“T’was the night before Boston Calling and all through the house, not a creature was stirring not even a mouse.” Filled with excitement, our Chief Announcer, Domenic, and Promotions Director, Hadley, headed to Boston Calling last weekend for 3 days of pure musical celebration. Fully equipped with press passes and VIP status, Domenic and Hadley enjoyed special access, interviews and behind the scenes action. On Saturday, these two interviewed up and coming band, Magic Man. Based out of Boston and all graduates of local colleges and universities, this group of five was incredibly excited and humbled by the opportunity to open the show for Boston Calling on Saturday. With their debut album dropping July 8th, the band had a lot to share with Domenic and Hadley about their future goals (including touring Europe). Titled “Before The Waves,” this synth-pop record is sure to be an ear pleaser. Keep an eye out for that interview to be aired soon!
Highlights of Saturday included Walk Off The Earth’s creative rendition of “Somebody That I Used To Know” completely played on one guitar by all band members (melody, percussion, etc). Frank Turner made a crowd goer’s dream come true by calling him up on stage to play harmonica with him for one song. The most used words of Frank Turner’s set were summer, drinking and beer; clearly three of the crowd’s favorite things. Turner did not disappoint and put on an invigorating and animated performance, featuring his big hits “The Way I Tend To Be” and “Recovery.” Hadley and Domenic also got to catch The Neighbourhood’s interview with Boston.com. But it was perhaps Bastille’s performance on Sunday that electrified all of Boston and had a crowd of thousands jumping to the sky during their song “Of The Night.” For more detailed information about the performances, check out the official Boston Calling Facebook page- it has a lot of great stuff. In the meantime, Domenic and Hadley can’t wait to head back to Boston for the second chapter of the festival, September 5-7th. What interviews will they land this time? And which performances will knock the city off their feet? Stay tuned to find out!
Photo credit to Domenic and Hadley’s cell phones and official Boston Calling photographers