The first time I went to Midway Stadium it was with my friend Anderla to see Soul Asylum, The Jayhawks, and Matthew Sweet. It was glorious and we serendipitously ran into a gaggle of guys we knew and intermittently crushed on throughout the year. Also, Soul Asylum covered “Rhiannon.”
The second time I went to Midway Stadium it was to see REM & Wilco back in a year I cannot remember, which might be 1999. I’ve written about that concert a million billion times. I won’t rehash it again.
The third time I went to Midway Stadium it was with Two Dolla Wendy to see a Saints game since I had never seen a baseball game (still haven’t). Only it got rained out and we went to like Outback Steakhouse instead.
The fourth time I went to Midway Stadium was to see My Morning Jacket, Wilco, and Bob Dylan. That just happened last year.
The next time I go to Midway Stadium I will get to see my much beloved ‘Mats again, 363 days after the last time I got to see them. I am so excited I haven’t been able to stop smiling since the show was FINALLY announced last night (it’s been long rumored).
I am so excited that I don’t even know how to finish this sentence.