One of my favorite things about living in Boston is the number of great musicians who stop by on a regular basis. dsc01191

I’m from a small town in Pennsylvania, and while I went to a few concerts in high school, I always had to travel at least an hour to get to the venue. Nowadays, I can hop on the T! regina

Since my freshman year, I’ve seen Jamie Cullum, Regina Spektor, Jason Mraz, and John Legend at the Orpheum Theater, Chick Corea & Bela Fleck at Symphony Hall, Dave Brubeck at Berklee, and John Mayer at UMass Amherst and then again in Mansfield, MA.

Some of these concert tickets were given to me as gifts from friends/family but the rest were really great seats that I purchased for below face value on Craig’s List – another awesome resource when you live in a big city.

John Mayer is my favorite musician of all time (for real, yo!) and I’ve bebrubecken listening to his concerts from the summer (which are streamed online) all day.

Here’s the audio from his concert I went to in July, in case you’re a fan too. He talks a lot about the Boston area, since he went to Berklee before he dropped out of college and became a rock star. I think that will probably be my path too. 😉

http://www.archive.org/details/jmayer2008-07-12.ca11.flac16

MIT also brings performers for Spring Weekend and subsidizes the concert ticket prices to something like $10 per ticket. During my freshman year, I went to the (a bit out of character for MIT) Ying Yang Twins concert and last year – Third Eye Blind and Howie Day. It’s just been announced that Ben Folds has been secured for Spring Weekend 2009. I LOVE Ben Folds; I feel so lucky! April can’t get here soon enough! If you’re in town, you should join in on the fun.