There were so many people there who were also visiting from Chicago, that when we went out to the bars in the evening, I felt like I was just trying out a new bar here in the Chi.
Milwaukee is a very nice city. It's no Chicago, but it was decent enough to spend an entire weekend. I call it an 'experience on Clearance' because it's a light big city. Everything is just a little smaller, a little cheaper, and a little less exciting than what I am used to.
BUT...it was fun, and I have nothing bad to say about it!
The first thing we did upon arrival (well...after freshening up from the long car ride, that is...) was take a tour of the famous Lakefront Brewery. Once we had our first drink in us, the delicious beverages never stopped flowing for the rest of the weekend!
Friday & Saturday night, we ended up DANCING our BUTTS off! And as you can see in the pic to the right, we ended up at a club with an actual DISCO BALL! Seriously! The club also had a cage elevated off the ground. It doesn't get any better than that!
Milwaukee's lakefront is really beautiful as well. To the left, you can see that Jamison, Ryan, Eric, Stephen and I took the photo for our Christian pop boy band album cover. We are called, "On the Rocks," and our next single coming out soon will be called, 'Givin' Up Your Virginity for the Lord!'
A definite highlight of the weekend was watching the R&B Diva herself, BRANDY perform on the Milwaukee Summerfest stage. And yes...she still has GOT IT! Ms. Brandy sang all her hits from the past 2 decades, including favorites, "The Boy Is Mine," "Have You Ever," and "Almost Doesn't Count." I was surprised at how well she sings Live. I was also hoping she would sing more of the material off of her current album, because it is WONDERFUL and definitely didn't get the attention that it deserves. Somebody, PLEASE start playing her music on the radio again!
Saturday night, after the bars closed, we went back to our gracious hosts' home, cranked up the music and Kept the Night Going! Apparently, we had a visit from a 'mysterious' raccoon (ahem...Ryan!) which nobody actually saw, EXCEPT for Ryan. Was the raccoon really just outside the window? I wouldn't know...I was feeling good, enjoying the music under my makeshift 'Snuggie!'
Overall, we had a great time and I would definitely go back to visit. Summerfest is coming up...I bet we will go back to see some favorite musical artists...
More fun memories below: