Saturday, July 11, 2009

For the record

Time for a quick update. Last night, we went to the Basilica Block Party in Minneapolis. It takes place at the Basilica of St. Mary.


Terri, yes, you need to go! Next year for sure. Maybe this could be a blogger meet up??? It could happen.

OhCountess won the tickets to the VIP section. WOW! All of these pictures were taken from our seats. I like the lack of obstruction and the private bartender handing out free beer. Mmmm....free beer.

The Black Crowes were the headline act of the day. Man, did they rock! Those guys put on a fantastic demonstration of the proper way to do a southern blues/rock jam. The only disappoint of the night came as they didn't play "She Talks to Angels," one of our favorite songs.

Erin McCarley was the first act of the night. We weren't sure if we had ever heard of her, but she did sound great. She set the mood for a great night of music.

Next up, Mat Kearney, as far as bands for an out door show go, this guy was amazing. Great voice and just fun music. His guitarist happens to be from Minnesota. He talked several times about how excited they were to be here (of course, don't they all do this?). One really funny comment had to do with how much he loves Minnesota and Minneapolis. He' love it more without some of the winter, but of course, our homeboy had to chime it that putting up with those winter days is still worth it. I couldn't agree more.

Even with a little rain, the concert was a great time. The sights, the sounds and even the smells of the food vendors are hard to put into words.

I was dubbing this weekend "The Weekend of Rock Tour." Tonight, we are off to see Green Day! I looked EVERYWHERE but I can't find my skinny tie. Damn! But we might just have to change that. We are making a stop at the Mall of America today to see Buzz Aldrin. He's a geek rock star of a different...this is the second man to set foot on the moon.

I'm quite sure, there will be plenty more Tweets and blog posts from my phone, as long as the battery holds up. I really need to get an iPhone 3GS. Wait! There's an Apple store at the MOA...hm.

3 comments:

surprised mom said...

Thanks for the photos and the links to the Bascillica. It sounds like quite the event. Maybe I can talk the family into a road trip next summer. Minnesota is not that far away.

terri said...

Your wife WON these tickets? Wow! Lucky!

I can't believe they didn't play "She Talks to Angels." Did they do "Hard to Handle?"

My son was there last night. He's not awake yet to tell me what it was like.

Maybe I'll find out for myself next year. Definitely a great idea for a blogger meet-up!

Tismee2 said...

1. If you make this a blog meet Then give me enough notice to start saving up!

2. Make sure we get VIP tickets

3. If you get an iphone 3gs then I will HAVE to as well.

We rock! Dude!