February 26th, 2010
Not to be outdone by a bunch of blue-faced drunken Finns up in Duluth, the Madison city council is set to deliberate over whether or not to make the guys in Wilco honorary citizens of Madison.
After receiving some admonishment from the rock band Wilco at their sold-out concert at the Overture Center last week, one City Council member is setting the record straight on the city’s fondness for the frequent musical visitors by declaring them honorary citizens of this fine city.
“Last night, the mayor of Duluth made us an honorary Duluth band,” Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy informed concert attendees on Saturday. “And we’ve only played there twice. How many times have we played Madison? A lot. No key to the city, no certificate, nothing.”
Jesse Russell at Dane101 describes his Saul of Tarsus experience with the issue here. He makes a good point: Wilco didn’t drop Madison from its touring itinerary when they hit the big time. Well, as big time as Wilco got, anyway.