Festa Italiana Summerfest Grounds - July 21 thru 24, 2005
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July 21 kicked off a four day run at one of Milwaukee's favorite ethnic festivals. Lots of great food and entertainment. We performed each night right after the fireworks. Performing before us each night was the popular 60's singer Lou Christie. Born in 1943 near Pittsburgh, Lou's given name was Lugee Alfredo Giovanni Sacco. Lou's first chart hit The Gypsy Cried came in 1963 when Lou was still a teenager.  With his extremely high falsetto voice he continued to crank out great hits in the sixties including, Two Faces Have I, Rhapsody in the Rain, I'm Gonna Make you Mine and his No. 1 best seller Lightning Strikes. Lou took the stage and in no time flat showed the audience that he could still hit those high notes as strong as ever.  Chatting back stage with Lou he said that as he's gotten older his voice has actually gotten stronger. He sure proved that.  He was a very nice guy and it was a pleasure to work with him. A big thank you to the sound crew who were able to get us changed over so quickly. The weather threw us a couple of curve balls with some early rain on Thursday and a brutally hot Sunday. But we got all our shows in and Friday an Saturday nights the weather was perfect.  Thanks to everyone who came out. A special shout out to Truckers Alumni Don Schulz and Scott Belhumeur (both drummers) and their wives for stopping out.  The first few pictures are of Lou Christie on stage and with me backstage.