7 Minute Miles

They named a bar for me?

Posted Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 09:09 pm GMT -5 in Food,Links at 9:09 PM

http://dmkburgerbar.com/

Originally published by DK on September 17, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Time to break out the hard stuff

Posted Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 08:57 pm GMT -5 in Food,Work at 8:57 PM

Late night in the office

Originally published by DK on September 17, 2013 at 8:57 pm

Golf ball mushroom

Posted Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 01:03 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Nature at 1:03 PM

Second hole, The Wilderness at Fortune Bay

Originally published by DK on September 17, 2013 at 1:03 pm

The end is near

Posted Monday, September 16th, 2013 06:24 pm GMT -5 in Food at 6:24 PM

Gordy’s Hi-Hat, Cloquet, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on September 16, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Colette Jane

Posted Monday, September 16th, 2013 01:12 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 1:12 PM

Variety is the key to stimulation…

Originally published by DK on September 16, 2013 at 1:12 pm

Post-op recovery

Posted Monday, September 16th, 2013 10:21 am GMT -5 in Family at 10:21 AM

Resting after surgery @ Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis

Originally published by DK on September 16, 2013 at 10:21 am

Improved Minnesota iLottery

Posted Sunday, September 15th, 2013 05:58 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Technology at 5:58 PM

https://www.mnlottery-ilottery.com/

Originally published by DK on September 15, 2013 at 5:58 pm

The new piggies

Posted Sunday, September 15th, 2013 05:23 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Family at 5:23 PM

Mystic Lake Hog Wild Promo

Originally published by DK on September 15, 2013 at 5:23 pm

The fancy streets have pavers

Posted Sunday, September 15th, 2013 01:59 pm GMT -5 in History,Running at 1:59 PM

Goodrich Avenue near St. Thomas

Originally published by DK on September 15, 2013 at 1:59 pm

A fine sight to see

Posted Sunday, September 15th, 2013 01:58 pm GMT -5 in History,Running at 1:58 PM

St. Paul Cathedral

Originally published by DK on September 15, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Engelbert Humperdinck

Posted Sunday, September 15th, 2013 08:56 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 8:56 AM

Yes, after the lovin’, I’m still in love with you…

Originally published by DK on September 15, 2013 at 8:56 am

Congrats Meghan & Tom

Posted Saturday, September 14th, 2013 06:15 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends at 6:15 PM

Wedding reception, IMS, Minneapolis

Originally published by DK on September 14, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Lots of non-caramel apples

Posted Saturday, September 14th, 2013 02:42 pm GMT -5 in Food at 2:42 PM

U of MN AppleHouse

Originally published by DK on September 14, 2013 at 2:42 pm

AppleHouse

Posted Saturday, September 14th, 2013 02:38 pm GMT -5 in Food at 2:38 PM

New caramel apples (WTF?) – Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chanhassen

Originally published by DK on September 14, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Old Corvettes are cool

Posted Saturday, September 14th, 2013 02:35 pm GMT -5 in Cars at 2:35 PM

Corvette Convoy on I-35E in St. Paul

Originally published by DK on September 14, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Maple bacon butter pancakes

Posted Saturday, September 14th, 2013 10:22 am GMT -5 in Food at 10:22 AM

The Buttered Tin, St. Paul

Originally published by DK on September 14, 2013 at 10:22 am

Breakfast in St. Paul

Posted Saturday, September 14th, 2013 09:09 am GMT -5 in Family,Food at 9:09 AM

Colleen and kid two, The Buttered Tin

Originally published by DK on September 14, 2013 at 9:09 am

She Devil

Posted Saturday, September 14th, 2013 09:08 am GMT -5 in Food at 9:08 AM

The Buttered Tin, St. Paul, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on September 14, 2013 at 9:08 am

Cecil, I love you

Posted Friday, September 13th, 2013 08:06 pm GMT -5 in Food at 8:06 PM

Dinner with the old lady – hot pastrami on egg white, with Swiss

Originally published by DK on September 13, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Fish practice

