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Dylan's backstage requests inspired sculpture


Exhibit curator Benjamin Filene (left) and exhibit designer Patrick Grace view a sculpture in the Sounds Good to Me: Music in Minnesota exhibit at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. The fanciful sculpture represents the list of backstage items requested by Bob Dylan during a Metrodome appearance with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on June 26, 1986.

Among the items included in the sculpture are one hot coffee service, one hot water service for tea, three dozen Styrofoam cups, one gallon of milk, 12 fresh lemons with a sharp knife, 30 dark-brown bath towels, two white bath towels, four white hand towels, eight quarts of Gatorade, five packs of Marlboro cigarettes, five packs of Marlboro Lights, two cases of Hansen's natural assorted drinks, two six-packs of Diet 7-Up, two six-packs of Diet Coke, fresh fruit and raw vegetables for 12 people.

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