In beautiful Milwaukee, Wisconsin, I present to you Summerfest. I preface this by saying that I am not at this. It is eleven days long, started last week and is going until the fourth of July. Knowing that tickets are $15/day, would you go to this? I might. Here, now, are the highlights from each day:
June 24th: Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, Kool And The Gang, Tokyo Police Club, Passion Pit, Led Zeppelin 2, Colbie Calliat, Beatallica, The Wailers, Jazz Orgy June 25th: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, ZZ Top, 311, Jeff Beck, Public Enemy, a Cheap Trick cover band, a Santana cover band, a Who cover band, a Styx cover band, a Pink Floyd cover band and light show, Cowboy Troy, Steel Train, Jukebox The Ghost, Hot Sauce June 26th: Tom Petty and ZZ Top again, Thievery Corporation, Cage The Elephant, Uriah Heep, Gavin DeGraw, Wang Chung
June 27th: Justin Bieber, Sean Kingston, Less Than Jake, Dread Zeppelin, Neon Trees, BB King, Robert Randolph June 28th: Eric Clapton, Roger Daltrey, Pitbull, Hawthorne Heights, Blue Oyster Cult, Saliva, Glen Hills Middle School Jazz Ensemble June 29th: Lynyrd Skynyrd, .38 Special, Alpha Rev, Guster, Cypress Hill, Weird Al, Kellie Pickler, The Last Vegas, Papa Roach
June 30th: Usher, Umphrey's McGee, Puddle of Mudd, Chevelle, The Moody Blues, Dark Star Orchestra, War, I'm Not A Pilot July 1st: Santana, Steve Winwood, OAR, The Offspring, The Hold Steady, The B-52s, The Roots, Joan Jett, Cameo July 2nd: American Idols LIVE!, NERD, Scorpions, The Heavy, The Bravery, YES, OAR again, August Burns Red, The Devil Wears Prada, Slightly Stoopid
July 3rd: Rush, Avi Buffalo, Modest Mouse, Augustana, Counting Crows, Peter Frampton, Flyleaf, Levon Helm Band July 4th: Carrie Underwood, Katzenjammer, DEVO, Against Me!, Silversun Pickups, Henry Clay People, Average White Band, The Supervillains
I'd be there for a lot more than $15 a day, although looking at the schedule, most of the notable acts play at 10pm, so it's usually a pick one situation. That American Idols Live/NERD/Scorpions/The Bravery/YES/O.A.R./The Devil Wears Prada/Slightly Stoopid conflict is brutal.