22 cars on his 1972 Harley Davidson in August. Mr. Danger has a matter-of-fact approach to taking on this challenge. He doesn’t appear fazed by his age, previous injuries or brushes with death. To him, this is simply his passion and it’s only natural that he would accept the offer to break another record, when given the chance. I put together a video of Doug performing some practice jumps for a crowd in Brimfield. Take a look, if you’re interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oae8yy5TI1c I also posted a gallery below of some favorites from the past couple months.