Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Xcel Energy Center has been Busy

The Xcel Energy Center St Paul has been a busy place the last two weeks. Hosting Coldplay, AC/DC and a slew of Minnesota Wild games. The arena has even got the attention of the DIY network and a show called Project Xtreme. Apparently, the DIY TV Show crew was there during the Xcel conversion from rock concert to NHL ice arena. According to the shows web site: “No project is too massive, too dangerous or too jaw-dropping to prevent contractor Jason Cameron from attempting it… These ain't your everyday DIY projects. These are projects truly taken to the extreme — with Jason's life often hanging in the balance.”

I am not sure if an arena conversion is life threatening, but it will be interesting to see our hometown Xcel Energy Center get recognized on a national show. The show airs Wednesday nights at 8:30pm.

The rest of this week is hockey for the Xcel, no dangerous transformations there, just keeping the ice temperature at a cool 32 degrees or less.

Have a great Thanksgiving! I am thankful to live in a city that has such a fine entertainment facility like the Xcel Energy Center.


Cortney said...

They do have to do some pretty intense stuff - at least when they climb up to change the lights and stuff. We watched them do that between the sets of Taylor swift and Rascal Flatts at their concert last month and it was crazy, I thought they were going to fall.

Oh, and did you know that they don't actually take the ice out for concerts, they just put plywood over it and then cover that with the floor? Crazy, eh?

jim said...

That's so cool! i'm going to check it out when I get home from work!