Girl Talk Concert

Posted on November 5th, 2008 by

On Monday evening, I traveled from the Gustavus campus with several other Gusties to a Girl Talk concert at First Avenue in Minneapolis.  Girl Talk is the stage name for the musician Gregg Gillis.  Gregg is a mashup artist, meaning he uses dozens of samples of other songs to create a new song.  His only instrument is his laptop.

We left Gustavus at about 7:30 P.M. and made it to Minneapolis in an hour.  First Avenue was packed.  Girl Talk invited nearly 55 people on stage with him in order to dance.  During the 2 hour show, Girl Talk danced and sampled songs like a maniac.  It was absolutely crazy, and the whole crowd loved it.

After the show was over, all 15 of us Gusties that went to the concert piled back in a van and made it back to GAC by 2 in the morning.  It was a late night, but definitely worth it.  We all agreed that First Avenue is a great venue, and we will have to return for another show.

St. Peter’s proximity to the Twin Cities has been especially appreciated by me of late.  I have learned to love the fact that Gustavus is a college in a small town, but students can easily venture to a big city for an evening if they so choose.


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