Goofy's Upper Deck, Minneapolis MN

Goofy's Upper Deck, Minneapolis MN
Image source: Goofy's Facebook page

Goofy's Upper Deck, Minneapolis MN
Photo: Barb Economon
Image source: Alan Freed→Twin Cities Music Scene '70's-'80's Facebook page

Goofy's Upper Deck, Minneapolis MN
Image source: Goofy's Facebook page

Goofy's Upper Deck, Minneapolis MN
Photo: Norton & Peel
Image source: Minnesota Historical Society (via Gérard Boissy Facebook post)

The Upper Deck was situated on the second floor of Goofy's, a bar/strip club located at 654 2nd Ave N. The bar existed prior to the addition of the performance space, which lasted from roughly 1981-1983. Goofy's can be seen in the top photo (believed to be from 1983) just to the right of Market BBQ on the corner of Glenwood Ave. The next photo down shows Goofy's awaiting demolition in July 1988. Photo at bottom left was shot in front of the club in 1983. Photo at bottom right (looking north on 2nd Ave) shows the building in 1967, before the bar was called Goofy's. Hüsker Dü played here at least 16 times, probably more. These are the known dates:

28 Nov 1981
31 Dec 1981
13 Mar 1982
20 May 1982
17 Sep 1982
25 Sep 1982 (2 shows)
09 Oct 1982
12 Oct 1982
29 Oct 1982 (2 shows)
28 Nov 1982
02 Jul 1983 (2 shows)
12 Jul 1983
12 Aug 1983


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