Perhaps you've seen photos of Spaniards bathed in something resembling spaghetti sauce and thought, "I could go for a good old fashioned food fight." Perhaps you just like tomatoes. Whatever the reason, there's no reason not to snap up this saucy Adventure: an all-access pass to the Midwest Tomato Fest, a day-long festival in the heart of Minneapolis featuring the midwest's largest tomato fight, as well as live music, drinks, food trucks, and entertainment.
We'll set the stage by gathering downtown (at 395 Portland Avenue South), where our team will be on hand throughout the day. Starting at noon, we'll enjoy a full day of dancing, entertainment, and live music from a slew of local bands. On the bill: the bluesy New Gruv; rockers The Blend; country rock singer Tim Sigler; and headliners, Gemini Club. We'll also be treated to the spinning sounds of DJ Zeke Thomas, who'll be on the turn tables between shows as we roam around the grounds and dive into delicious eats and drinks from a slew of Twin Cities' food trucks. We can also stop at the beer garden, which will feature local brews and drinks, so be sure to bring some extra cash to delve into the array of offerings.
Throughout the day, we'll have a chance to kick back on the LivingSocial lawn, where we'll have access to a variety of lawn games and all kinds of other interactive activities. We'll also get to meander through a variety of other vendors offering samples, games, and more that will act as the perfect lead up to the main event.
By 6 p.m., we'll be warmed up and ready to take to the tomatoes. After strapping on goggles (for those who choose to bring some) and loosening up our arms, we'll spend the next hour or so engaging with one another in a full-fledged tomato fight. Be prepared to pummel and pelt fellow throwers with the fruit—after all, they'll be looking to throw the same our way. No need to worry about bruising, either: We'll use only overripe and spoiled fruit so we don't waste any tomatoes that might otherwise be on our bruschetta.
Let the Spanish have their La Tomatina; after this day of music, munchies, and more games and drinks than we could possibly partake in, we'll be quite the attraction ourselves—albeit, not necessarily "attractive..." to anyone without an afición for tomatoes.
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