The Replacements performed 'Alex Chilton' on The Tonight Show last night. Since I'm not up that late most nights because of my early bird work schedule, I DVR'd the performance, and I am now watching it for the 4th or 5th time on YouTube. I was able to see the band at the Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta earlier this year which fulfilled a 25 year old dream, and I'm still pinching myself because of it.
I had grand plans of flying to Minneapolis this weekend to see their hometown show, but tickets sold out in seconds. And, the monetary reality of the flight, tickets, food, hotel, and rental car finally sunk in. It was about $2000 in all.
I will see them again. Enjoy their first television performance in 30 years below.
The original video can be seen here.