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Here in Boston, no one really asks how to get to Allston — you just know. But with Boston Calling set to arrive at the Harvard Athletic Complex in less than three weeks, festival organizers are making sure everyone knows how to properly get to its new location.
And with the bigger grounds come a slightly more elaborate method of getting there. For its Spring 2017 edition, headlined by Tool, Chance The Rapper, and Mumford & Sons and going down over Memorial Day weekend May 26 to 28, Boston Calling has relocated to the 17-acre Harvard Athletic grounds in Allston, just off the Charles River, representing a massive upgrade from its previous home of four years, the six-acre site at City Hall Plaza.
But where City Hall was a central location easily accessible by public transportation and Government Center’s relative familiarity to festival-goers, the new spot brings some uncertainty — like where, exactly, is the closest MBTA station (spoiler: Harvard Square on the Red Line).
To answer the questions about how to get to Boston Calling, organizers have unveiled a video detailing each way to get from within and outside the city directly to the Allston location. The tl;dw version: Don’t drive, grab an Uber, or take the T to Harvard Square and walk across the bridge.
Also, don’t drive.
Read that last sentence again.
The informational video, which you can watch below and get all sorts of informed, is soundtracked by beats from John PhoneTrain, who has been known for creating tracks on his iPhone while riding on the Commuter Rail for his daily commute in and out of Boston. For all our continuous Boston Calling coverage, click here.