How to Properly Enjoy The Lumineers in Minneapolis
The culturally-rich art scene in Minneapolis lends the perfect reception for a band like The Lumineers. We appreciate the independent Americana that is the Denver-born trio. We love the sound of their first album, and we adore their evolution into the deeper, richer lyrical and musical mastery that they deliver in their second album.
So there is no doubt that their January 19th concert at the Target Center will be packed. Before you head out that Thursday, however, make sure you’re set up to get the most of this experience. Here are two easy tips on how to do that:
- Leave your phone in your pocket. A review of their May concert in Denver reveals that the band itself will ask you to do so during the show. And if you can’t figure out why, you’re not a real Lumineers fan. You need to limit your distractions to truly experience the negative space, the potent emotions, the subtleties that make this music truly special. The New York Times wrote this in an April review of the tour:
“There’s a deep sense of deliberation about the album, as if every word and every sound had been weighed and pondered, not for radio consumption, but out of an ascetic craftsmanship. It’s a move away from crowd-pleasing ditties, a valiant turn inward and, at times — in “Gale Song,” “In the Light” and “Angela” — the songs reach a distillation of yearning and solitude.”
You can’t appreciate that if you’re filming and posting to social media. Don’t save the experience for later – fully enjoy the moment while you’re in it.
- Save where you can, especially on parking. The Lumineers are big enough that the concert is at the Target Center. Great job, guys (and girl)! For fans, though, that means Target Center prices on EVERYTHING. Beat the system. Park at the Park and Shop ramps that cost $6 after 4 pm that night. Hit up happy hour(s) on the way to the show. Don’t rely on the venue for anything you may need from this experience that isn’t the band itself.