As soon as we left the place, we came across this DJ that was playing in the street. He had lights, music, everything! It was something I had never seen before. We started dancing in the street, and soon enough people started to join. He played the song, “Thriller,” and immediately random strangers were following our lead and dancing - it was amazing. It was such a healthy way of having fun – and it was completely free. I immediately understood why people say that music connects us: I had no idea who those people were, but we were all enjoying the music and appreciating it, and we immediately forgot about the cold weather.
It was a very different, yet interesting day. This is one of the things that I will miss most about Boston, is its music. Wherever you go, music finds you. It captures you in a way that, whenever you hear a certain song, your brain will automatically go back to that precise memory, and you know nothing will ever be the same, but those moments are still stuck with you. I know Boston is not forever - I wish it could be, but for now all I have to do is enjoy as much as I can and not think about closing the book; because really we all know the ending will be kind of sad, since we don’t want to leave this wonderful city.
So, if you are about to come to Boston, take my advice and try and appreciate every single musical experience that the city has for you, from people playing the saxophone in the street, to random DJs offering free music for people to enjoy. I learned to appreciate music more since having been here; I genuinely think it is a way of expressing our feelings in a less explicit way. Think about when you had a great time or a great experience: you might not have the actual words to describe why it was so amazing, yet if there was music there, you can instantly travel back in time.