It didn't matter if you were wearing a big silver robot-like outfit, a heavy skirt or a pleather head-to-toe suit — on one of the hottest days of the year, where people normally shed layers, they did the opposite at Boston Comic Con at the Seaport World Trade Center.
"I'm wearing a morph suit right now. Which is full-body," said Jake Skiffington.
Zach White described his costume as all pleather.
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"I was dripping sweat waiting in line," he said. "It was not fun."
It was also not fun working outside. On Harris Street in Revere, Massachusetts, crews have been installing a new gas line. And at an auto shop in Revere, there's no air conditioning, because keeping the bays cool would be expensive and a waste of time.
The shop's mechanics were told to pace themselves and drink plenty of fluid.
South Boston also went without power a portion of the day, causing sweltering conditions inside homes. Some people got relief there at Carson Beach.