Boston Calling Music Festival | VIP Is The Place To Be

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Boston Calling Music Festival | VIP Is The Place To Be

By: Matthew Koentjoro

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I’m sure by now you’ve already heard how awesome Boston Calling was and we at Rose Rundown have plenty of exclusive photos in our gallery to prove it. You can see how excited all these handsome and beautiful people were as bands like Passion Pit and The Airborne Toxic Event rocked City Hall Plaza this weekend. Maybe you even went and thought it was awesome. Why do I need to tell YOU then? But hey, here’s something you may have missed. Did you get the VIP ticket? That sexy pink wrist band that let you go anywhere but backstage? For a little extra cash, you can really get the most out of Boston Calling. Here’s five reasons why you want to be a VIP and get access to the VIP Areas. You’ll know where that money went.

1) Exclusive VIP Area Access has FREE FOOD. Well, ok, not really free, considering you pay extra for the service. HOWEVER you can have as much as you want and they just keep handing you fruit kabobs, vegan lo mein, cups of steaming hot chili, and all the chips and cookies you can carry. The very classy hors d’oeuvre station came complete with friendly smiling servers who kept you loaded up on different colored chips, crackers, cheeses, and vegetable cups. All day concert with all day snacking? Yes, Please.

2) VIP private bar area. Some people may be thinking, “Oh but the beer gardens have such lively ambiance!” Wrong. That translates into waiting in line for beer. Or wine. Alcohol. Yes, of course the experience of being surrounded by mainly junior and senior year college kids can be a fun concert experience and no one is going to tell a VIP they can’t hit the beer garden. But VIPs get a nice cold beverage, a soft seat off the ground, and some shade to relax in. You can’t see any stages from the beer garden.

3) VIPs have their own latrine station. The perk of portipotty privacy is great when the general admission toilets are far from the stages and you may miss part of the constantly running concert. Perhaps if you’re the germophobic type, knowing that it’s likely LESS people have been in before you, it’s a little more tolerable conducting business. Hey, you’re the one constantly eating and drinking. When you crack the seal, you have less than a minute walk and you actually end up with a great view of the orange second stage. Disinfect and get back in the game!

4) You have amazing, clear, and comfortable views. The VIP section directly overlooks the second stage where you would have found bands such as Deer Tick easily from the plaza balcony. You can see from anywhere and chairs and velvet benches lined the patio area walls. Take a breather on something soft and cushioned, rather than the main grounds tiered steps or the sidewalk. You can put your beer down, take your bag off, pull out that phone and pose for a selfie with the teeming masses below you and the stage. And there wasn’t just one VIP viewing area. The main stage sectioned off a raised catwalk balcony area just for VIPs to dance and lounge only forty feet from the stage barricade. Bam, Vampire Weekend plus elbow room.

I hope some of these points show that paying for the finer experience can be worth it. Now that I’ve done it, you won’t see me in the trenches with the groundling peasants ever again. Of course, hearing the crowd sing along with your favorite band will still call you to wade into the masses to dance only a few feet from the stage with the normal people – if they’ll still have you.

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