[jump] In addition to the food and libations, local alt band the Honeydogs took to the stage, as did Lucy Michelle of the Velvet Lapelles, Javier and the Innocent Sons, and King Edward VII. Kids could be seen sporting stylish face paintings, many resembling masks of classic superheroes.
South Minneapolis's Harriet Brewing was in attendance pouring its Pilsner and West Side Belgian-style IPA.
The party ran in an interesting way that seemed to catch a few people off guard. To be served beer or wine, you first had to purchase food. At that point you could get a wristband that would allow you to buy drinks. Wandering through the crowd, we heard a few complaints about the policy, but overall people seemed to be enjoying themselves. We wondered if it was a way to generate participation in the food aspect of the event or if it was to make sure the neighborhood block party didn't get out of hand. Despite the longer lines created by the policy, the event seemed to run smoothly. Tilia's yearly Augtoberfest is clearly a hit among the people.