Allo Darlin’: I Kissed Your Lips — And They Were Kind Of Salty

Allo Darlin' at The Icehouse in Minneapolis Nov. 1, 2014.

Allo Darlin’ at The Icehouse in Minneapolis Nov. 1, 2014.

I know you’re online looking for election results tonight.

But maybe you need a break.

For the first time in more than a decade, I’m not required to be at the Yankton County Government Center to report the results so I’m blogging about music.

I was at a special show recently at The Icehouse in Minneapolis.

It was for Allo Darlin’, a band that I have admired for years due to their catchy melodies and often thoughtful lyrics. Elizabeth Morris has a great voice, and I can listen to it for hours.

Meeting her in person, she seemed to emanate the same sweetness and intelligence that shines through Allo Darlin’s songs.

I had a great vantage point from which to shoot video at the show, so I happened to catch the evolution that took place. You see, the venue was set up for people to sit and eat, so early on Elizabeth beckoned the crowd to get up and dance. People politely declined. However, they could not ultimately resist Allo Darlin’s charms, and by the end of the show there was a lot of dancing.

The next day, Allo Darlin’ tweeted that the Minneapolis show had been the best of the tour so far. I was grateful to be a part of it.

Check out the tug-of-war:

And here was one of the more intimate moments of the evening, where Elizabeth sang the poignant “Tallulah”:

“As the DJ played another terrible song
But lucky for us, we found a bar with The Replacements on
And it’s been a long time
Since I’ve seen all my old friends
But I really love my new friends
I feel I’ve known them a long while

I’m wondering if I’ve already met all the people that’ll mean something
And I’m wondering if I’ve already heard all the songs that’ll mean something …”

Funnily enough, I had played The Replacements on a jukebox in a bar earlier in the evening. It was a great night.

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