I have been covering the Boston Calling Music Festival for my wonderful Love is Pop fanatics but I’ve been so busy between the festival and commuting to the festival that I haven’t had a chance to go through my notes and actually write my coverage for the site yet. I plan to spend all day Monday writing and posting my coverage accordingly.
Unfortunately, my coverage won’t include Lorde and Childish Gambino. I missed them last night because we had to evacuate the festival due to thunderstorms with lightning. When they initially evacuated they allowed the press and VIPs to say under the cover of City Hall. But all of a sudden after the first storm cleared they announced a second storm and they evacuated the VIP/media section at that point. And since they were making the media and VIPs pack up, it then seemed very unlikely that the festival would be resuming later. I talked to some of the staff and was told that it would take one hour after the storm to get ready to allow people to come back into the festival if they resumed it. And it was nearly 8PM already… So, it seemed very unlikely that the festival would resume at all last night. I headed to the train station to come back to Lowell instead of waiting around to hear an official cancellation in an hour. But, just my luck, the festival did resume shortly after 8 with Lorde followed by Childish Gambino, whom I’m told each did a one hour set.
I will regret missing Lorde and Childish Gambino for the rest of my life. They were two of the three artists I was most looking forward to. Two of the artists I applied for media status in order to cover. My coverage was always meant to do capsule reviews on all of the artists except the big three for me, which were Sky Ferreira, Lorde and Childish Gambino. Thankfully, I did see Sky yesterday and she was wonderful, so I’ll have extensive coverage of her set for you when I write my coverage tomorrow.
In any case, the festival has been a blast aside from my missing Lorde and Gambino last night. There’s been a nice cool breeze throughout, making it feel more like the 70s when it’s been in the 80’s. Meanwhile, the people attending are very peaceful, the crowd giving off warm vibes. Everyone is there to enjoy the music and have a good time. You don’t see any rude people at all. At least I haven’t. More on that in tomorrow’s coverage. Now I’m off to see Sunday’s artists. I’m missing the first couple of artists because I needed to get caught up on my sleep after not getting enough Friday night. It’s very important that I get enough sleep because of my fibromyalgia and so forth. Anyway, lots of coverage tomorrow!