Boston Calling day three recap: Paramore and more close out with a bang

Olivia Reid and Katrina Sanville

After a weekend filled with high-energy performances, the final day of Boston Calling left things on a high note with a jam-packed day full of performances that people were sure not to forget. 

WunderHorse took the Green Stage at 2:25 p.m. and received a good audience at the start of the day. The group was just on tour with Fontaines D.C. in Boston during October at House Of Blues. Jacob Slater, the frontman of the group, set the stage. Their set drew a lot of people over, as they were very lively and loud on stage—it was hard to miss. The group is very exciting and entertaining to watch, as they create a very fun environment to be in and a part of. A lot of fans were jumping around yelling to the songs, which led to many others doing the same.

The Linda Lindas took the Red Stage at 3 p.m. after being introduced by Mayor Michelle Wu. The rock band is from Los Angeles, California. The band is made up of younger kids, and Boston Calling was their first festival. The members, all around the ages of 11 to 17, were absolutely phenomenal. They came onto the stage with great show etiquette. They came out and put on a great performance similar to more well-known performers. 

Genesis Owusu took over the Blue Stage around 5 p.m. His visuals and outfits were very well put together and pleasing to watch. Owusu came out being held up by dancers who were under a skirt looking attire. The dancers dispersed and the high level dancing and moves made quite the show. The dancers jumped out on the speakers, engaging the audience, and toward the end of the set, they held up a red flag that read “Don’t Forget To Smile” in black bold font. Owusu went into the crowd at the very end of his set and was able to connect with the fans and create an amazing time for everyone there. 

Over on the Green Stage, Maren Morris came on at about 6:15 p.m. and had a huge crowd that went at least a mile back. She brought out a tambourine during her set which was so fun to watch. She came to the end of the stage waving and looking around at all the fans as well as talking to them. She was so great to see live and left many speechless and in tears after performing “The Bones.” She talked about how personal the song was for her as she wrote it to her fiance as a form of her vows. 

All throughout the day, the Para-war at Green Stage was constantly going on. People had claimed their spots early on for Paramore’s performance at 9 p.m. on the Green Stage. Many got very territorial over their spots closer to 8:30 p.m. as people made their way over to be sure to catch their set. The band had a lot of fun pyrotech that made for the optimal viewing display for the fans. They were sure to include some of their latest songs from their newest release “This Is Why” and even classics such as “Ain’t it Fun.” The moves and onstage performance by lead vocalist Hayley Williams was phenomenal. 

This year’s Boston Calling featured a little something for everyone, and the festival in general is something that all residents should try to attend once during their time in Boston. The festival allows attendees to make new friends with those of similar interests as well as connect and meet up with older and current friends. It is a must see during Memorial Day in Boston. 

Full List of Artists From Day 3:


Queens of the Stone Age 

Maren Morris


King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard 

Genesis Owusu 



Mint Green 

Workman Song 

070 Shake 

The Walkmen 

The Linda Lindas 



Ali McGuirk 

Sorry Mom