Last week, thousands flocked to the Xcel Energy Center to witness the 2012 incarnation of what's become one of Minneapolis' most dependable pop music traditions. This year's KDWB Jingle Ball, featuring Owl City, Train and Psy, not only filled concert-goers with holiday cheer but stood as a fun snapshot of the year's pop landscape.
It's interesting that, for a show that's become such a big deal, information on past Jingle Balls is becoming increasingly more difficult to find. While the show has historically acted as something of a pop music time capsule, once all the souvenir shirts are faded, future generations will have a challenging time deciphering which acts played each year! It is with tomorrow's music historians in mind that we at Gimme Noise would like to look back at the 2002 Jingle Ball lineup using the only resource we could find, a 2002 Blogspot Entry written in the early days of social media. It is with the post's author, Livvi'i, as our guide that we bring you to December 9, 2002 for a look back at KDWB's Jingle Ball 2002.More »