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« on: July 19, 2011, 08:06:54 PM »
The stage has arrived!
If anyone has the video footage from WCCO please feel free to add. I missed the news, but it sounds like the support beams are up from what people have told me. A very impressive storm rolled through the twin cities late this morning, with a little funnel cloud action thrown in.  With the temperatures and dew points that were reached in Minneapolis today, it may have been a little slow going on the construction.

TCF Bank Stadium Gearing Up For U2 Concert
July 19, 2011 7:04 PM
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — First, it was canceled. Now, after a long wait, the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium is beginning the transformation for its first live concert.
The stage for U2′s concert on Saturday promises not to disappoint. As part of their “360 Tour,” the concert will be massive, with many cranes and hundreds of crew members setting up.
According to the promoter, there’s a steel structure rising 150 feet from the floor over a stage with rotating bridges. There’s also a cylindrical video system of interlocking LED panels. Once completed, it will look like a claw.
The Universit is expecting 58,000 concert goers.
“Part of the mission of the stadium was to bring in other events, not just football games. So, this is one of those events and we would love to do a concert every summer if we could,” said Scott Ellison, the associate athletic director for facilities at the University.
TCF Bank stadium will be one of U2′s last stops on the tour. By Saturday, more than 7 million fans will have seen the show.
The stage will go on sale after the tour is finished at the end of the month.