This past Saturday (9/14), I attended Boston station Mix 104.1′s annual free event, MixFest. Each and every year, Mix brings some of the world’s hottest acts to the Boston area to perform at the Hatch Shell on the Charles River. This year, Gavin DeGraw, Backstreet Boys, and Of Monsters and Men graced the Beantown stage, along with “15 Seconds of Fame” winner Alex Preston, drawing an estimated crowd of over 30,000.
The first full act of the show was RCA Recording Artist Gavin DeGraw. He sang a variety of his best songs, along with new music off of his upcoming album “Make A Move” out October 15th. During his performance, he came out into the crowd, which made all of the girls go into a frenzy! Backstreet Boys were next, and while their performance was quite short (4-5 songs) it wasn’t one to forget. When the five guys came on stage, they emitted a contagious energy that spread throughout the crowd. Last up was Icelandic-alternative band Of Monsters and Men. This was definitely the highlight of the night for me, and for the rest of the crowd. Even when they weren’t playing a high energy song, the crowd was dancing like there was no tomorrow. They ended their set with one of their most popular songs, “Little Talks”.
Overall, a very fun event. This was my first MixFest, and I now can say that it certainly won’t be my last! Check out the photo gallery below to get a full “review” of the show. Were you in any of the pics below? Be sure to tell us what you thought of the event!
Special thanks to CBS Radio Boston.