Based on our handful of posts over the years, we think it’s fairly well-established that Buffalo, New York has a slight chip on its shoulder about being taken architecturally serious. Personally, we think it’s a fine and wonderful city, filled with lots of great buildings and history (like being the home of Louise Bethune). But we think things might be getting a bit out of hand when the Buffalo News runs the story “Jersey Boys: Buffalo’s Architecture ‘Like No Where Else.’” That’s right, the local paper went to talk to the touring cast of the musical Jersey Boys to make sure they gave their seal of approval to the city’s architecture:
“The architecture in Buffalo, it’s like no where else we’ve been,” said Joseph Leo Bwarie, who plays Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys. “It’s amazing here.”
If we happen to run across another article a few month from now featuring the cast of Wicked, we’re going to quit standing up for you, Buffalo.