Monday, May 30, 2011

May 21st 2011
Milwaukee, WI
Potawatomi Casino

Review: Debbie Goldman
Photos: Rosie Malthaner

Full Electric Set

My sister and I were very excited to find out that Rick's
Milwaukee "Freakfest" was not going to be on the same weekend as my son's birthday this year. We made plans to attend as many shows as we could, because this wou
ld be our first time attending "Freakfest." Unfortunately, we were only able to go to the fourth show because of my work schedule. We made plans with new people that we have been chatting with on Facebook to meet at the charity softball game. It was great to put people's names with faces and make new friends.
We were not sure what to expect from the show because it was the last night and all we were told was that it would be another high-electric show. The new opening montage was amazing!! It was great to see
clips of Rick from older interviews and videos, and it was cute to see pictures of him with his family.

The show started with Rick telling the audience about Stacy Creamer's (his publisher) attempts at playing softball. Rick had the entire audience in hysterics because he said that she is an amazing triathelete but she couldn't throw a softball and when she finally got a hit, she fell on her way to first base. The team from Patawotami also came up on stage to receive their softball trophy from Rick, which he said had a guy drinking beer on it and he didn't know what that had to do with softball.

The band started rockin' to great songs like Souls and Who Killed Rock n' Roll. Then, Rick told the band to take a break and he sat on a stool and sang some songs acoustically, which I haven't heard him do in a long time. It was great when Rick told the guys to come back and Rick had some Human Touch and finished the show with Kristina, one of my favorites.

The fourth night in Milwaukee was awesome!! Rick and the band rocked, we met new people and we have something to look forward to for next year.

Set List:
I've Done Everything for You
Inside Sylvia
Ordinary Girl
State of The Heart
Affair of the Heart
Love Somebody
Human Touch (out to the audience & up to the balcony)
Jessie's Girl
I'll Make You Happy

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