Wednesday, September 17, 2014

First Avenue / 7th St Entry

First Avenue and 7th St Entry are probably the two most famous venues in the city, at 1st Avenue and 7th Streets. This converted bus depot has hosted a who's who of famous acts in the decades that it has been open since 1970. Many of the stage scenes from Purple Rain were filmed here. There was a steady flow of people taking pictures of the stars on the walls outside.

Me in front of First Avenue

a sampling of the bands on the wall - Husker Du, Meat Puppets, Run Westy Run, Black Keys, etc

Well, you wish upon a star....

Grant Hart, et al

The Replacements, Babes in Toyland, Fugazi, etc.

And here is what the inside of that place looked like in 1981: The Replacements "I'm in Trouble"

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