The family parade continued with the next act, San Antonio’s Last Bandoleros, who feature a pair of brothers.
Then Sting returned with longtime guitarist Dominic Miller and son, guitarist Rufus Miller, and Sumner and the Bandoleros on backup vocals. At 65, Sting knows his reputation all too well, and he has fun with it.
Yet, it’s unclear whether there is a shared understanding of what it means, and when it should be applied.Lest he leave anyone out, the bandleader mentioned that drummer Josh Freese, who played with the Replacements during their reunion gigs, had family from Edina. He was Rock Hero, wearing tight pants, an even tighter T-shirt and a frequent smile. He joked about his wealth (“my little house — well, castle really”) and self-seriousness (he didn’t have the authenticity to write a country song because he’s from a country but not the country).I can’t remember him having as much fun onstage in the Twin Cities since his local debut in 1979 with the Police at the now-defunct Longhorn in Minneapolis. He even toned down the seriousness of his music, rocking out on new numbers like the full-tilt “Petrol Head” (about “a truck driver and religion and sex”), the swinging 1993 oldie “She’s Too Good for Me” and the Police’s ebullient “So Lonely.” The band was loose but seldom cut loose during the 110-minute performance.The ratio of number of residents in zip code 55117 to the number of sex offenders is 12,717 to 1.The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this zip code is near the state average.About 25% of 6th and 9th graders in Minnesota reported that they had been physically abused by an adult living in the household.