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!
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