Gov. Dayton declares Paul McCartney Day in Minnesota

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Leading up to Saturday evening's sold-out Paul McCartney show at Target Field, Minnesota governor Mark Dayton has dedicated the day to the Beatles legend. Sir Paul's last performance in the area was back in 2005, and he nearly hit Target Field in 2011. Tonight's performance will mark the third Minnesota Twins baseball stadium he has played after 1993's Metrodome visit and the 1965 Beatles stop at Metropolitan Stadium.

The proclamation is the second music-related toast of the week after St. Paul mayor honored St. Paul & the Broken Bones with their own day at their packed Amsterdam Bar & Hall show on Thursday. The full text of Dayton's proclamation is below.

See also:
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WHEREAS: Sir Paul McCartney made history as a member of the Beatles - one of the most successful and critically acclaimed music groups in history; and

WHEREAS: Sir Paul McCartney is credited with writing or co-writing 32 number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, and is widely recognized as being one of the world's top songwriters of the 20th and 21st centuries; and

WHEREAS: Sir Paul McCartney was knighted in the United Kingdom and inducted into the United States of America Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his contributions to the global rock-and-roll culture; and

WHEREAS: Sir Paul McCartney has played in Minnesota three times dating back to 1965, and will play a fourth concert in Minnesota at Target Field- completing performances in every Minnesota Twins Baseball Club stadium; and

WHEREAS: We come together on Saturday, August 2, 2014, to honor Sir Paul McCartney, one of the most influential and inspiring musicians in history.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, MARK DAYTON, Governor of Minnesota, do hereby proclaim Saturday, August 2, 2014, as:

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY DAY

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Paul McCartney. Saturday, August 2 at Target Field. Sold Out. Info.

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34 comments
Keven Kassulker
Keven Kassulker

You don't need to care But chill out You must have forgot how to twist and shout?

Johnny Pharr
Johnny Pharr

How about no more Mark Dayton for Governor day?

Jodi Wegner
Jodi Wegner

Show was fucking awesome! So happy I had the chance to witness an amazing show with so many songs that were/are the songs of my life soundtrack

Patrick Moinichen
Patrick Moinichen

I think I can hear the music in my back yard!! He just said " I've got blisters on me fingers" !!

Jeff Young
Jeff Young

And we can't POSSIBLY do two things at once.

Kelly Nordstrom
Kelly Nordstrom

Love this!!!! Better than all the BITCHING on this post thus far. None of you ever listened to the Beatles, this is a fun tribute!

Barbara Dee Machen
Barbara Dee Machen

How stupid who gives a $hit about Paul McCartney what has he done for this city

Marc Churchill
Marc Churchill

It's a nice thing to recognize someone who has had such a positive impact on so many lives...

Lisa Bennett
Lisa Bennett

I'd rather he declare "No more public subsidies for whiny billionaire team owners day", or "Get rid of childish legislators of both parties who won't work together day" in Minnesota. I can dream, can't I?

NatesHiggers
NatesHiggers

Mark Dayton can go motherfuck himself. 

Nick Towery
Nick Towery

Cause we don't have more important things to take care of first than friggin' Paul McCartney.

Stan M Pfeifer Minneapolis
Stan M Pfeifer Minneapolis

I Know I drive the Street's Daily I know what your talkin about my friend it's Rediculous !!!!!!!!

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

He's played 3 huge concerts over the years that made a lot of money for a lot of people; more importantly he gave a lot of people a very good time. What have YOU done for this city? (Besides bitch and complain, that is.)  Please go back to your Kardashians.

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@NatesHiggers What a coincidence - that's what we all say about you! And he'll win a 2nd term this fall while you'll grow a new ulcer. Win-Win!

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

Unlike you, most of humanity can multi-task. 

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

Which one did you fix? 

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