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Will Milwaukee Summerfest Get Better Bands This Year?

Old 05-05-03, 09:54 AM
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Will Milwaukee Summerfest Get Better Bands This Year?

I know its kind of early, and some bands havent signed on yet... but do you think we can expect a better lineup this year?

Theres some good bands but its overall kind of thin.

Already signed on:
Wilco
Foo Fighters
Tom Petty
Wierd Al
Fleetwood Mac
Cheap Trick

I cant remember any others. I check www.summerfest.com every once in awhile but the list isnt changing.

Any locals know the score?
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Peter Gabriel, Ben Harper, Santana, Willie Nelson, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, and Foo Fighters is a pretty impressive cross-genre lineup, if you ask me, and that's just the Marcus Ampitheater.

Other acts include: CCR, Buddy Guy, Joe Cocker, George Thorogood, India Arie, Steve Winwood, Arturo Sandoval, and Rusted Root.

All in all, it looks pretty strong to me.
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yea but cant we get ... MORE... for our $8 entry fee????

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Sadly, I've never driven up there. Maybe I'll have to go this year.
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Old 05-06-03, 08:09 AM
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Its always TONS better than the Taste of Chicago. Less people, more beer and more music. cheaper too.
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There seems to be a decent lineup this year. I doubt I'll go though, I hate dealing with the rude, drunk people....I must be getting old.
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That's a very good lineup. I'd pay 4 times that to see Wilco and have in the past.
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O.A.R. is also playing again this year.
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Old 05-07-03, 02:59 PM
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Its always TONS better than the Taste of Chicago. Less people, more beer and more music. cheaper too.
I've been to both, and Taste of Chicago is a piece of #$%^ compared to Summerfest!

taste is nothing but pickles on sticks, people, people, and more people.

Summerfest has a great line up....I'm there opening night for PETER GABRIEL, and then maybe catch the last hour or so of the Weird Al show.

You tell me where else you can get that for $8. (Actually free on opening night.)
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Old 05-08-03, 10:24 AM
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Summerfest's lineup looks pretty great to me...I've heard nothing but good about this festival.
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Wait a minute, Summerfest is primarily a concert. Taste of Chicago is primarily a place to eat food. I am a Chicago resident, and NOT a big fan of the Taste, but to compare the 2 is pretty dumb.
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OK here's a breakdown that i just pulled out of the air.

Taste of Chicago: 80% food, 20% entertainment

Summerfest: 40% music, 30% beer, 10% food, 10% crafts, 10% rollercoasters

The Taste just dosnt work because the food is overpriced, the beer is too long of a wait for an 8 oz cup, the 'ticket currency' is a hassle. So many times at the Taste, myself or my friends got food bumped into them from the crowed patrons.

Summerfest is better IMHO, but this year the lineup seems kind of thin. I recall usually having several bands on the same day I wanted to see.
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