By John Anderson
There are few things as unpredictable as New England weather, so tonight’s concert at the Pappas Recreation Complex may occur on schedule. Many storms approaching from the west separate and go north and south of Auburn, but some don’t. Weather.com is showing scattered thunderstorms in Auburn from 2pm to midnight.
At 6:00pm, temperatures will be in the high 70’s and the humidity will be over 75%, but that’s pretty typical for late July. New Englanders don’t get too fazed by the “threat of a storm” and life usually goes on as planned. Hopefully, that will be the case tonight when Boombox is scheduled to play.
Boombox hails out of Worcester, and they describe themselves as “the 70’s and 80’s Experience.” With both male and female lead vocalists, their play list is extensive. They say they are influenced by all classic and modern pop rock hits, funk and blues, and the instrumental versatility of the band is impressive. This seven-member band consists of seasoned veterans of the Worcester music scene, including Charlene Arsenault, keys; Kris Nashold, vocals; Harlan Chaput, bass; Scott Mitti, guitar; Paul Sirard, guitar; Paul Starvaski, vocals; and John Delbonis, drums.
Auburn Mass Daily will post any cancellation notification on its Facebook page if circumstances don’t allow the show to go on. The rain date is Tuesday, August 4, at 6pm at Pappas.
Last week’s concert by Pirates for Peace was a big hit at the Pappas Pavilion, and the lawn was nicely crowded. As a large number of children played at the new playground or ran around in the grass, adults enjoyed a stellar concert with excellent vocals and outstanding guitar work.
Here are a few images of the band.