A few months ago, one of Minneapolis’ most beloved bands announced their final tour, calling it quits after 18 years stating, “We have no idea what the future holds, but for now we are done.”

Their set at the Varsity Theater gracefully spanned every album and their energy never faltered, which is impressive seeing as it was their 3rd Varsity show in a row with one more to go tomorrow before they pack up to finish up their farewell tour. They are truly incredible people and performers.

This band’s uniqueness and creativity has been running rampant for almost two decades now. In their time as a band, they seem to have mastered the art of creating a catchy song to dance to when you need to have fun, or to sit down and listen to the lyrics when you need to reflect. They were the perfect band to lean on and grow with as a teenager, and I doubt we’ll ever stop turning their music on when we need that support.

On a personal note, a small acoustic Motion City Soundtrack show at Electric Fetus was the first time I ever brought my camera to a show (I was 14, my mom drove me the 4 hours to Minneapolis for it) and it was the beginning of my realization that this is something I need in my life. They were there for my show photography beginning, and I’m grateful to have been there for their end.

RIP Motion City Soundtrack. I’m trying my best to resist concluding this with a LGFUAD joke.

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