Posted Friday, September 13th, 2013 05:37 pm GMT -5 in Family,Sports at 5:37 PM

Kid two, Friday evening practice, Riptide Swimming

Originally published by DK on September 13, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Apple time, yo

Posted Friday, September 13th, 2013 04:20 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food at 4:20 PM

Kid one outside Farmington (the old Appleside Orchard)

Originally published by DK on September 13, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Leave MCA alone, TufAmerica

Posted Friday, September 13th, 2013 03:25 pm GMT -5 in Links,Music at 3:25 PM

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/5695015/beastie-boys-pauls-boutique-sampling-lawsuit-the-fine

Originally published by DK on September 13, 2013 at 3:25 pm

I’d like that one and that one and…

Posted Friday, September 13th, 2013 01:51 pm GMT -5 in Biking at 1:51 PM

Erik the Bike Man warehouse sale, Bloomington, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on September 13, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Joe’s Ski Swap

Posted Friday, September 13th, 2013 01:50 pm GMT -5 in Skiing at 1:50 PM

Your Outdoor Experts, St. Paul, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on September 13, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Food truck favorite

Posted Friday, September 13th, 2013 01:49 pm GMT -5 in Food at 1:49 PM

Poutine tots from the Tot Boss, Mears Park, St. Paul, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on September 13, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Did someone say shadows?

Posted Friday, September 13th, 2013 10:12 am GMT -5 in Photography,Running at 10:12 AM

Training run, Eagan

Originally published by DK on September 13, 2013 at 10:12 am

Born to Run

Posted Friday, September 13th, 2013 09:46 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 9:46 AM

Just wrap your legs ’round these velvet rims and strap your hands ‘cross my engines…

Originally published by DK on September 13, 2013 at 9:46 am

instagram.com/kingsbury

Posted Thursday, September 12th, 2013 02:46 pm GMT -5 in Photography,Technology at 2:46 PM

I didn’t even know this existed until today…

Originally published by DK on September 12, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Fore! Gone. Kickstarter. Backed.

Posted Thursday, September 12th, 2013 11:01 am GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Links at 11:01 AM

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1578228330/fore-gone-minnesotas-lost-golf-courses-1897-1999

Originally published by DK on September 12, 2013 at 11:01 am

Holy Yeezus!

Posted Thursday, September 12th, 2013 10:44 am GMT -5 in Concerts,Friends,Music at 10:44 AM

Yup, Terry and I are going, Kayne West @ Target Center, November 5, 2013

Originally published by DK on September 12, 2013 at 10:44 am

Dessert on Birch Point

Posted Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 09:34 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends at 9:34 PM

Dinner with Mary and Alex (and company), Lake Vermilion

Originally published by DK on September 11, 2013 at 9:34 pm

…away from Iowa?

Posted Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 09:28 pm GMT -5 in Personal at 9:28 PM

Iowa custom plate

Originally published by DK on September 11, 2013 at 9:28 pm

The ladies have arrived

Posted Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 08:51 am GMT -5 in Casinos at 8:51 AM

Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett Johansson, Iron Man slot machine from WMS, Fortune Bay Resort Casino

Originally published by DK on September 11, 2013 at 8:51 am

Miss my troll

Posted Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 04:48 pm GMT -5 in Family at 4:48 PM

Office whiteboard in Tower

Originally published by DK on September 10, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Judge Wilson

Posted Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 04:14 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Sports at 4:14 PM

If one is reclusive about one’s net worth, I think you probably don’t become the owner of an NFL franchise.

Originally published by DK on September 10, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Japan + Olympics = Casinos?

