(NECN: Julie Loncich, Allston, Mass.) - In a scene not often seen, normally congested Commonwealth Avenue in Allston, Mass. is void of cars and trains, but it is full of fans.
Aerosmith pulled up in a duck boat after a tour of the city.
Tom Brady is set to announce the band. It’s all shaping up to be quite the show.
“Oh my god, forever… Love Steven Tyler… all the boys in the band. Love them,” said Chrissy McCarthy.
She let her daughter skip school to be here, and she wasn't the only mom hopping to pass on her love of Aerosmith.
“Yeah, he does have school today; I figure I’ll take him out. At least it will be another generation who knows who Aerosmith is,” said Connie Talley.
Forty years after they called 1325 Commonwealth Avenue home, one of America's biggest and most beloved rock bands returns for a free show to promote their first new album in 11 years and urge people to get out and vote while they're out buying a copy.
WAAF is sponsoring the event and has had to keep this under wraps for weeks.
“It's been such a secret. Only a few people in the office even knew about it. We're trying to make signs and put stuff on the website and we couldn’t even tell graphics guys,“ said Mistress Carrie/WAAF host and music director.
Set up took hours; Comm Ave. was closed to traffic, and parking was prohibited.
The Green line will be closed for hours in this area.
A few residents were lucky enough to have window seats, others lawn seats, but if you ask anyone, they have the best seat.
“This is wonderful that they're coming home to put a show on for the town here,” said Brian Connolly.
The show may be free to fans but it is not free of headaches. Comm Ave is closed between Harvard Ave and Allston Street until 3 p.m. Monday. Parking is banned until 6 p.m. Monday.
Green line service suspended from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Washington Street and Packards Corner.
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