February 8, 2008 The Cabooze, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Moonalice poster by Chris Shaw
According to Moonalice legend, size matters differently than you think. Big can be good, no question. But small has its place. History attributes the name Minneapolis to the community’s first school teacher, who is said to have combined the Dakota word for water with the Greek word for city. Nice try. Way before the white man got to there, Moonalice tribe members inhabited the region. We consulted our trusty Moonalice-to-English dictionary and discovered that the Moonalice word “minne” actually means “small bag of hemp”. Now ask yourself which explanation is more likely: City of Water or City of Small Bags of Hemp? To us, the answer is obvious.
The gig at the Cabooze added once again to Moonalice legend. In the hours before the show, Chubby Wombat came down with a stomach flu and was losing it from both ends. Fortunately, a busload of nurses from the Mayo Clinic came to the show. They administered CPR, sensual massage and all the other treatments for stomach flu. The nurses saved the day, the show went on, and went so well that the audience demanded (and got) an encore from us as the opening act. Minneapolis rules!
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