Stadium concerts: A Twin Cities history

  • Updated: July 15, 2011 - 2:11 PM
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The Beatles played Met Stadium, August 21, 1965

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LAST BIG ONE

Metallica, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Deftones, Metrodome, 2003 (42,000 attendance; also the last Dome show).

BIGGEST EVER

The Eagles, Steve Miller Band, Pablo Cruise, Met Stadium, 1978 (65,000 endured the rain).

MOST FAMOUS

The Beatles, Met Stadium, 1965 (only 25,000, but few heard the Fab Four because of screams and lame sound system).

MOST INFAMOUS

Bob Dylan, Grateful Dead, Tom Petty, Metrodome, 1986 (sound-delay system was even muddier than Dylan's voice).

MOST TRIPPY

Allman Brothers, Poco, Little Richard, old Midway Stadium, 1971 (a fan jumps from scoreboard 'cause he wanted "to fly")

MOST GARISH

U2, Metrodome, 1997 (PopMart Tour, with golden-arch stage, mirror-ball lemon and Village People costumes).

MOST GIRLISH

'N Sync, Metrodome, 2001 (42,000 screaming girls, their moms and Justin Timberlake)

LOCAL SHOWS BY U2

  • April 9, 1981: First Avenue
  • Feb. 21, 1982: First Avenue
  • May 22, 1983: Northrop Auditorium
  • March 21, 1985: Minneapolis Auditorium
  • Nov. 3-4, 1987: St. Paul Civic Center
  • March 30, 1992: Metrodome
  • Oct. 29, 1997: Metrodome
  • May 1, 2001: Target Center
  • Sept. 23, 2005: Target Center

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