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7 Legit Cool Things You Can Do This Weekend Besides Seeing Taylor Swift!

Are you a fan of catchy tunes, energetic performances, and a stadium packed with enthusiastic fans? Well, attending a Taylor Swift concert at Gillette Stadium might sound like the perfect night out, but here are things to do in Boston May 19-21 if you're not going to the show, or looking for something else to do in the area. No tickets? No PROBLEM! Let me enlighten you on why going to Taylor Swift is a TERRIBLE idea. Let's talk about the traffic. The endless sea of cars, inching forward at a snail's pace while "Bad Blood" plays on the radio for the hundredth time? Nightmare. Patience is a virtue, but when you're already running late and the parking lot is FIVE STADIUMS AWAY? NOT a good way to get steps in. And that's before you even get there! Once you've miraculously made it inside, prepare yourself for the chaos that is the concession lines. With thousands of hungry concert-goers, a Miller Lite might as well be a mirage. Plus, the prices! You'd think you were paying for a personal serenade from Taylor herself for the price of a hot dog. And let's not forget about the bathroom situation. We all know that feeling when you've downed an extra-large soda and then find yourself waiting in line for what seems like eternity, doing the pee-pee dance to the tune of "Shake It Off." Trust me, it's not a graceful sight. How about the SCREAMING Swifties? No thank you. You just paid more than a grand to hear some 8th grader from Stoughton sing "All Too Well" at volume 50 in your "good" ear. Let's talk about the aftermath. You'll leave the concert with ringing ears, your vocal cords strained from belting out every single lyric, and a dwindling bank account thanks to those overpriced t-shirts you just had to have. And good luck finding your car in that labyrinthine parking lot! So, my friend, while Taylor Swift may be an incredible artist and Gillette Stadium may be an iconic venue, attending a concert there is not for the faint of heart. Unless you're prepared to battle traffic, endure long lines, and at trip to the audiologist this Monday, you might want to reconsider and opt for a cozy night in, blasting Taylor's songs from the comfort of your own living room. So, let's find some alternatives, shall we? Here are 7 things to do in Boston May 19-21.

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