Los Lobos performed a wonderful concert at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks last night, despite a loss. The group arrived in North Dakota to close out the city’s 10th anniversary flood commeration, but their instruments did not. Los Lobos spent part of their day buying new equipment at Schmidt Music in Fargo. A source deep within the Alerus Center tells me their own guitars arrived only in time for the group to use them for their encore.
Mayor Doctor Mike Brown introduced the group last night in English. Then City Council president Hal Gershman introduced the group again in impecable (I guess) Spanish. Cute. Los Lobos is now off to Sweden, where the band has a big following, and three weeks of gigs there beginning tomorrow night.
By the way, where was last night’s audience? Yesterday was really the first truly beautiful Spring day here. Nevertheless!
Likewise, there are more than a few rib dinners left over from the free meal. I understand they’re going to be eating ribs at the mission today.