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 Posted: Wed Nov 27th, 2019 07:57 pm
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The 1968 Jimi Hendrix show received an almost comically scathing review in the Minneapolis Tribune from a writer who was clearly on the square side, making derisive comments about Jimi's lack of talent and the hippy crowd at the show. Given that he didn't harp on about lousy attendance and mentioned concert goers in the balcony, I'd bet it drew pretty well. The capacity was in the 10,000 to 11,000 range. The 1970 concert was at the St. Paul Auditorium within the St. Paul Civic Center complex and probably drew in the 8,000 to 9,000 range which was capacity. That show's review had no attendance numbers, but did give Jimi a lot of compliments for a good show from a different and clearly more plugged in reviewer than the one that wrote about the 1968 concert.