Sunday, June 15, 2008

Hook of the Day - Myche's Pilgramage to see Fish in Milwaukee

by Myche

So I'm back from the Fish show at Shank Hall in Milwaukee. What can I say, it was an unbelievable experience. I met Fish, took a picture with him, and the show was a top 10 of all time for me. I'm still reeling. He really seems to appreciate his fans. I was about 2nd - 3rd row, which of course added to the evening.

One of my favorite concert moments of all time was when he came out and did "Sugar Mice" after the crowd was chanting for it (the song makes reference to Milwaukee). It's one of my favorite Fish/Marillion songs, and I've always hoped to see it live. To see it in Milwaukee made it extra special. A truly moving experience. This is why I go to concerts...

Here's a clip that I shot before getting in trouble by security. It shows Fish's great stage presence as he gets the crowd pumped up. I was very happy with what I got. None of the song, but I loved when he steps right in front of me a yells "in the fucking air!"


Anonymous said...

that was a fantastic show!! thanks for the clip

Chris B. said...

Milwaukee is a great place to see a show. You can find parking near the venue, people are pretty nice there, and there's lots of great beer. Plus, Shank Hall is kind of like the Midwest CBGB, no? Been around forever.