Boston calling bands, Boston Calling moments, Boston Calling memories. Have a seat and let me tell you a few stories.
I feel compelled to do so because not too long ago my good friend and festival organizer Mike Snow joined me to chat about a half-dozen of his favorite festival moments from over the years. We talked about Metallica’s headlining set in 2022, The National headlining the very first Boston Calling Music Festival on City Hall Plaza back in May of 2013, and Jack Black of Tenacious D vibing to Pixies at the May 2015 edition of the festival. You can listen to our conversation and dive deeper into those stories here.
I went through the full lineup of past Boston Calling Music Festivals and, in doing so, came to the conclusion that I’ve attended every single day of every single festival…except for the very first one. Not that I didn’t want to be there for the maiden voyage! Back in May of 2013, my kiddos were little, and Memorial Day meant spending the long weekend with my parents in Maine and a day trip to Storyland in Glen, NH. Since then, I’ve traded the ball pit for the circle pit. When appropriate, of course. You know, like when Converge played in 2017.
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Before we dive in, a few notes on Boston Calling 2023. I put together this handy primer of all the important things you need to know before you head to the Harvard Athletic Complex on Memorial Day weekend. I also put all the Boston Calling 2023 set times in one place, so you can plan your attack. And of course, tickets are still available. Get them here, along with any other Boston Calling info you might be looking for. And keep your eyes peeled: I’ll be on hand for this year’s. It’s what I do.