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Red Sox DJ TJ Connelly to ‘play’ for Patriots

TJ Connelly (left).

TJ Connelly (left).

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Fenway Park DJ TJ Connelly knows how to entertain Red Sox fans. He doesn’t just play the usual stadium anthems, and he keeps everybody guessing. For instance, on Sunday he played Daniel Boone’s “Beautiful Sunday.” Last Thursday, during the second inning against the Astros, he played Marshall Crenshaw’s “Someday, Someway.” And at the end of a recent sixth inning, he played The Clash’s “The Magnificent Seven.” Now Connelly has a new sport to score. He’s been hired as the DJ for the Patriots, which means that he’ll play tunes at Gillette Stadium during home games. Connelly tells us of his new gig, “I plan to draw on the same overall library of music, but the tone and pacing of football and baseball are entirely different so there will certainly be some adjustment. At Fenway we draw on over a hundred years of music to illustrate the character of the park and have 10 times more games to do it in, so the thought is for the Gillette playlist to be a bit more focused on classic and current rock ’n’ roll along with the existing traditional elements of a Patriots game.” His set list for last Friday night’s preseason game against Philadelphia included Pete Townshend’s “Let My Love Open the Door.”

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