Summerfest wrap up

Ah, the music, the smells, the tired feet…

Kudos to the security woman that wanded me with dignity as we entered the festival. A trip to the woodshed for the man three rows back at Ingrid Michaelson who thought his’ cigar was so good we should all get to smoke it.

Stray Voltage was great and came with a surprise – a hearty handshake from former City of Brookfield Alderman Karl Schulz. We had something in common in the band, I guess. The lead singer is a former neighbor of his. Schulz looked good, by the way, and had some very funny rocker moves. Alas, no video, so I’ll have to keep those memories to myself.

The youngest thoroughly enjoyed putting her arms around her parents and singing with the band as they bolted out Surrender by Cheap Trick*. In case you are unfamiliar with the song, here are the prize lyrics:

Mommy’s all right
And daddy’s all right
They just seem a little weird
Surrender, surrender, just don’t give yourself away, away

My favorite thing about Summerfest is that sometimes when you follow your ears, you can find a new band that appeals to you. That was just my luck last night as I discovered Barcelona on the Chipotle Rhythm Kitchen stage. They play again at 7:00 p.m. tonight. There are only three members of the four usually in the band, but the sound is very consistent and the lyrics intelligent. (If you click the link you can listen to the latest release by clicking the button on the top right of the page.)

Favorite parking location: a lucky snag of a prime street spot
Favorite beer: Riverwest from Lake Front Brewery
Favorite dinner: Pork sandwich with sour cream and chive fries from Saz’s, near the Miller Stage (the spouse had a sausage kabob from Sabor)
Favorite activity: definitely people watching
Favorite potty spot: The portable version, still clean and no lines.

Happy Festing!

*I was owned by BrklfdDad on this one! I had the original band wrong!


  1. BrkfldDad says:

    Surrender is a Cheap Trick original from 78!! They are playing Saturday at 10 on the Classic rock stage.

  2. My bad! I’ll change it.