|Friday, June 10, 2016
Wally's Music Fest
Charles Thomas filling in for Kase
[View all Wally's Music Fest shows]
Operated by Matt Wobst
Lights: MKE Productions
Operated by Quinton Kufahl
Assistants: Johanne Koniar
and Brevin Becker
Stage Tech: Kevin DeWitt
Photography/Video: Amanda Trash
Lay Your Hands on Me - Bon Jovi
Lay It Down - Ratt
Working for the Weekend - Loverboy
Fallen Angel - Poison
Armageddon It - Def Leppard
Don't Tell Me You Love Me - N'Ranger
Home Sweet Home - Motley Crue
Jump - Van Halen
***SHOW STOPPED DUE TO WEATHER***
|A Word from Josh:|
I arrived with the crew at the baseball field where tonight's show would take place at 10:30 am. The mobile stage had not yet arrived so we had some time to kill hanging out with the event organizer who happens to be none other than our old buddy Dann Walters; yes, the same Dann Walters who was Cherry Pie's bass player from 2012 to 2014. Dann and his business partner Dani Stivarius put this event together involving the Milton Chamber of Commerce, local businesses, charities and some of the best musical acts that Dann could bring to perform over the course of two days. They named the event "Wally's Music Fest" in memory of local businessman and community benefactor Wally Schilberg who's widow was in attendance today. This was the first of what they plan to make an annual event. Dann's impressive musical pedigree was on display as he not only brought in his former band Cherry Pie as Friday's headliner, but also another band he used to play with The Prince Experience as Saturday's headliner. Anyway, for us it was a long day of setting up the show under a hot sun. Everything had to be ready to go for the opening ceremonies at 5:30 pm which included a speech from Milton Mayor Anissa Welch and a 21-gun salute from the Edgerton VFW. Following that was the festival's first band, an AC/DC tribute act called Razor's Edge. By this time the weather had moderated into a beautiful Summer early evening and many people were arriving each minute to enjoy the festivities. The Razor's Edge show was well-received and everything seemed to be shaping up very nicely for us as the baseball field continued to fill up with hundreds of people. Our show got underway at 8:30 pm and with it came a dramatic change in the weather. By 9:00 pm Dann was tracking a storm bearing down on the area from the northwest and, after consulting with the local police department, the decision was made to shut down the festival for the rest of the night. We had only played eight songs. D'oh!! For those keeping score at home, this was our third weather-related show stoppage in less than two weeks. With a run of bad luck like that I figure we're due for an absolutely wonderful rest of the Summer. We'd like to thank Dann for bringing us to the inaugural night of this kick-ass event. We'd also like to thank him along with Sully and Mike from Razor's Edge for helping us and our crew get our equipment quickly out of harm's way as the high winds and rain descended upon us. It was a wet night of musical camaraderie. --Josh
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