We are the sons of no one

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Last night we saw The Replacements! It was their first hometown gig iiiin 23 years. Neither of us are HUGE fans, well, in that we were just plain never exposed. But we KNEW this was going to be special, and I managed to score some tickets in the 11th hour through twitter, of all places.  We hitched a ride with some friends and had a great time at Midway stadium, standing in the glorious fall air, drinking beers, and jumping around to rock n’ roll.
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Seriously, could you ask for a more gorgeous night for a concert?
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The Hold Steady opened, who I’ve seen as a headliner twice. So that’s what we’re dealing with.
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We didn’t end up very close for The Replacements’ set, but we also weren’t in a very crowd-heavy spot, so we could dance or jump around and talk to each other and be like “THIS IS AWESOME” and go to the bathroom or get beers whenever we wanted. It was honestly one of the most fun nights of my life, and half the people I’ve EVER KNOWN were there. It was probably the buzziness of a.) the excitement and b.) the beer, but Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson did a little hug at the very end of the show before they left the stage and I was leaned up against Alan and I just kinda lost it. After a rollicking good rock show, and then to close with that moment of tenderness… It was the sweetest thing ever.

So this year just keeps getting better and better with legendary concerts (Neutral Milk Hotel! Paul McCartney!) Man, I wonder where it can go from here.

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Hi! I'm a graphic designer, photographer and female person. I live in Minneapolis with my husband Alan and our baby son Alexander and baby cat Arya.

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