I wasn’t really expecting that much from a free gig in the middle of Boston on a Thursday night. Particularly from three English lads on a day that had seen highs of 39 degrees.
But I was pleasantly surprised by The Wombats who seemed relaxed and completely in control of the stage. Despite the heat they were high energy and their repertoire felt well practiced and natural.
Tom DeLonge Tord Øverland Knudsen gave a great upbeat performance, skipping around the stage whenever he was away from the keyboard.
The set was stripped back with no pyrotechnics and minimal lighting but this added to the laid back summer vibe offered by the sunset in downtown Boston.
They only thing that was a little lacking was interaction with the audience but for a gig that cost literally nothing and had a great view from the steps of Government Center, I’m not going to complain.