Boston Calling… beer, food, and music. The one weekend where City Hall Plaza turns from the government center of Boston to one of the most talked about outdoor music festivals. Being the third time this massively growing music festival has appeared. With names like Brand New, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse, and Bastille, they really bring together every genre of music. This being the first time they added a third day to the fest making it a total of twenty-three bands all together. With 23 bands and around 22,000 people the energy of the grounds was nothing short to incredible. Fans of all shapes and sizes, young and old, being pushed up against random strangers for 8 hours, not knowing whose sweat is whose, screaming every lyric to their favorite band, there is really nothing better then the vibe given off at a concert.
The first night kicked off at 6:30 on friday night with only three bands and one stage. It was more of a tease with the three artists they chose. Each of them bringing their own hype and emotion to the blue stage. but once it was over it left you begging and screaming for more. Saturday could not come sooner. Within 12 hours the sun had rose and fans lined up outside to rush into the fest. Ten bands two stages, hours of music and food. Maximo Park was one of the more energenic sets of the day with vocalist, Paul Smith jumping from side to side, never failing to strike a great pose for the camera. Youtube sensation Walk Off The Earth was included in this years line up, playing hits like “R.E.V.O.” “Red Hands,” and a cover of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know.” The rest of the day included The Neighbourhood, Frank Turner, and ending with Death Cab For Cutie.
The third and final day of Boston Calling was upon us. With the biggest crowd we saw all weekend, City Hall Plaza was packed more then ever, with all the sweat and music you could’ve possibly imagine. Being the clearest day out of the three with no rain or clouds in sight for the entire day, you could feel the energy this place had. Everyone was excited for the artists of the day including Box Tiger of Toronto. Once the day started winding down, sisters Tegan and Sara had taken the stage for a change of pace and brought the festival to a slower pace, only to be slapped in the face with the driving beats of Bastille and Brand New. Combining the slow, slow, fast, up and down beats of the weekend, the festival came to a close with Modest Mouse.
Boston Calling is continuing to get better and better each time, the fans, artists, staff and supporters all grow and become more and more into what they are providing. Septembers line up has already been released you can head over to bostoncalling.com for full line up and tickets. We hope to see you in September Boston.