Chicago moves to Milwaukee, World Tour 2012
Embarking on an extensive world tour, Chicago made a stop in Milwaukee to play Summerfest at the new BMO Harris pavilion.
Taking the stage with a ton of energy and diving right into their first song with as much effort as possible created a cool ambiance that was shared with the packed BMO Pavilion.
A couple thousand exited fans welcomed the trumpet, sax, and trombone oriented group for an excited night of jazz and big band style music. Most of Chicago’s music includes a lot of these instruments and a lot of talent. Occasionally some of the songs have lyrics as well, but a lot of times it’s a laid back jam.
It was an exciting experience to hear the sweet sounds of Chicago live in concert after hearing some of their magical Christmas music back in my childhood. I remember these guys and their unparalleled wind instrument performances like it was yesterday and it’s something that has been committed to memory for quite awhile.
Trombone player James Pankow was really into his performance, playing a few notes and then swinging his trombone around as he’s done for years in the past.
Chicago did a great job finishing off the warm Sunday night for the conclusion of the first leg of Summerfest. Rivaled by The Beach Boys on the Marcus Amphitheater main stage, Chicago drew a sizable crowd of relatively the same demographic as The Beach Boys who were celebrating years of hits with their 50th Anniversary tour.