Now that the Replacements are back, it’s impossible to imagine them ever having been gone at all. On Saturday night, the Minnesota band took the stage in St. Paul for their first headlining home-state show in 23 years, playing a nearly two-hour long set that included a total of 31 songs. The band closed the Midway Stadium show with “Unsatisfied,” one of their most popular songs off their landmark third album, 1984’s Let It Be. Earlier in the day, St. Paul’s mayor declared it Replacements Day in the city, an honor we’re sure not even lead singer Paul Westerberg could sneer at.
The Replacements are currently in the middle of a festival run that’s included stops at Coachella and Boston Calling. They also recently played The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, which marked the band’s first appearance on NBC in nearly 30 years. Check out their St. Paul version of “Unsatisfied” above, and watch Westerberg and his bandmates tear through “Alex Chilton” wearing matching St. Paul Saints’ jerseys below.