Posted Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 01:23 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Links,Travel at 1:23 PM

http://www.macaudailytimes.com.mo/macau/46899-sands-to-mgm-scout-casino-sites-in-japan-as-tokyo-gets-olympics.html

Originally published by DK on September 10, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Night of the Wolf

Posted Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 09:05 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Technology at 9:05 AM

My latest unlocked High 5 Casino game

Originally published by DK on September 10, 2013 at 9:05 am

Tasting Menu at Piccolo

Posted Monday, September 9th, 2013 06:22 pm GMT -5 in Food at 6:22 PM

After spending the summer eating like a king at Sandcastle (especially fun after training runs), we finally made it over to Doug Flicker’s other place, Piccolo (4300 Bryant Avenue South, 612-827-8111, OpenTable).

The hype has been almost overwhelming:

Add in the glowing online reviews and I feel ashamed we’ve never made it over there between February 2010 and now. When Sandcastle was getting ready to open, we stopped in for some preview lemonade, met Doug and his wife Amy, talked about our mutual friends Thomas and Kat at Left Handed Cook and promised Doug we would eventually head over to 43rd and Bryant.

Sunday was the day.

I had to laugh when I saw the menu and tweeted:

Dinner @piccolo_mpls tonight – as a (former) picky eater, feel a little like I’m in a Survivor challenge. Trust the chef, trust the chef…

To which Chef Doug replied almost immediately:

trust me…

As Rick Nelson wrote, “…diners take the risk of stepping out of their comfort zone, and the chef rewards them…” and as the Piccolo web site says, “pairing risk with reward.” Dining here reminds me of the scene in Ratatouille when Remy has all of the images floating around his head – “Each flavor was totally unique. But, combine one flavor with another, and something new was created!”

The building (and neighborhood) is very unassuming, with the Hair Hotel across the street and the Golf Club Hospital a few doors down. The front dining room only has 26 spots (there are another 10 in the back) and it seemed even smaller than my favorite St. Paul spot, Ristorante Luci. We had an early seating, so there were only a few others there in the beginning (but was full by the time we left).

The menu changes often and has basically two choices: àla carte and a five-course tasting option for $52 per person. We elected to do the latter, with both of us picking from the three options in each course. Unlike the wife, I’m not a big wine person. The two carafes of Riesling were right up my alley, though, and a good complement to the meal. The total bill was in line with other top restaurants in town and critics of the portion sizes are missing the point. We both found the entire experience a good value and think that most people who understand what they are getting here will agree.

Robb “Tallest Server” Sandberg was our waiter for the evening and he did a great job dealing with Colleen’s egg and corn allergies. The hostess also helped out from time and time and I was impressed with the protocol that you always seem to find at the great restaurants (re-folding napkins when you leave the table, bringing out new silverware and placing it just so, keeping the water glasses topped off without being asked, describing each dish as it is presented to the table).

We both started off the first course with the same item, which is missing from the online menu. He’s what Colleen can remember: mozzarella di bufala, nectarines (or peaches?), peppers, lemon, basil seed, lettuce and a small
marigold garnish.

For the second course, Colleen had Alaska king crab with shaved asparagus, house made cocktail sauce and smoke, while I had what’s been called “God’s Breakfast” (and has been a staple on the menu since they opened) – scrambled brown eggs with pickled pig’s feet, truffle butter and Parmigiano. Andrew Zimmern says he always orders two servings and Rick Nelson says he can’t imagine visiting the restaurant and not ordering it. Sublime.

Our other pre-dessert items included speck wrapped capon with Burrata, artichokes and melon; Lake Superior herring with chanterelles, black garlic, razor clams and hearts of palm; moulard duck with haricot vert, cherries, smoked onions and pimenton; and rabbit with crispy sweetbreads, yuba, king trumpet mushrooms and preserved eggplant. Every one was food art. Every one superb.

For the final course, Colleen had charcoal grilled apricots with candied olives, caramelized almonds and lemon ice cream, while I ordered the chocolate buckwheat cake with pickled cherries and sesame seeds. A very nice end to a great night out.

Piccolo isn’t a restaurant that I’d eat at every week, but I don’t think that’s the intent (I’ve got Sandcastle for that – at least in the summer). Similar to Meritage in St. Paul, Piccolo is a place to go when you want something special, created and delivered by very talented people.

