The sun was setting over Allston. Streaks of blue and pink could be seen behind the stage, as Natalie Portman introduced The National, her friends of ten years... At first, there was a little bit of feedback, as the sound was being adjusted, but soon enough, that unmistakable, deep, penetrating voice began to mesmerize the audience. Yes, the band is a bit older, the lead singer's hair almost gray, but that voice....it did not disappoint.
Boston Calling returned to Boston, MA, this past weekend in an entirely new form – a venue that featured grass. Previously held in Boston’s City Hall Plaza, this year’s festival was held at the Harvard Athletic Complex, trading the concrete ground of downtown Boston for the open-space fields of Cambridge’s most elite school.
Boston Calling, the bi-annual Boston, MA, music festival, closed out its three-day September line-up with a lunar eclipse to top off a fantastic weekend of music. Each day featured clear skies, abundant sunshine, and crisp fall weather. Crowds were vast and the energy seemed to grow with each act, producing a crowd so thick it became hard to move between the two stages. Committed music fans waited for hours in the same spot in the crowd just to get an up-close view of their favorite bands.
Bostonians and music fans from all over the New England area have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of this September’s Boston Calling music festival. The biannual event will put on a three-day show from September 25th-27th, 2015, in the city’s historic City Hall Plaza [One City Hall Square, Boston, Massachusetts].
Boston’s very own Boston Calling Music Festival proved to be an overwhelming success in its second round. The skies were clear, the air crisp, and the breeze from the harbor was endlessly refreshing. Once inside the event, attendees were greeted with not only the music coming from the stage but also with the smell of funnel cake, hamburgers, and french fries. If that’s not enough to get your taste buds’ attention, the event also featured gourmet food stands such as a local flatbread company and a chicken-and-rice-themed vendor.
After closing out its first two-day festival today with enormous success, and to a sold out crowd, Boston Calling, announces a second edition, which will take place just a few months from now, September 7 and 8, 2013, at the city’s historic City Hall Plaza [One City Hall Square, Boston, Massachusetts]. Just before headliner The National played an unforgettable set on the Main Stage, Boston Calling further amped up fans by announcing that it will return to City Hall Plaza in September with Vampire Weekend and Passion Pit headlining.