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Memorial Day weekend FAIL: Nicki Minaj in Tampa, Mix Master Mike in Clearwater Beach
Not to put a damper on your Memorial Day or anything, but two of this weekend's biggest musical events turned into major disappointments -- and we're not talking about Hall and Oates' lackluster performance at Tropicana Field.

Tbt*'s Luis Santana checked out what promised to be two of the hottest Memorial Day weekend parties in Tampa Bay on Saturday and Sunday, and both were busts.

First, there was the much-hyped XXL and Vibe cover girl Nicki Minaj, who appeared at a packed, highly secure Club Underground in Tampa on Saturday ... but just barely. From Luis's Twitter:

The Nicki Minaj show was a nightmare! she got onstage at 2:25am and only sang 2 songs. Then she left! ... I feel bad for all those people who paid nearly $200 for the "stage passes" to barely catch a glimpse of her!

Indeed. But at least she showed up. The same can't be said for the Beastie Boys' DJ, Mix Master Mike, who was scheduled to perform Sunday at Shepherd's Beach Resort, but had to cancel late Friday after suffering an injury during a concert in Seattle on May 27. Mix Master's Twitter is pretty useless, but according to 93.3-FLZ, the show will be rescheduled for July 3, which is a Saturday night, so it should still be a solid party.

Click here to see Luis' photos from Nicki Minaj's appearance at Club Underground. And click here for his party photos from Shepherd's Beach Resort.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: Luis Santana.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:19pm]


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