Life of a roadie on the roadThe stars you see at Summerfest say they owe a lot to the technical assistants who help them. Many of these roadies spend more time with the performers than their own family members. I caught up with one who works with Milwaukee native turned country sensation Danny Gokey. Matthew Scott is Gokey's lighting technician. Scott says there's a lot of hurry up and wait with his job.
You can add the Venetian Boat Parade to the list of July 4th festivities happening in Sheboygan. Between 15 and 20 speed or sailboats make the annual trek up the Sheboygan River starting at the mouth of the harbor and ending at the 8th Street Bridge before returning. Each vessel is lit up with different themes in mind. And yes, we're in Packers Nation. So it doesn't take long to find those gold and green colors. The parade starts promptly at dusk this evening and lasts for at least an hour.
New "Retrocade" opens in The Falls; Get your Pac-Man & Donkey Kong onWhether you have a case of Pac Man fever or have fun playing Commando, there's a new place for you. It's a "retrocade" called The Garcade in Menomonee Falls. This is really a gamers' paradise filled with some 70 archaic arcade games from the 1980s and 1990s. The grand opening is taking place this weekend, and owner Gar Nelson says this experience will be enjoyed by so many.
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Selecting a term
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