I had the opportunity to go to a 5 Week Summer Program at the very well known Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. There was a lot of convincing I had to do with my Mom and Dad but in the end they let me go! I wanted to go because I knew it would help make me into a better musician and person but also give me a college experience at a school that I was very interested in. I met tons of cool people and great musicians. The faculty were all very accomplished musicians. They've played with artists like David Bowie, Sting, Madonna, Mariah Carey and more! Also, I had never been to Boston before so it was fun being in a city that I had never visited.
I had never flown by myself before this or been alone for 5 weeks! I had always wanted to go to Boston because of the history and great sports.
Fenway Park, the home of the Boston Red Sox, is one of the oldest baseball stadiums in the MLB. When I found out the school offered a deal of $13 tickets, I had to go. A friend and I went to eat at a pizza place across from the park called Pizzeria Megina. The Red Sox lost but it was still super cool to see such an iconic stadium and watch a good game.
During the weekend of the 4th week, I went on a duckboat tour all throughout Boston and going into the Charles River. The tour covered TD Garden, a bunch of historical marks, and going into the Charles River which was super cool because you could look to one side and see Boston and the other side was Cambridge. But something that I remembered most that I had to tell my dad is that the tour took us to the first theater that Oklahoma! was first performed.
Something that I'd never really seen before is that almost every building in Boston was different. They all looked very old and had multiple floors. I noticed this with a GameStop that looked like a 100 year old antique shop and also Chipotle and Wendys that were 2 floors tall. Boston is the home to the 2nd largest Apple Store in the US and the 7th largest in the world.
My mom, dad, and sister came to visit one weekend. Here we are touring the city. We ate some amazing seafood and checked out all the tourist spots!
Here's a video compilation of watching a Red Sox game, 3-time Grammy winner Victor Wooten, and the guy who created the drum beat for David Bowie's song "Let's Dance".