The Original Wailers play the Minnesota State Fair on Aug. 30, 2009

The Original Wailers play the Minnesota State Fair on Aug. 30, 2009

Laurie and I spent the day Aug. 30 at the Minnesota State Fair sans kids (both girls had better things to do than hang out at the fair with their parents, though we plan to go back on Labor Day, last day of the fair). I really wanted to go because the Original Wailers, Bob Marley‘s band, were playing a free show at the Leinie Lodge. The band, which included just two of the actual original Wailers, Al Anderson and Junior Marvin, did a great job with the Marley catalog, plus threw in one new original number for good measure. The set list, as captured by my Twitter feed:
UpWithTheMooses
8:38pm, Aug 30 from txt
Stir it up!

UpWithTheMooses
8:42pm, Aug 30 from txt
I shot the sheriff!

UpWithTheMooses
8:55pm, Aug 30 from txt
Get up stand up

UpWithTheMooses
8:56pm, Aug 30 from txt
Concrete jungle. What a show… #Thewailers

UpWithTheMooses
9:04pm, Aug 30 from txt
Natty dread. Irie! #thewailers at #mnstatefair

UpWithTheMooses
9:27pm, Aug 30 from txt
New original tune followed by We And Them then by Pimpers Paradise. #Thewailers #MNSTATEFAIR

UpWithTheMooses
9:28pm, Aug 30 from txt
Buffalo soldier #thewailer #mnstatefair

UpWithTheMooses
9:37pm, Aug 30 from txt
War #thewailers #mnstatefair no more war

UpWithTheMooses
9:44pm, Aug 30 from txt
Three little birds #thewailers #mnstatefair don’t worry about a thing — every little thing’s gonna be all right

UpWithTheMooses
9:47pm, Aug 30 from txt
Heathen #thewailers #mnstatefair my theme song. Howa

UpWithTheMooses
9:55pm, Aug 30 from txt
Jamming #thewailers #mnstatefair I and I will see you through

UpWithTheMooses
10:02pm, Aug 30 from txt
Encore number one: redemption song #thewailers #mnstatefair

UpWithTheMooses
10:11pm, Aug 30 from txt
Encore number two: exodus #thewailers #mnstatefair movement of jah people

Better than a Pronto Pup or a Nut Roll on a stick!

Better than a Pronto Pup or a Nut Roll on a stick!

One of the highlights of the fair, for me at least, was the Summit Beer on a stick, a flight of three Summits — Extra Pale Ale, Oktoberfest and Horizon Red Ale — served on a wooden paddle. Mmmm mmm. Above is a picture of me enjoying my favorite fair treat. Thanks, Mr. Stutrud. You the (beer) man!