Aerosmith have revealed the location of their pre-Election Day concert on Monday, the band’s old apartment building at 1325 Commonwealth Ave. It’s not exactly the Garden, so there’s a few things you should know before piling into the area for the show.
One look at the location on a map shows it clearly lacks open space, so don’t assume you will have room to sit in a chair of any kind. You’re best off just bringing yourself.
Mix 104.1’s Gregg Daniels, Fast Freddy, and Sue Brady will be reporting live from the scene of the concert on Erin O’Malley’s show on Monday morning. Karson & Kennedy will also have a special pre-concert interview with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler on Monday morning.
The Boston weather report expects chilly temperatures on Monday, with a high of 45 degrees. Make sure you dress warm so you’re not stuck in the cold in the middle of the show. The traffic report will also be something you want to monitor before the show, especially if you plan on driving.
Taking the T
The MBTA has announced that the Green Line B-Branch will be suspended between Washington Street and Packard’s Corner on Monday, November 5, 2012, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Concert-goers will have to get off at either Washington St, if they’re coming inbound, or Packard’s Corner if they’re travelling outbound and walk from there.
There are also bus routes you can take that practically take you right to the location. The 66 bus stops at the corner of Commonwealth Ave. and Harvard Ave., where you can get off and walk about a quarter of a mile to the location. If you’re coming from the Cambridge or Somerville area, the 86 bus could take you to the Green Line’s Reservoir station which would take you right to Washington St. MBTA officials are also suggesting riders use the C-Branch of the Green Line as an alternative.
Boston officials have announced that they will close the section of Commonwealth Avenue around the concert for approximately eight hours on Monday. Transportation officials tell us that Comm Ave will be completely shut down between Harvard Avenue and Allston Street from 7am until 3pm. Detours will be set up for traffic on Brighton Avenue and Allston Street.
Officials also announced a parking ban that starts at 6am and ends at 4pm on both sides of Comm Ave between Allston and Harvard, as well as both sides of Spofford Rd and Long Ave between Comm Ave and Glenville Ave.
Food & Drink
If you’re looking to grab a bite or a drink before the show, you have some options right on Commonwealth Ave. The Joshua Tree and Harry’s Bar & Grill are both just a couple of blocks away on Commonwealth Ave., while Petit Robert Bistro is a more upscale place and Natalie’s Pizza & Subs is a more quick and affordable option.
If you’re coming from the Harvard Ave. area, you’ll be surrounded by places to get food and/or drinks – The Avenue, Great Scott and Inbound Pizza to name a few. There’s even a McDonald’s at that intersection if you want something really quick. If you just need a snack, Lee’s Market II is literally across the street from where the show takes place.