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song name Minneapolis
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Venue Songs, Podcast 1A, Podcast 36A
year 2004
first played July 9, 2004 (8 known performances)
run time 0:49
sung by John Linnell


  • This is the venue song also known as "First Avenue Stage" in the original concert setlist. It has the distinction of being the first venue song ever performed, making its debut on 7/9/04.
  • In the Venue Songs DVD, the "Deranged Millionaire" declared that the song "shall never be played again." However, it has been played at nearly every First Avenue show since.

Song Themes

Self-Reference, Streets, Venue Songs, Violence


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Minneapolis is currently ranked #317 out of 910. (19 wikians have given it an average rating of 8.47)