Join Waukesha resident Brien Lee and his blog, Sir Fido, as they explore the city and report on the interesting things they find.
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Must be pretty foggy at the lake. Last night's opening Summerfest fireworks and last weekend's air show both were cancelled due to foggy conditions. Promoters of first, and last, Rockesha could've used an excuse like that. Instead, after the bands didn't get paid they just left. Fortunately I wasn't one of the many in the audience at any of the shows being short changed. I didn't know any of the 80's bands at Rockesha, and when I go to the Milwaukee Air Show I don't even pay for parking. Why some would pay to see an air show visible for miles along the shore is beyond me. I heard Summerfest had a good crowd, but "summer" didn't seem to make an appearance. I was told it was very windy and cold. I usually try to avoid Summerfest due to the crowds, but admit the Ferris wheel sounds like fun.
Today begins year eight of my blogging... if you can call it that. Obvious to my reader, output has declined substantially within the last year. But I'll keep doing this as long as I still have something to say, and as long as WaukeshaNow will have me. I feel there is and will be more things to write about. I seem to have less time now than I did in 2007, but that's a good thing. It means I'm keeping busy. I'm involved in way more things now and learning more now than seven years ago. I'd like to continue sharing what I've learned, done and would like to do.
Today would have been Les Paul's 99th. In celebration, Waukesha's Friday Night Live opened the season with GuitarTown III and live music downtown on nine stages. Weather was great and the crowd really enjoyed wandering the streets. I saw at least two businesses with lines out the doors.
A couple dozen artists, the community and Carroll students past and present took over Maxon Hall on the campus Friday evening. It was my first and last time visiting the old, stone building at the corner of Barstow and College.
Every year, thanks to the Waukesha Preservation Alliance, Waukesha 1834 Club, Waukesha Historical Society and Museum and many volunteers and sponsors, we are blessed to have a weekend in May devoted to discovery. What was Waukesha was like before we got here, what and who made it famous and what if anything remains of Waukesha's springs heyday?