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No more waiting for Boston Calling

Posted by Scott McLennan  May 25, 2013 01:49 PM

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Bad Rabbits kick off Boston Calling with "We Can Roll"

Rain be damned. Bad Rabbits hit the stage to launch the inaugural Boston Calling music festival, and the drops stopped-if only temporarily.

Weather aside, the transformation of City Hall Plaza into a festival site is pretty impressive. Two stages, various vending areas, a sheltered VIP enclave are all part of the footprint.

Not sure if the drizzle is keeping elements of the the sell-out crowd at bay, as there is plenty of space to get up close to the bands during the early goings.

Waiting for St. Lucia to hit the second stage next, followed by Cults, MS MR, Matt and Kim, Portugal the Man, the Shins, Marina and the Diamonds, and Fun. Boston's heavy millennial fest is under way.

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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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