Photography: Blitzen Trapper and Wilco at Bayfront Festival Park (Duluth, MN)

Wilco (Chicago, IL) and Blitzen Trapper (Portland, Oregon)
July 1st, 2012
Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth, MN

SmugMug Gallery: Wilco and Blitzen Trapper at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth, MN

Minneapolis has some of the finest music venues around, but sometimes you need to get in the car with three other friends and make the 150 mile drive to Duluth, MN. Wilco and Blitzen Trapper brought their Sunday evening show to the shores of Lake Superior and one of their honorary home towns. They were also supported quiet well by the openers “Blitzen Trapper“.

Jeff Tweedy said last time they were in town, they were made honorary citizens of Duluth. Madison, WI got wind of this and made Wilco honorary citizens too! With the ball in our court, the Mayor of Duluth Don Ness came up and gave Tweedy the key to the city during “Hesitating Beauty”. How do you like them apples, Madison?

The nearly two-hour Wilco set went included two encores and a rendition of Happy Birthday to “Toast”. You can see the entire set list further down the article. This was my first time seeing Wilco and Blitzen Trapper so I don’t have a point of reference, but early comments from many people at the show said it was the best Wilco shows that they had ever been to. Scenery, great song choices and weather (we love our weather talk) made for a great concert experience for this photographer, no question.

Wilco Setlist:
Dawned On Me
I’m Always In Love
I Might
At Least That’s What You Said
Spiders (Kidsmoke) (acoustic arrangement)
Impossible Germany
Forget The Flowers (dedicated to crew member “Toast”)
Born Alone
Laminated Cat (aka Not For The Season) (electric arrangement)
Whole Love
I Must Be High
Summer Teeth
War On War
Handshake Drugs
Heavy Metal Drummer
I’m The Man Who Loves You
Poor Places
Art Of Almost
Standing O
–happy birthday sung to “Toast”–
A Shot in the Arm
California Stars
Hesitating Beauty (w/mid-song “key to the city” presentation by Duluth mayor, Don Ness)
Outtasite (Outta Mind)

SmugMug Gallery: Wilco and Blitzen Trapper at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth, MN

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