Outside the Box debut wins favor with crowd ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Colm O'Molloy for The Boston Globe Alejandro Escovedo was one of the musical acts to perform on the Boston Common at the opening day of the Outside the Box festival. Colm O'Molloy for The Boston Globe With a dense cloud cover shielding them from the summer sun, the crowd kept growing. Colm O'Molloy for The Boston Globe Performers from Australia's Strange Fruit were part of the festivities. Colm O'Molloy for The Boston Globe Outside the Box -- a kaleidoscope of music, theater, dance, and other entertainment -- runs for nine days and across the Common and City Hall plaza. Colm O'Molloy for The Boston Globe Los Lonely Boys (pictured) and Los Lobos were major draws on Saturday. Colm O'Molloy for The Boston Globe Ted Bach of Somerville brought his family out after he saw a Facebook post from a friend with details about the festival.