Last updated on October 7th, 2023 at 08:55 am
As I arrived at First Avenue on Wednesday, I had little idea of what to expect. I have seen many different jam bands and have attended countless nights at First Avenue’s main room.
However, this was my first time seeing The Disco Biscuits, and when a band is scheduled to play on a Wednesday night it’s hard to predict how many people will be in attendance.
The jam community in Minneapolis is small, and the fan base likely shrinks further for a niche Jamtronica band such as this.
But many usual members of the local scene were in attendance to see The Disco Biscuits play a 2 set show, and a small but enthusiastic crowd filled the room. I estimated attendance to be at about 1/3 of capacity, which made for a negotiable dance floor with plenty of room for everyone to dance and let loose.
With a presale of around 400 tickets, the band may have been better served by a smaller room, but they didn’t hold back when it came to their performance. When the band finished their first set, the crowd applauded and hollered like the show was over, demonstrating significant excitement and devotion.
The band returned to the stage after the set break, playing through “Little Shimmy in a Conga Line,” a tune with a strong emphasis on the bongo drums, and the jungle beats had everyone dancing.
All in all, The Disco Biscuits worked with what they had and drove the main room into a frenzy of dancing for their devoted and excitable fan base.