Not that we hibernate 3/4 of the year, but it’s true — Milwaukee comes alive during the summer. Today is the 34th Annual Locust Street Days, always a fun, neighborhood festival with great bands, kids activities, and lots of people out for a good time in the sun. Can’t find Sprecher on the street? Stop into the Tracks or Linnemans. If you’re not down at the Lakefront but you like really amazing aerial feats, you might want to get yourself there quickly because the truly mind (and ear) blowing Air and Water Show is happening as I type. Check out the website, and then go see it for yourself: http://www.milwaukeeairshow.com/.
Now I need to step back in time. On Friday night Randy and I attended the annual Greg (GB #85) and Nicole Jennings party benefiting Habitat for Humanity at Merrill Hills Country Club. ( I’m proud to say Sprecher was the official beer that evening. ) Several hundred party guests along with 50 or so Green Bay Packers such as Jennings, Jermichael Finley, AJ Hawk, Nick Barnett, Nick Collins, Aaron Rogers, Josh Sitton, Patrick Williams, etc., appeared to really enjoy the event which included dinner, a live auction, music and fireworks.
Far from being aloof, all the Packers I spoke with were really gracious. Honestly, if you’re a Packer fan, the $100 ticket price is a small fee, especially since 100% of the proceeds are donated to Habitat. I took a few photos, most of which look better on my phone, but here are a couple:
I’m always struck by how different football players look w/o their gear on. Jermichael Finley is very tall; it would be hard to mistake him for anything but a professional athlete. Same with Josh Sitton who’s not exceptionally tall, but he’s certainly solid. But that’s not always the case. From the photos above you can tell Jennings and Collins are about the same height as Randy. In fact, it would be easy to mistake them for just another party guest. Quick Quiz — if the photos weren’t labeled, could you figure out who is the brewmaster and who the pro football player 😉 ?