Mpls weekend

I spent a lot of time this past weekend in downtown Mpls. Caught Garbage at First Ave. on Friday night–what an awesome show and a great venue! The crowd queing up for the Garbage show juxtaposed with the crowd going to Target Center to check out Sir Elton John made for an interesting mix of styles. The only question I have is, why do the beggars/scalpers/scammers who want to talk to you in line and shake you down for a few bucks to get “bus fare” (read: booze & drugs) have the nerve to get attitudes when you cut off their spiel and tell them to hit the road? Are they used to “Minnesota Nice”? I’m from Detroit originally. I’m used to telling bums to hit the road fast.
The Twins game on Sunday was awesome for baseball fans (a 2-1 pitchers duel) but the propaganda film that the Twins made us watch in support of their new stadium was a little nauseating. Yes the Dome sucks, but don’t tell us that after we’ve paid $30 to get in! It was also questionable on the Twins part to have the ushers pass out postcards that we’re supposed to mail in to our Commissioners to support the new stadium. “Thanks for coming to our craphole of a dome that we want to replace, will you fill out a postcard for us too after you got your $30 seat?”
Oh, Kristin Stinar is alive and well.

1 Comment so far

  1. Lex (unregistered) on May 4th, 2005 @ 10:36 am

    See, and the Twins wanted the Dome in the first place, claiming they couldn’t win games without a new stadium.

    … and here we go again.

    (Their stadium plan has them contributing 30% of the cost, but then taking ALL the money-making opportunities like naming rights and concessions for themselves.)

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