Thursday, November 04, 2004

Will the congregation please rise and join me in a moment of silence, followed by the singing of the traditional hymn “Purple Rain”

By MITM Minneapolis Bureau Chief Pat Feghali

R.I.P. First Avenue, 1970-2004: concert venue, second home, teacher, friend, surrogate parent, lover.

First Ave, I barely knew you. I only had the pleasure of gracing your halls twice, and now you are apparently gone forever. You fostered generations of Twin City youth, you have seen shows that have changed the world, you withstood the pressure of a world full of Clear Channel venues for so long...

You will be missed.