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Oh, too bad! That was such an excellent event last year. Darn :-( I would have definitely bought two-day tickets again this summer. But yeah, I'm local.
Last year we were looking at a booming Minnesota festival scene. This year we are back to boring old Basilica and Soundset.
River's Edge would have sold better if they didn't put a collection of bands that have little to no overlapping fans on the lineup.
Time for the Twin Cities to build a permanent Amphitheater. We're the only major market without one.
@nuguy, there's a permanent amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley. Or are you thinking something bigger?
What do you expect with Dave Mathews headlining.
So, they're saying they didn't get enough people? (does it matter where they come from?) Maybe that's because: A. They waited until the last minute before announcing the acts--people had made other plans; B. They had very disparate headliners--making people less likely to travel; C. DMB had already toured in Wis. like a week or two before the date here; D. Tool fans can be eclectic, and there was nothing else on the docket that really went with them. E. No camping.
So, they shoot themselves in the foot, blame the fans for not coming, and then cancel the festival, "maybe" having something next year. Wasn't there a 5 year contract or something?
@nuguy -- while we may not have a permanent amphitheater, we do have several venues for varied types of events. Portable staging doesn't detract from those events. In addition to all the park lands where events could and have been held, there are also places like the grandstand on the state fairgrounds, target field, Harriet Island, Capitol grounds, the riverfront, and more. We also have smaller venues like the Lake Harriet bandshell.
Very disappointing. I really enjoyed the experience last year and was looking forward to the event this summer. The crowd did seem quite thin at times but I did not foresee them cancelling this years event. I guess it's better to wait for more high profile artists than to have a bunch of 2nd and 3rd tier artists.
DMB is a festival killer. 10,000 Lakes Fest and now River's Edge
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