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  posted on 8/15/2007 at 02:00 PM
I was at this show and looking to do some memory sharing. ABB didn't even perform at the mainstage. They performed free of charge at a side stage. It was a fun show with more acoustic-based numbers than they do now. That may have been a way of honing their chops on songs they didn't play for awhile and with new members to boot. It also may have been a way of dealing with a small stage. Peter Frampton came on before or after them on the same stage. Wynton Marsalis was at a nearby side stage, again, free of charge. That day, I believe, the mainstage (for which you pay for tickets) featured the Ramones, Tom Tom Club and some other band, maybe Siouxie. As a native Chicagoan, this was always a favorite event of mine. Anyone know of how to find out what the setlist for this show was? Well, just looking to share some memories. Thanks.

[Edited on 8/15/2007 by cohenf]

 
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  posted on 8/15/2007 at 02:28 PM
I lived in WI for 20 plus years and it is hard to find a better music festival, band-for-band, than Summerfest, and I live in NYC where out door summer music festivals are a way of life. I saw the Peacemaker, DTB, Mule, ABB bonanza back in 2005 at the Marcus Amphitheatre (they've come a ways since 1989 apparently) and it was one mighty fine event (even if you could hear Styx in between tunes at a neighboring stage). I think Dickey played a few days later, but I missed him.

There's a Set List section on the menu at the left, you can look the show up by date.

 

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  posted on 8/15/2007 at 07:03 PM
I was also at that '05 show, PCBob. Great night of music. If you remember, we had to forego the N. Miss. All Stars playing on one of the free stages at the same time. Larry McCray sat in for a tune. Dave Mason sat in w/ Mule. My best friend came up from Oklahoma to meet me at the show, so that also made it special.

Summerfest is great! I saw Luther Allison & Albert King on the same night for free back in about '76 or '77. That was a definite highlight.

 

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  posted on 8/15/2007 at 07:54 PM
I agree. I love the Chicago Jazz and Blues Festivals, but Summerfest is an event with more breadth. Between both cities, you have a 90 mile stretch of unbelievable, inexpensive summer music. Some Chicagoans are big enough to admit that Milwaukee truly has something special with Summerfest. Yes, ABB has moved up on the marquee at Summerfest since those days.
 

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  posted on 8/15/2007 at 08:05 PM
I'm sorry I missed the '89 show. I don't know what I was thinking.
 

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  posted on 8/15/2007 at 08:07 PM
You sure it was 89? Database only lists the ABB playing the Central Park Ballroom in Milwaukee.

 

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  posted on 8/16/2007 at 06:50 AM
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You sure it was 89? Database only lists the ABB playing the Central Park Ballroom in Milwaukee.


Hmmm. Well, my memory is deceiving me somehow. Sorry about the mistake.

 

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  posted on 8/16/2007 at 06:59 AM
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I'm sorry I missed the '89 show. I don't know what I was thinking.


Looks like you missed nothing. I feel a little foolish. I've obviously got the year wrong. Maybe it's some relapse from something I ingested back then. Oh well . . . Sorry about the mistake.

 

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  posted on 8/16/2007 at 07:50 AM
I found it with the help of a Milwaukee DJ's website! It was 1992. Wow. Off by 3 summers! I entered "Frampton Allman Brothers Summerfest" and came upon the website of Steve Palec of WKLH - Milwaukee and found this. Here were the lineup of musicans that year: (taken from Steve Palec of WKLH - Milwaukee's website) Ringo Starr / Steve miller / Allman Bros. / Frampton / CS&N / Mellencamp / Marshall Tucker / Jefferson Starship. The years simply blur after awhile I guess. Oh well. Sorry about the goof. Now that I have the year correct, I found the setlist here.

I've been to many Summerfests over the years from around 1980 to around 1995 and I'm just blurring memories. I haven't gone in a long time due to living in New England, where ABB has been most generous with appearances, but I'd like to make a weekend of it and take my kids. Summerfest is truly a class act.


 

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  posted on 8/16/2007 at 10:44 AM
Love Summerfest!!! Have seen some great performances there and always have a great time!

 

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  posted on 8/16/2007 at 11:47 AM
Ok, now we have the correct year, here is the setlist you requested.

Saturday, June 27, 1992
The Allman Brothers Band
Summerfest Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Setlist

1. Don't Want You No More
2. It's Not My Cross To Bear
3. Statesboro Blues
4. Don't Keep Me Wonderin'
5. Blue Sky
6. Nobody Knows
7. Black Hearted Woman
8. Seven Turns
9. Midnight Rider
10. Southbound
11. Melissa
12. Pony Boy
13. Hoochie Coochie Man
14. Get On With Your Life
15. True Gravity
16. Revival
Encore:
17. Whipping Post

 

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  posted on 8/16/2007 at 05:59 PM
Thanks Pam. I'll remember to check "Set Lists" in the future.
 

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  posted on 8/16/2007 at 07:09 PM
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Thanks Pam. I'll remember to check "Set Lists" in the future.


In 89 the Brothers played at the RAVE in Milwaukee and I was at that show. Terrible atrocious venue but the performance was absolutely stunning which more than made up for the horrific venue. They just blew the roof off the old Eagles ballroom. That was my first exposure to Warren Haynes and Allen Woody and I left that show feeling so lucky to see the Brothers again after not seeing them for at least 10 years and having just witnessed a couple seriously talented new musicians and how amazing the entire band was but again how lucky I was to see the Brothers again particularly with these 2 amazing new guys with them.

Gregg played acoustic guitar on Please Call Home that night. Not sure how many times he has done that. And a Les Brers that totally knocked me into next week.



[Edited on 8/17/2007 by Peachypetewi]

 

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