Trampled by Turtles have message for fan who complained about wait for State Fair show

Get over it, basically.
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If you were at Trampled by Turtles' Minnesota State Fair show and didn't appreciate the wait for them to take to the stage, get over yourselves.

That's the message from the Duluth music heroes after their triumphant sold-out show at the Grandstand on Saturday, with the band going on a Twitter rant after someone complained about the wait between the end of Lord Huron's set and the start of TBT's.

The apparent spark for the Twitter outburst was this tweet.

TBT took issue with the claim they left fans waiting for an hour, they say Lord Huron finished at 8:50 p.m. and they started at 9:20 p.m.

But they also made the arguably fair point that music fans in the pre-smartphone age had far fewer ways to occupy themselves as they waited for a show to start compared to the youth of today.

"Listen, I understand. As a young person you haven't had to wait for much. No dial-up internet, no waiting for an oil change with no phone to occupy your mind," they wrote.

They went on to use the complaint to laud the stage team who worked frantically to get their set ready.

"Now, I'm sure you were like totally starving and, like, freezing, and like, so bored you could've literally died or whatever, but 30 minutes is actually quite a testament to all the hard work the crews and stage hands put in in order to dismantle one band and set another up while making sure all those cords get plugged into the right places and everything works as it should before the next set.

"It's a heroic feat of teamwork as a matter of fact."

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They then started waxing philosophical.

"That being said, who am I to judge your conception of time. In fact, there is a lot of evidence out there that how we perceive time may just be a learned construct formed in order for us to attempt to make sense of our puny lives in this seemingly infinite universe."

TBT's Grandstand show was a hit among fans and critics alike, with the Pioneer Press' Rob Hubbard saying they turned the "adrenaline level to red," while the Star Tribune's Chris Riemenschneider was also suitably impressed.

It sounds like they were definitely worth the wait.

Here's the full rant.


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