January 28, 2000
Green Bay, Wisconsin! What can I say?
They really know how to rock in Green Bay. It's quite amazing.
return this year to the Riverside Ballroom was eventful to say the
least. First off after arriving we learned our sound crew's truck
had broke down somewhere outside of St. Paul MN, which is a good 4 1/2
hours away! Our show was to start in less than that. Kudos
to Dominic and George for calling every possible local sound company and
finally finding one that wasn't booked on a Friday night. On top
of all this, a professional film crew planned to shoot our show and needed
room for their lights, cameras, cranes, etc. It was scary and hectic
to say the least, but everyone pulled it off. It's a good thing as
the room was overbooked with over 1300 fans. In addition, this was
the first of four nights that Carl Bunch joined us on the tour.
for those who don't know, was the original drummer on the Winter Dance
Party tour. In 1959, Carl ended up with frostbite on his big toe
and had to be dropped off at a hospital. We made sure he kept warm
Carl is the nicest guy you'll ever meet and
had so many great stories and tidbits of info about playing with Buddy
that my mind is still turning! He's also played drums with Waylon
Jennings and Hank Williams Jr. Carl went over great with the crowd
and even sang a little with me but best of all was the mayor's office proclaiming
January 28th, 2000 as Carl "Goose" Bunch Day! It was a nice
honor for a great guy. Thanks once again to the city of Green Bay,
Mark Steuer (pronounced "stoy-er"!!), and WOGB.