A few weeks ago, I got to see some friends play their music outside on an unseasonably warm October afternoon. Perry Park in Somerville has never had live music before, but that didn’t stop Wolf Blitzer (the band) from organizing the event, which some affectionately called #Blitzfest. Inspired by Porchfest, a much-beloved music festival held on the porches of private homes throughout Somerville, Nick Canton of Wolf Blitzer got the proper permission from local authorities and tapped some friends to fill out the schedule.

One of my favorite things about living in Somerville is that there is always something interesting happening somewhere, and so many of the people who live here are invested in the place.  Throughout the day, neighbors came by to check out the music, and families with young kids who frequent the playground got their first taste of hipsters and alt rock.

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Carolyn enjoys some playground equipment.

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Fans wait patiently while the band set up.

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Harry Swyter of The Salem Wolves tells the crowd a story or two.

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Cayla and Nick of Wolf Blitzer watch the Salem Wolves play.

The newlyweds (my brother and Michelle) sneak a kiss between songs.

The newlyweds (my brother and Michelle) sneak a kiss between songs.

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Gray and Harry of The Salem Wolves.

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The coolest part of the day was seeing the performances mix right into the usual aspects of the park.

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