Minneapolis wakes to 12:30 a.m. fireworks show: Top tweets

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:::: UPDATE :::: MLB apologizes for early-morning fireworks; free Twins tickets coming to those affected

Around 12:30 a.m. this morning, folks who wouldn't normally be awake at that time took to Twitter (sorry, Kevin) to express bewilderment over a post-Home Run Derby fireworks show that was part of the All-Star Game festivities.

Though the show was part of a Mill City Museum and Mill Ruins Park "invite-only VIP gala" that was discussed during at least one neighborhood meeting last month, it caught most Minneapolis residents by surprise. (In fairness, the fireworks were scheduled for 11:45 p.m., so it appears things were running late.)

See also:
Mpls backtracks on All-Star Game"Clean Zone"

That got folks wondering what other ASG events they might not know about: Bonfires? A circus? Marching bands? A military parade?

We'll have to wait and see -- after all, the All-Star Game is tonight, and afterward, downtown Minneapolis bars will remain open until 4 a.m, so who knows what crazy things could happen. But in the meantime, here are the 10 best tweets we saw about the fireworks show.

10. Initially, there was widespread confusion: 9. In fact, some felt the need to point out that the City of Lakes wasn't under attack from Wisconsin or St. Paul or something: 8. Confusion eventually morphed into indignation: 7. 6. Indignation led to demands for reparations: (For the top five, click to page two.)



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Linne Rund
Linne Rund

It was probably more the very load noise not the beautiful lights of the fireworks, no reason to be so load

Ryan Moe
Ryan Moe

Yeah I'm a city boy and agree with the people that understand city life. Personally I can't sleep when I'm in the country (suburbs), I need the sounds of the city. The people complaining I'm sure are nice people, and I'm not judging you, having said that you really need to have an expectation of living and adapting to city life. If you're mad about fireworks I'm sure you also get mad from other things that are out of your control, lucky for you that there is a silver lining to living in the city and getting upset about the little uncontrollable things in that big cities also have many psychiatrist options for you to choose from to vent - or real estate agents if it's really that large of an issue for you! Again we can still be friends and I'm not judging you. I'm only saying that noise and cities are like red and green at Christmas!

Ryan Moe
Ryan Moe

Awwwwww, just please stay off my lawn old grouch ;)

Stephanie Ritenour
Stephanie Ritenour

I'm deaf and I was actually really freaked out when my dog came to bed shaking like crazy. We live in St. Paul so I had no way of or responsibility to even guess this was going on. There were no storms so I was like wtf. Sorry I don't think it was a cool thing to do on a Monday night.

Joosh Nukem
Joosh Nukem

How much revenue did those fireworks bring in?

Ebtissam El Ghazal
Ebtissam El Ghazal

Vraiment je n'ai rien entendu c'est bizarre ! C'était pour fêter le 14 juillet français je pense ..

OlWillyClinton
OlWillyClinton

Palestinian people are dodging bombs dropped by planes, nearly 100 failing to do so since the conflict started. But people in Minneapolis were woken once by late night fireworks. Let's make a big deal because some residents lost about a half hour of sleep last night. 

I say some, because I am a Minneapolis resident and slept like a newborn last night.

Keldon Ancheta
Keldon Ancheta

We really enjoyed it! A pleasant surprise before bed

Steve Dupuis
Steve Dupuis

I just don't give a shit about baseball or fireworks. I'm into music and don't keep other people up with loud guitars. Well, anymore...

Sarah Holliday
Sarah Holliday

So MLB was granted yet another special exception, this time to violate the city noise ordinance?

Chris Mincoff
Chris Mincoff

I bet the city could careless bout all the cryin \U0001f62d ! Cuz the money that they make out weighs all cryin \U0001f62d! Suck It Up Buttercup !!

Shayla Schneider
Shayla Schneider

Not a bug deal....its not like this happens every week or weekend. First world problems... Geeezzzz, how about complaining about REAL problems!!!

Keith Asmussen
Keith Asmussen

And I thought it was for Bastille day ... mystery solved

Market Square Bistro at IMS
Market Square Bistro at IMS

It's a celebration! We should all be proud that we live in such a beautiful city and have the facilities to host national events!

Nate Gorr
Nate Gorr

Actually, I was trying to sleep in Edina, assuming the booming was fireworks at Target Field when I noticed the weather radar showed no fronts near us. Sincerely, Light sleeper

Andy Stealth Trattar
Andy Stealth Trattar

I've been to plenty of events that got instantly shut down at a specific hour of night, and those were also discussed before hand. I'm not gonna sit here and pretend this is acceptable just because the rest of the country is here watching some over hyped event in a stadium that isn't even good for homeruns. Yeah, have your fireworks...cancel them once midnight rolls around. Be kind to the tax payers that built that beautiful shit hole.

Andy Stealth Trattar
Andy Stealth Trattar

I bet I would get in trouble if I had a firework show that late on a Monday...or that early on a Tuesday...

Ebtissam El Ghazal
Ebtissam El Ghazal

Shannon Hutcheson hahaaa did you hear fireworks this morning ?? Lol

Joshua Nichols
Joshua Nichols

Eh, it's part of being a major city that attracts major events. The MLB All-Star Game last came here nearly 30 years ago. It's not like this is even an every-other week occurrence or something. And, like the article pointed out, this had indeed been talked about beforehand.

henk.tobias0
henk.tobias0 topcommenter

None, this whole damn thing is costing us money.

SirSwearsALot
SirSwearsALot

Dude. This wasn't a bug deal? I was gonna get a rad centipede... #ripoff

henk.tobias0
henk.tobias0 topcommenter

Funny, since when does "hosting such events" add to the beauty of our city? Please, how did this All Star Game and all its nonsense add to the beauty of our city? At the end of the day its going to cost us money, money that could have been used to actually beautify the city.

henk.tobias0
henk.tobias0 topcommenter

Want a soulless nights sleep you mean.

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