View Full Version : July 13 2007 Moondance Jam in Minnesota

Beached Male
07-13-2007, 02:46 AM
That Moondance Jam is a huge event, didn't realize how big and how many bands involved. The Fixx go on in the middle of the pack, before Soul Asylum and The New Cars. Based on timing of the other smaller stage, looks like the boys will get much attention as the only band playing at that time- should be good!

Wish I could have gone, but hope to hear good news and reports coming from Minnesota. Looks like it's a camp for the weekend type thing, can bring RV's, etc. (sophisticated Woodstock?).

The Moody Blues are there on Saturday. Ironic...The Fixx still "leading" the Blues to the stage...

Could this be a "breakout" event for the boys? Let's hope for some well deserved exposure.

Here's the site: http://www.moondancejam.com/


Jeanne Thelen
07-13-2007, 02:38 PM
Yeah... I can not believe that the guys are a mere 5 hours away... and I am sitting at work... POUTING... in a major way... but as I leave for across the big pond in a matter of weeks to see my sweetie..... money was tight... hope to catch up with them later in the year....:)

Dave R is going to be there..and I think Angie K..... so I expect we will get a full report from either one!!!

Have Fun...:) :) :) :) :) :)

07-13-2007, 02:41 PM
Originally posted by Jeanne Thelen
Dave R is going to be there..and I think Angie K..... so I expect we will get a full report from either one!!!

Nope, I'm not going. It's at least seven hours from me and I really don't care for the whole "festival" vibe anymore.

Beached Male
07-13-2007, 10:26 PM
No report yet? Someone tell those Fixxtures campin in their RV to get that satellite connection goin and email a review!

Dave Romfoe
07-14-2007, 10:42 AM
Great show last night. Moondance Jam is a 4 day festival in Northern Minnesota. Rick Derringer played at 4:30, The Fixx were scheduled for 7:00, followed by Soul Asylum at 9:00 and The New Cars at 11:00. The weather had other plans. At 6:45 the crew covered the equipment with plastic and security announced a storm was coming in with rain and possibly hail. The rain came, but no hail.

The Fixx took the stage at 8:20. I'm estimating the crowd to be somewhere between 7,000 - 10,000 people, so they had good exposure and the sound was great. The Fixx played 12 songs with no encore. They were on stage for 53 minutes, and I think they may have been asked to shorten the set for a couple of reasons - first, because of the rain delay, and second, because the promoters had a COUNTRY band come on after them and play a 45 minute set. This had not been on the schedule, nor the website, but the promoter announced it right after The Fixx were done. It was a group called Bomshel. I was pretty disappointed by the lineup change because there was no encore by The Fixx, and I didn't bother to stay for Soul Asylum, even though I had planned on listening to them.

As I stated earlier, the sound was great and I enjoyed the show. I sure hope the boys make a return visit to the midwest in the fall. Stand Or Fall had a slightly different ending as Cy chose to skip the last verse. Adam smiled at him after the song. They did change things up a bit by opening with Deeper and Deeper. I saw Ira tape down the set lists and I just wonder what the set would have been like if there had been no delay and if the promoter didn't add another band to the lineup.

Deeper And Deeper
Life Goes On
One Thing Leads To Another
Secret Separation
Fatal Shore
All Is Fair
Everyone Believes In Something
How Much Is Enough
Stand Or Fall
Woman On A Train
Saved By Zero
Red Skies
Little Red Corvette

Ok, so they didn't play Little Red Corvette by Prince nor any other covers, but I wonder what song they would choose to cover if they did :-)

07-14-2007, 12:25 PM
Little Red Corvette? You nutty guy.

Did the New Cars not play?

Dave Romfoe
07-14-2007, 02:17 PM
As far as I know, Soul Asylum and the New Cars played, I took off before they hit the stage. Incidentally, Michael Bland is playing drums for Soul Asylum (I saw them in Eau Claire, WI a couple of weeks ago). Michael Bland has played drums for Prince and worked with many other artists. He is the producer for an up-and-coming Minneapolis band called Catchpenny (he also drums with them once in a while). They will make it big soon. Check out their website:


They won the emerging artist award award at Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI last weekend. Summerfest is the largest music festival in the world, going on for 10 days. I was there and heard Catchpenny, then went to another stage and caught INXS - both put on great shows. If you get the chance to see Catchpenny, do it! Check out their tour schedule - they will be on WGN next Friday (the 20th) at 8:00 am, and play the next night in Chicago with Big Head Todd & the Monsters. You can download their album for free- check the website.

I'm not connected with the band, but I do know them and have seen them several times.

Beached Male
07-16-2007, 02:51 AM
Originally posted by Dave Romfoe
Great show last night....I'm estimating the crowd to be somewhere between 7,000 - 10,000 people, so they had good exposure and the sound was great..."

Wow, wild story. Sounds like the weather and promoter really changed things up.

However, I zeroed in on the number- looks like it was indeed great exposure.

07-16-2007, 03:32 AM
another great review thanks hey at least the new cars did show up this time they were suppose to be here last year at the casino and canceled so at least they are back on track still reeling from the buffalo concert the fixx rock!!! dee:wave: