7 things we're still talking about from Boston Calling weekend Live
Boston Calling took over City Hall Plaza for a two-day music festival on Sept 7-8 with Vampire Weekend and Passion Pit headlining each respective night. Boston.com was on the front lines at the festival and less than 24 hours later, freshly sunburned and just recovering from the ringing in our ears, we rounded up the seven things we're still talking about from this weekend. Here's a visual representation of them, via our social accounts and Tweets from the area.
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1. We got hungry, but we were fed. We were fed well. For some of us, the lineup for participating food trucks and restaurants for the festival was nearly just as exciting as the bands themselves. At times, the lines stretched as far as the eye could see but for the most part, food was fast, easy, and reasonably priced. The beer gardens weren't so shabby either.
The line for @TastyBurgerUSA at @Boston_Calling is about 100 deep. #bostoncalling pic.twitter.com/lPcmAUecUB
Beer garden at #bostoncalling w/ @amiralani @ Boston Calling Music Festival 2013 instagram.com/p/eA9gyeKX0y/
2. Headlining night one: Vampire Weekend. And with a handful of songs that blatantly call out the city of Boston and surrounding area, it only felt appropriate that the band's set list include all of them. And that it did. And that it certainly did.
3. And the most stylish ladies of Boston Calling were...Natasha Khan of Bat for Lashes and Solange Knowles both rocked the Red Stage on their respective days and both walked away as our official style crushes of the weekend. Festival style doesn't have to be all cut-off's and crop tops, ladies. Keep it classy.
@Bat_for_Lashes Natasha, your #outfit was #fantastical !!! Thank you for a great #performance at #bostoncalling :) pic.twitter.com/stc5NPvbKB
4. We got our sign on. There was a sign language interpreter stationed in front of each stage. Lyrically speaking, it wasn't always a walk in the politically correct park. Day one: easy peasy. Day two: we imagine it got awkward.
Kendrick Lamar and his sign language interpreter kil-lin it. #bostoncalling pic.twitter.com/eOb2toQ8RF
Sign-language interpreters for every band. Well done, #bostoncalling . Well done.
The sign language lady who signs lyrics is grooving SO HARD to @Bearstronaut . Awesome combo of dance and ASL #bostoncalling
5. Just when you thought you were safe: Twerking happened.
Congrats all, we got through a Twerk-free Saturday today. Tomorrow might be another story, however.
6. There was no rest stop for Kendrick Lamar. The 26-year-old rapper, who was recently announced to open the upcoming seven-week Kanye West "Yeezus" tour, managed to make his 7:45 p.m. set -- and bring some serious energy -- on the Red Stage following an appearance at Syracuse University's Juice Jam earlier in the day. Hustle.
.@passionpit 's @mangelakos closed out @boston_calling by dedicating their headlining set to @BostonPhoenix and @wfnx . Love those dudes.
Cool of Michael Angelakos to dedicate the @passionpit set to @WFNX and the @BostonPhoenix <3 #bostoncalling