Chef Doug has clearly progressed throughout his culinary career in the Twin Cities (D’Amico Cucina, Loring Café, Mission American Kitchen, Porter & Frye, Auriga) to the very top of the foodie universe. It makes me happy to know, though, that he’s still down to Earth enough to tweet with guests and don the “Dog Flicker” costume every now and then…

That, I can trust.

Originally published by DK on September 9, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Steven Winterburn

Posted Monday, September 9th, 2013 03:01 pm GMT -5 in Quotes at 3:01 PM

Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes…

Originally published by DK on September 9, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Elvis and the Roots

Posted Monday, September 9th, 2013 09:47 am GMT -5 in Links,Music at 9:47 AM

http://www.npr.org/2013/09/08/219316721/first-listen-elvis-costello-the-roots-wise-up-ghost

Originally published by DK on September 9, 2013 at 9:47 am

Rock the Garden Suggestions

Posted Monday, September 9th, 2013 09:41 am GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 9:41 AM

Kid one and I decided yesterday this would be a pretty decent bill for 2014:

How about it, Mr. Walker curator?

Originally published by DK on September 9, 2013 at 9:41 am

My First Kickstarter

Posted Sunday, September 8th, 2013 01:38 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends,Links at 1:38 PM

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/783013016/the-rabbit-hole-a-korean-gastropub-in-mpls-yes-ple

Originally published by DK on September 8, 2013 at 1:38 pm

I love Summit

Posted Sunday, September 8th, 2013 11:18 am GMT -5 in Art,History at 11:18 AM

The garden next to “my house” on Summit, St. Paul, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on September 8, 2013 at 11:18 am

Back again

Posted Sunday, September 8th, 2013 11:16 am GMT -5 in Food at 11:16 AM

Mel-O-Glaze, Minneapolis

Originally published by DK on September 8, 2013 at 11:16 am

Can’t wait to see this next month

Posted Sunday, September 8th, 2013 09:09 am GMT -5 in Running at 9:09 AM

Finish line, Twin Cities Marathon

Originally published by DK on September 8, 2013 at 9:09 am

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Posted Saturday, September 7th, 2013 09:01 pm GMT -5 in Reading at 9:01 PM

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall…

Originally published by DK on September 7, 2013 at 9:01 pm

The finishing hole

Posted Saturday, September 7th, 2013 05:58 pm GMT -5 in Golf at 5:58 PM

The 18th hole, Summit Golf Club, Cannon Falls

Originally published by DK on September 7, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Turtles

Posted Saturday, September 7th, 2013 05:56 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 5:56 PM

Pond by the 8th green, Summit Golf Club, Cannon Falls

Originally published by DK on September 7, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Halftime

Posted Friday, September 6th, 2013 10:05 pm GMT -5 in Family,Music at 10:05 PM

Kid one performing during halftime at the Eagan-Burnsville football game

Originally published by DK on September 6, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Through My Prayers

Posted Friday, September 6th, 2013 07:37 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 7:37 PM

We were just fighting when winter began. The coldness of our words competing with the wind from the north…

Originally published by DK on September 6, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Band Nerds

Posted Friday, September 6th, 2013 07:36 pm GMT -5 in Family,Music at 7:36 PM

Kid one and Cheese Dog, Eagan/Burnsville football game, EHS

Originally published by DK on September 6, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Junior on my favorite hole ever

Posted Friday, September 6th, 2013 04:40 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 4:40 PM

15th hole, Southview Country Club

Originally published by DK on September 6, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Mumford & Sons at Xcel

Posted Thursday, September 5th, 2013 11:49 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 11:49 PM

It must be tough being a music critic these days – free passes, good seats, access regular fans don’t get…and nobody liking what you write. Seems like Chris Riemenschneider got a little “feedback” for his Mumford review today in the Strib. The Ross Raihala review in the PiPress was a little kinder, while Sarina Long over at KSTP.com probably wrote the most news-like story I’ve seen.

