Last weekend I had one of those whirlwind summer weekends packed with activity. I attended the Blue Ox Music Festival where I camped and enjoyed bluegrass. I made it back to Minneapolis in time for my choir’s performance at the Twin Cities Pride Festival, then stuck around afterwards to watch local hip-hop artist Nur-D’s set. I biked home and finished off the busy weekend watching a National Women’s Soccer League match with a sundae from DQ.
Outdoor music, camping, Pride, biking, watching soccer, ice cream — all of these are part of my version of the quintessential Minnesota summer.
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