Monday, July 4, 2011

We Live On Front Porches and Swing Life Away

No foreplay prelude... Rise Against is one of the absolute best live bands I have seen in a long time!! They continually deliver a no frills, powerful performance every time!! Absolutely amazing!!! They get on stage and punch you right in the face!! Awesome!!!

Now that that is out of the way, here's what the rest of Day 5 was like...

We headed down early mainly because I wanted to be sure we had decent seats for Rise Against. It's a good thing we did too. The stage filled up fast. Before finding a seat, we stopped at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino Stage and Pavillion and caught a little bit from Berlin. Sure, you know who she is. She's the one who sings that song made famous from the movie Top Gun..."Take My Breath Away". Well, I didn't stick around to hear her sing it, but my friends did. After arriving at the Miller Lite stage, a girl singing group called Pretty Pretty performed. They were somewhat scantily clad and sung covers of pop songs. After them was a group called Shinobi Ninja. Terrible. At first it was just a dj on stage. Then he was joined by a couple of guitarists, a black female rapper, and a white rapper. It was a crazy mix of metal guitars and rap lyrics with funky beats.

At 8pm, Flatfoot 56 took the stage. These guys were a lot of fun. Great Irish punk band complete with bagpipes. I really enjoyed their energy and music. If you like Irish punk bands, check these guys out.

I've already mentioned the night's headliner, Rise Against...but they are most certainly worth mentioning again!!  Amazing band!!!

Summerfest is closed on July 4th but will reopen on the 5th. My attendance is still up in the air at this point.

Oh yeah, I believe I mentioned that I would share pictures.

Happy Independence Day!!

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