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We were next to the VIP stands and decided to walk away because it was just too crowded.
That's when we heard the first explosion. We thought it a celebratory cannon or something. Then a few seconds later we heard the second explosion and people running away from Boylston over the Public Library steps.
My wife and I were standing in the 3rd row of the grandstand when the bomb went off right in front of us. I thought it might a bomb --- and that was confirmed 10 seconds later when the second one went off right down the street. We didn't know how many would follow. We got behinf the stands and someone from the Boston Public Library opened a…