|Photo by Mike Madison|
|The emotion of the Last Blowout Ever is all over Mike Mictlan's face.|
Doomtree gave everything they had to give over the past week. They left the stage at First Ave on Saturday night in a deafening drone of applause, the wings and teeth held highly by the crowd as they gave their final salute to the hometown heroes.
This was the conclusion of a week that saw the hip-hop collective stage seven staggering events in seven days. Moreover, Blowout X was a culmination of 10 years of DIY wherewithal that has propelled the group from a rag-tag circle of hopefuls to absolute idols in the Minneapolis/St. Paul music scene. And while the weeklong blitz of celebration and exhibition was a fitting homage to that decade of rebellion, as the echoes of "Team the Best Team" dissipated in the mainroom that night, there was still the lingering question of what will replace it next year.
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