2013 was a fantastic year for live music in Minnesota with an endless number of options. I wished I could have attended more shows, but in the end, I value my marriage, day job, and sleep. Though, in 2013 I did attend more shows in a single year that I ever had before, 38 concerts to be exact. That's a concert every 9.5 days. I definitely couldn't have done that without the support of my wife. Thanks Carrie! Just a heads up though, I already have tickets to ten shows in 2014, but I promise I'll be quiet when I get home.
Here are my top 5 most enjoyable shows of 2013:
Somewhat surprisingly this show only sold out just as Major Lazer went on at 11:00 Wednesday night and not any sooner. When the Major Lazer intro cartoon ended and the screen at First Ave went up, you could feel the anticipation and energy in the crowd. The group entered to a low key Rhianna - Stay x Major Lazer mashup, but that quickly kicked into "Mashup the Dance" from their new album, that shot the energy through the roof where it stayed almost the entire time.
Fans of Major Lazer may have been disappointed that there were only a smattering of Major Lazer songs, but you couldn't tell by the crowds reaction. They happily danced, jumped, shook, and stripped whenever the group requested it. It...!--more-->