Last night, I went to see O.A.R. at the Bank of America Pavilion — an outdoor amphitheater with a seating capacity of about 5,000 along Boston’s harborfront. It was a great concert. There is nothing like an outdoor concert in the summertime. I almost forgot what a fantastic experience it is: the warm air; the natural acoustics; the light of dusk on the backdrop of a city and open-air restaurants; the smiles and excitement of concert-goers. Aside from seeing U2 outdoors, in 2009 at Foxboro Stadium (68,000+ capacity, with no acoustics and echoing music – and even so, I’m not complaining, I’d see U2 anywhere), the last time I was in an amphitheater was when I was 8-months pregnant with my son listening to Pearl Jam at the Tweeter Center (outside of Boston). Last night was reminiscent of many post-college Dave Matthews concerts. I think it’s a MUST for every summer. I just forgot! (And can attribute that to the “triplet-bubble.”)
The Pavilion sits right next to Boston’s newest hot-spots.
We went with a friend who is the biggest O.A.R. fan I know of (he has seen 13 shows in 3 years) – which is the best way to see a concert…to feel their exhilaration! I don’t claim to be a die-hard fan, but loved hearing their rendition of Billy Joel’s “The Downeaster ‘Alexa.”
photos by Ei3s