Last night I attended the Boston Strong – One Fund Concert. It was my first time attending a big time, multi-headliner show and, needless to say, it was impressive. Perhaps it was an embarrassment of riches when you think to yourself, midway through a bill, “Perhaps Boston, Jason Aldean, New Kids, Bel Biv DeVoe and Boyz II Men were enough. Maybe I don’t need Jimmy Buffett.”
But I do, and you know what? Dane Cook had the second best line of the night (next to Steven Wright) calling out the passive aggression of the pending ellipses in iPhone text message conversations.
Today’s song of the day thanks all the rock & roll bands and producers that staged last night’s fundraiser, and honors those affected by the marathon bombing. The band Boston opened the show with this song and never looked back. One of my friends worked sound for this concert and told me afterwards it was an honor just to be there. “We were just another band out of Boston on the road tryin’ to make ends meet…”
A few tweets from the moment sum up the feelings and have some great photos:
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