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Wilco – Hall’s Island Minneapolis 8/20/16

August 22, 2016

It was a wet day, but it cleared up just in time for Wilco. When the weather toys with you all day – including a cloud burst on the bike ride down to the show – you are even more grateful when it clears for show time.

I have seen Wilco a half-dozen times and this was by far the best set list. If I were to make a career spanning playlist for a friend, the 30 songs from this show would all be on the playlist. On top of that this was audiophile sound and a gorgeous sunset. Tweedy joked:

“I think that’s an average sunset. You don’t even have to turn around, it’s not that great. People need to be warned when there’s a sub par sunset.”

As golden as the sunset was yet another bonus: Summit’s 30th anniversary West London-Style Ale on tap.

A shout out to my buddy Nick who had the foresight to pick me up the exclusive poster during a pee break (they sold out shortly thereafter).

It was a special night. Wilco and audience were connected. I don’t think Tweedy was patronizing us when he said:

“This feels like a hometown gig for us, so thank you for being so nice to us for all these years.”

As a special reward we got a seven song acoustic second encore. The set list is the playlist below. Here are a few professional reviews:

The Current

Star Tribune

City Pages


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