Dave Matthews Band plays Alpine Valley on July 3rd and 4th 2010. East Troy must be a special place for DMB, because he picked Alpine Valley as his place to perform on two of the best summer days in the USA. Dave Matthews tickets for Alpine Valley will sell out fast. Last year, he played two shows in East Troy. This time, once again we get the double show deal. What is that, 60,000 fans in two days? Huge.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Looking back on all of the great shows I have seen at Alpine Valley over the years, I have thought up my dream concert for the venue – KISS. How could you not love pyrotechnics, face paint and hard rockin’? Alpine Valley would be perfect for this show because KISS always draws huge crowds and the capacity for the venue is 37,000. I would be ecstatic to sit in the reserved seating and be up close and personal with my favorite KISS member, Gene Simmons. After a great show, I would get my hands on some of the great KISS merchandise they bring out on every tour. Last time I saw KISS I got myself some KISS condoms cause we all know that KISS put the X back in sex! Hopefully my dreams come true in summer 2010 and KISS come to Alpine and put on a rockin’ show!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Stevie Ray Vaughan was part of a blues resurgance in the 1980's. A quick search of his discography reveals that there are over 60 albums to his name. Some his most popular songs include Pride and Joy, Crossfire, The Sky Is Crying, and Love Struck Baby. I like the disk Couldn't Stand the Weather.
On August 27 1990, a fog had settled over the Alpine Valley Music Theater hillside. His helecopter didn't clear the hills, and crashed. Vaughan was killed, along with three members of Eric Clapton's band.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
If I were at an Alpine Valley show right now, I would be cold and alone. Rest assured, I would have the best seat in the house. What is the best seat? I have to check my Alpine Valley seating chart.
I like section 202. That is the one in the middle, just a bit back from the front. Why not get closer at Alpine Valley? Just to get a better feel for the show. The sound is perfect when you are 20 rows back. It's not that you can't hear the music at Alpine Valley no matter where you sit. It's more about how the sound is pointed to the center of the crowd, and just a bit back from the state. That's what I think. The Alpine Valley sections to the left and right are fine, but if you get a seat too far back, you may want to try your luck on the lawn. Just a few months of winter left, and then it's time for some shows.