|Hanging with Tracy before she plays|
At the performance's beginning, the weather was glorious. There were blues skies swirled with white clouds and the temp's were near 80. However, a dark blue-gray cloud to the north threatened. Sure enough, about five songs into Heather's set a cold gust of air blasted the stage from the north nearly knocking over one of Tracy's cymbal stands. Only moments later, torrential rains fell terminating the show. We dashed into the Johnson Controls World Sound Stage to take shelter.
When I got dressed in the morning, I threw on my Seasaw t-shirt. Seasaw is a Folk-Pop duo from Madison. We discovered them at Mile of Music 3 and I saw them again at last year's Fringe Fest in Milwaukee. At that fest, I bought the t-shirt and met Eve of the band (Meg's the other member). When we ran for shelter under the Johnson Controls World Sound Stage's roof, who was the band performing? You guessed it... Seasaw! I thought that it was my fate to see Seasaw that day. 1) Put on Seasaw t-shirt. 2) Get to the Henry Maier Festival Park at noon. 3) Have a wicked storm roll through forcing us to take cover under roof at the Johnson Controls World Sound Stage where Seasaw was performing. By the way, I did not know they were playing Summerfest when I got dressed in the morning. In fact, I never even looked at the schedule.
|With Eve of Seasaw in my Seasaw tee|
|Ms. Independence Day|
We departed the park by 2:30. Even though our visit was short it was eventful and memorable.
Finally today, Monday, July 3rd, is a day off. Summerfest's gates will not open until Independence Day at noon and I'm ready for this break, but I'm also looking forward to the remaining six days. Let's go!