Posted by Frank Busch on August 22, 2011
There is a new “Hardest Working Man in Showbiz.” Six shows last week, which isn’t that big of a deal, but Three of them were on Saturday alone. ¬†I started my week with a chill little happy hour show at Tex Tubb’s on Atwood. ¬†Looks like I will be doing every other Tuesday from 5:30-8:30, it’s a neat little place and I had a really good time playing. ¬†Wednesday I went up to the Dells to play a show at Marley’s. ¬†That was a strange experience. ¬†I guess I am less comfortable playing dinner music for families in a water park town, but that is fine with me. ¬†I hope I don’t get comfortable doing it…. Thursday we played a full band show at The Great Dane downtown, those shows are always a good time and we had a great turnout of our wonderful fans . ¬†Then came Saturday..
The alarm went of at 6 am, I got a ride down to the Memorial Union, where we had parked our trailer the night before. ¬†The skies were very ominous, so we set up inside at The Rathskeller. ¬†We played our first set right after the Mini-Marathon started, which seemed kinda silly cause there was no one there. ¬†By the time we had finished the weather outside was beautiful, so we schlepped our gear outside and set it all up again to play where all the people were lol. ¬†We played till 1 pm, then packed up our gear, again, and headed for The Riley.
Rileyfest is an institution in the Madison area and this would be our 4th time playing it. ¬†The tent was packed, the beer flowed and we couldn’t remember if we had played some of these songs already .
After getting our van packed up, again, we pointed The Red Zeppelin towards Lake Geneva for our final show of the day at Chuck’s Lakeshore Inn. ¬†This place is always a blast. ¬†The bartenders feel the need to pour you a shot of whiskey every time you pass by on your way to the bathroom lol. ¬†The whole bar danced from the first note we played till the last rock n roll ending. ¬†I would be remiss if I didn’t mention how the ladies that go to Chuck’s have the best legs of anyplace on earth… ¬†It’s really quite remarkable.. Anyhoo, yesterday was spent recovering so I can do it again this week. ¬†See you around
special thanks to our road crew Apak, Frymark, and underage Rory, also Andrea our merch girl!