As for me, I had a great time. I didn’t get to see them at Red Rocks, the 400 Bar, the Varsity, or First Avenue, so I’ve waited a long time. Would the X be my first choice? Hell, no. At this point in their career, though, you get what you get. For an arena show, it was about as good as you can do: sound was fine (as usual at the X), the sight lines from my seat were decent and the lighting and video was inspired (the string lights were a nice touch).

Yes, a lot of Mumford songs sound the same. I caught myself a few times thinking – “didn’t they already play this?” The thing is, though, I really like that style of song from them. If their third album sounds basically the same, I’d be OK with that too. As for lyrics, you can call them “hopelessly trite, college-poet lyricism,” but they speak to me and that’s a big part of what I like about Mumford songs. Guess I’m a college poet and didn’t even know it…

The two encore songs at the opposite end of the arena were great, mainly because they were literally right in front of me. I was really hoping for a surprise appearance by Trampled By Turtles for a cover of Alone (since Turtles seem to pop up everywhere), but all we got was a bearded guy that nobody wrote about, so I have no idea who it was. I had to smile earlier when Marcus Oliver Johnstone Mumford decided to play the Rock Star card and trashed the drum set after Dust Bowl Dance. That wasn’t something you expect to see at a folk-rock show, but I guess the Hopeless Wanderer video provided some foreshadowing…

My only real issues with the evening were 1) the drunk “bros” standing on the main floor near me who thought it was a great idea to scream back and forth to each other about everything going on in their lives and 2) the awkward pauses between songs: lights up, no banter, applause gone – uncomfortable. I don’t know how many times I’ve written about talkers at shows and I don’t really know what can be done – some people just suck, I guess.

Oh, I should also mention the ticketing process. It’s a noble idea to prevent scalpers from buying up all the tickets, but the lottery process and the on-sale date experience was a mess. I went to buy tickets as soon as I got the email notification that I was selected, but I couldn’t get four seats together anywhere. Or three. Or two. We ended up with four single seats – not a huge deal, but this “sold out” show could have fit at least another 1,000 people on the main floor, in my opinion.

Here’s the set list:

  • Lovers’ Eyes
  • I Will Wait
  • Whispers in the Dark
  • Holland Road
  • White Blank Page
  • Broken Crown
  • Timshel
  • Little Lion Man
  • Lover of the Man
  • Thistle & Weeds
  • Ghosts That We Knew
  • Beneath My Feet
  • Roll Away Your Stone
  • Awake My Soul
  • Dust Bowl Dance
  • –Encore–
  • I’m on Fire (Springsteen)
  • Reminder
  • Come Together (Beatles, with the Vaccines)
  • The Cave

Up next: Mike Doughty, October 25th at First Avenue

Originally published by DK on September 5, 2013 at 11:49 pm

Lunch with DGS

Posted Thursday, September 5th, 2013 02:22 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends at 2:22 PM

Carbone’s Lexington

Originally published by DK on September 5, 2013 at 2:22 pm

The Hot Topic

Posted Thursday, September 5th, 2013 02:11 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Links,Technology at 2:11 PM

http://www.globalgamingexpo.com/en/News-and-Press/Show-Press-Releases/iGaming-To-Be-A-Hot-Topic-At-G2E-2013/

Originally published by DK on September 5, 2013 at 2:11 pm

I’m on Fire

Posted Thursday, September 5th, 2013 02:11 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 2:11 PM

At night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet and a freight train running through the middle of my head…

Originally published by DK on September 5, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Team Picture Day

Posted Thursday, September 5th, 2013 09:33 am GMT -5 in Family,Sports at 9:33 AM

Kid two, Riptide Swim Team, Apple Valley, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on September 5, 2013 at 9:33 am

The Merch

Posted Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 11:46 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 11:46 PM

My new Mumford T-shirt

Originally published by DK on September 4, 2013 at 11:46 pm

Not many days left

Posted Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 03:31 pm GMT -5 in Food at 3:31 PM

