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Flashy end to Boston Calling Day 1

Posted by Scott McLennan  May 25, 2013 09:24 PM

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Marina and the Diamonds as seen from the vid screen

The one-two punch of Marina and the Diamonds and Fun. provided a frenetic finale to the first day of Boston Calling.

Marina and the Diamond's band members hit the stage wearing suits that made you wonder if they had come from a wedding, then Marina herself emerged wearing a bridal veil. Freaky sun glasses, beauty queen sash and way-skimpy outfit for this weather followed. But it was Marina's powerhouse voice and pure command of the stage that hooked ya.

Fun. closed the night on the main stage with a big colorful splash of feel-good pop (even when the songs are down, Fun. makes it all seem OK).

For a first shot, not too shabby Boston Calling. Not too shabby.

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Scott McLennan is a Boston Globe music correspondent and previously wrote a music and entertainment column for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette for 15 years. After seeing the band Boston in the Boston Garden as a teenager he never looked back and eventually figured out how to be a professional fan. Scott is very good at writing in the dark. This blog is an ongoing discussion about music happening in and around Boston. Scott will be leading the trek across genres looking for new releases and hot shows as well as just checking in with the people who make Boston such a great place to listen. More »
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