The Uptown Savages playing at 2008 Chill on the Hill

For the June 10, 2008 “Chill on the Hill” concert in Milwaukee’s Humboldt Park, I was given the assignment of taking lots of pictures. With a camera in hand and spare rechargeable batteries in my pocket, I set out across the hillside concert area in Humboldt Park, snapping shots of the crowd and the band. The red-hot alt-country/rockabilly band The Uptown Savages graced the bandshell stage that evening, swinging and rocking and dishing out a rowdy good time.

This is my favorite shot. By incorporating the high arch and lines of the Humboldt Park bandshell, we feel the power and potential of the park. Our community comes together there, and these concerts have been a wonderful place for that. It was my pleasure to photograph them for the Bay View Neighborhood Association.

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Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.