February 10, 2008 The Rave, Eagles Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Moonalice poster by Chris Shaw
According to Moonalice legend, the city of Milwaukee is located on the site of the Upper Midwest Pow-wow of the Moonalice tribe, a pow-wow that dates back a couple of millennia. Traditional history claims that the city got its name from either the Algonquin (“Good Land”), the Pottawotami (“Place Near Water”), or the Ojibwe (“Pleasant Land”), but Moonalice legend knows better. Way better. In Moonalice, the word “Milwaukee” means, “beer is better with hemp.” To the surprise of no one, the audience confirmed the legend.
The temperatures in the upper Midwest this week have been at or below zero — before wind chill. No matter. Every show on this tour has been awesome. The exclamation point on a great evening in Milwaukee came when TLG’s Trevor Garrod and Josh Clark joined us on stage for Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad.