The Uptown Savages playing in the Humboldt Park bandshell.
Originally uploaded by Bay View Neighborhood Association
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.