Our Night in Springfield

Part of the Take the Pulse team attended the Boston show in Springfield last night. Here's a reflection of our experience at Prairie Capital Convention Center:

GETTING THERE: The venue is easy to find and the streets surrounding the building are easy to navigate. We parked about a half-block away and within the five minute walk to the arena we saw a few restaurants and bars, but it's mostly surrounded by other businesses and corporate buildings. Inside the venue, there's plenty of space to see where you're going, large restrooms near the entrances, and food and drinks are fairly priced.

BEFORE THE SHOW: Eat at Saputos. The old school Italian restaurant is about a block away from the venue and service is quick. It can be a bit pricey depending on your order, and they don't allow sleeveless shirts, but the food was excellent. And, if you're interested, it's a great place to spot politicians.

THE PERFORMANCE: Boston is the epitome of classic rock. You play them loud and proud - and that's what they did last night. The visuals were amazing as well, as they had a giant video board and intense lighting. If you ever have a chance to see them, take it.

OVERALL: The Convention Center in Springfield is easy to navigate to, and there's cheap parking and good places to eat nearby. Boston played a great show, and I would definitely go back to see another concert there.

Mike Rundle