Gordy’s Hi-Hat cheeseburger, Cloquet

Originally published by DK on September 4, 2013 at 3:31 pm

I Will Wait…until tonight

Posted Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 09:36 am GMT -5 in Links,Music,Video at 9:36 AM

Originally published by DK on September 4, 2013 at 9:36 am

Hank

Posted Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 08:52 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 8:52 AM

I’m the C-A-S-A, the N-O-V-A, and the rest is F-L-Y…

Originally published by DK on September 4, 2013 at 8:52 am

The 7 Minute Workout

Posted Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 08:36 am GMT -5 in Sports at 8:36 AM

Might have to try this one: 30-seconds each…

Originally published by DK on September 4, 2013 at 8:36 am

DLH

Posted Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 07:23 pm GMT -5 in Travel at 7:23 PM

Don’t think I’ve ever been here before, Duluth Airport

Originally published by DK on September 3, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Michael Mace

Posted Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 05:14 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Technology at 5:14 PM

It’s like bragging that you outran a dead guy in a marathon.

Originally published by DK on September 3, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Nice finish – miss it already

Posted Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 12:02 pm GMT -5 in Links at 12:02 PM

http://www.mnstatefair.org/general_info/attendance.html

Originally published by DK on September 3, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Hello Sophomore

Posted Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 11:21 am GMT -5 in Family,Schools at 11:21 AM

Kid one’s first day of school mugshot

Originally published by DK on September 3, 2013 at 11:21 am

The first day

Posted Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 07:51 am GMT -5 in Family,Schools at 7:51 AM

Sad I’m not there today for kid two (and one) – good luck!

Originally published by DK on September 3, 2013 at 7:51 am

Happy retirement, Miyazaki-san

Posted Monday, September 2nd, 2013 03:34 pm GMT -5 in Art,Links,Movies at 3:34 PM

http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2013/09/02/hayao-miyazaki-retires-was-he-better-than-walt-disney/

Originally published by DK on September 2, 2013 at 3:34 pm

Welcome back, my friend

Posted Monday, September 2nd, 2013 02:17 pm GMT -5 in Food at 2:17 PM

Hostess cupcake

Originally published by DK on September 2, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Macklemore Grandstand Show

Posted Sunday, September 1st, 2013 10:28 pm GMT -5 in Personal at 10:28 PM

Well, I’ve never been to a Grandstand concert quite like that one. The radar didn’t lie – a big line of thunderstorms moved in during the opener and an announcer came on and said we needed to evacuate due to the lightning. I had asked a security guard before the concert where we should go in the event of severe weather and thankfully there was a corridor right next to us that lead to safety. This happened twice before Talib Kweli came out for a short set, followed by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis just after 10 p.m. (glad the concert curfew is now 11).

As you can see from the set list, M&RL didn’t mess around, jumping right into their biggest songs. I told kid two they should just play those songs again, which they kind of did by playing Can’t Hold Us again for the final encore. The between-song banter was fun and you could tell they truly like playing in Minnesota (or “Minne-A-Napolis,” as the opening DJ kept saying). Glad the rain didn’t dampen the fireworks, which are such a cool way to end these shows.

The show was short, but very entertaining. The sold-out crowd skewed young and both our kids adored it. According to kid two, it was “the greatest thing I have seen in my life so far, and BY FAR THE GREATEST CONCERT I have ever seen in my entire life.” Chris Riemenschneider had a mixed review, which I actually found to be uninformed (how do you not know about the And We Danced video intro?) and a little out of touch (which is unusual for him).

Here’s the set list:

  • Ten Thousand Hours
  • Thrift Shop
  • Same Love
  • Can’t Hold Us
  • White Walls
  • Wing$
  • And We Danced
  • –Encore–
  • Irish Celebration
  • Can’t Hold Us

Up next: Mumford & Sons Wednesday night at Xcel.

Originally published by DK on September 1, 2013 at 10:28 pm
 

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