Hi everyone! The 80s rock band that I'm in, Rock Brigade, had a gig at the annual Street Dance of the Summer at Grizzly's in Superior Wisconsin. This event is a fundraiser for all Superior High School extra-curricular activities. As a teacher at that school I'm very happy to have a hand in this event. Our LG is an alum and a former teacher there as well. He has since relocated and is still in education. Our last gig was in December so we needed a rehearsal in my garage before the show to shake off the rust and put some new songs in. I've got a crappy little setup, including edrums, that gets the job done for low volume practice sessions. Here's Glen confused as to why I'm taking pictures. Ryan on keys and lead vocals and Aaron slinging that guitar. Me sitting down and Matt on rhythm guitar hamming it up. A view from part of the 7 minute drive to the show A view of our stage. Glen is now in the spirit of things and poses for the pic. Apparently this stage was used during the Tribute Fest in Canal Park in Duluth, MN a couple weeks before our gig, ha! Here's a view from the stage. You can see the bean bag toss tournament championship game being played. Here's my rig set up and ready to go. Aaron dialing in his sound. The owner of the sound company, John, on on the left and the AD at SHS and host of the event Ray on the right. John got everything set up and sound checked and then had to leave to do another show. Matt getting his Zakk Wylde guitar ready, and Truckie, our sound engineer, getting mics in place. Truckie had his hands full for the first set with a troublesome mic, but worked his tail off and got everything sorted out. Sound ended up great both onstage and out front. Note the fan on the edge of the stage. Mid 80s and humid - the fans were certainly appreciated! Ryan mic checking. The beer tent right next to the stage. These three brought beers and bottles of water on stage whenever we needed them. The true heroes! Here's a pic of a good friend of mine, Jed, who works for the local newspaper. He was there to cover the event and take pictures for the band. The old, "I'll take a picture of the guy taking a picture of me," pic. Here's a few pics I snapped on stage during Rock of Ages. Plenty of chugging eighth note Es allowed me to get these shots. A good portion of the kids (all 21+) in the third photo I either taught in class or coached. Very fun to put on a show for them Here's a great action shot that my wonderful girlfriend took from the audience. It was a great night! Once the sun went down and the alcohol flowed, the "dance floor" was packed. We had a great time and had a great reception from the crowd. I've got a couple videos that I'll try to get posted if I can figure out how to do that, and I should have a couple pro shots when Jed gets the files to me. Thanks to all who post their own gigs. I thoroughly enjoy all of them and am thrilled to be able to share my own experience. I generally only have a dozen or so gigs a year, so not much to share from my end, but I'll definitely try to do this as much as I can.