This past weekend, I attended the fall version of Boston Calling, making it my first visit to the new but established Boston music festival. It was actually my first in Boston since I was a little kid, and boy, what a great weekend it was.
I have nothing but positive things to say about the festival, which was run to perfection. With two stages practically a stones throw away from one another, you had a pretty intimate fest with the ambition of one much larger. Even with rain and thunder causing an evacuation and hour long delays on Saturday night (which cancelled out sets from Girl Talk and Volcano Choir), the festival handled it and courteous and professionally as one could.
I saw stunning sets from The National, Lorde, Future Islands, Spoon, Nas + The Roots, The Replacements, The War On Drugs and Neutral Milk Hotel, making it a wonderful wrap of my summer festival season.
Boston Calling is just done right. I can only see it growing bigger and bigger over the years, which makes me very excited for the future.
Below I’ve wrapped up my coverage with a list of all the sets that I saw, as well as a photo gallery of my favorite shots taken from the weekend. Read the rest of this entry »