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Insane Clown Posse. I will say that the show was very safe, and kind of normal. The Faygo displays were consistent, then redundant. The only moments when the show took a distinct turn in theatrical pace were during festive Faygo breaks. Though these moments felt more like Faygo excuses. Can we use Faygo as a verb here? As in, "do they really need another reason to Faygo everybody and everything?"
Faygo aside, They seemed like genuinely "good" clowns. They were entertaining, but didn’t do any tricks (Unless you count rocket- launching a bottle of Faygo from your hand 100 ft into the audience as a "trick").
Lee was nearly hit by a rogue Faygo bottle that had been deployed while he was trying to get a cap of the spectacle in slow motion for his Instagram. He was struck by a few drops of Diet Faygo, though nothing mortal. He left the show to go to the dressing room and clean his wounds.
Since this is starting to sound like an ironic concert review for a band which sells half the room to irony itself, let’s get back to our (WAND) show in the adjacent room.
Cory’s amp blew out during sound check, it was a total bummer, he let out several vocalizations, uttered words I dare not repeat. And then borrowed a very nice sounding twin reverb from "Cherry Cola".
The show was great, we really love to play Minneapolis. Or as Agnes put it: "there are worse places to play."
We stayed with our good friend Alex, ate pizza and listened to records. A favorite activity of the band.
The next morning Cory woke up and took his amp to be repaired at Twin Town guitars. If you are in Minneapolis and in a pinch, they totally saved our buns in several ways. He even fixed the bridge of Cory’s guitar. Chris is a very good amplifier and guitar technician, and if you don’t need any work done, the shop is also very well curated and reasonably priced.
Cory got a coffee next to Twin Town. It was a specialty artisan coffee. After consuming the coffee, Cory was hit with a spike of caffeine that had everyone worried. He exhibited all the symptoms of caffeine-psychosis (hot skin, euphoria, sweaty hands, screaming, happiness), luckily after a very late breakfast and a few well-timed bathroom breaks he was back to normal. What a relief for everyone!
We left Minneapolis for Iowa City around 5 o’clock and called the venue to inform them we were going to arrive after doors. "Classic" Wand.