Though, when I saw him 100 years ago with Leona Naess opening for him at The State he did fine.
Anyway, here’s my theory — I think Adams has such a tough time in Minneapolis because he’s surrounded by the Paul Westerberg vibe. It cannot be denied that The Replacements and Westerberg were a huge influence on Adams and his music — no matter how much Adams like to piss on those who came before him.
So whenever Adams plays here he buckles under the stress of trying to get out from under Westerberg’s shadow.
What do you think?