Chapter 60- Riverside Theater


After hearing about the movie “Searching for Sugarman“, I saw that Rodriguez was coming to The Riverside Theater.  My sister-in-law and niece were big fans, so I suggested a ladies night out with my husband’s side of the family.  Woot!

We ate at La Perla, after attempting two other restaurants (no, I didn’t have the foresight to make reservations anywhere).  The margaritas were delicious, and the conversation was flowing.  Flowing so much, that we got to the show more than half way through.  Oops!


We gave this nice lady our tickets, and she’s the same woman who checked my ticket for the RadioLab show I attended while like 39 weeks pregnant last summer.


The music was great.  It was a mix of Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, and Jim Croce.   You really should check out the movie to understand the story behind this man.  The basic synopsis is that he had two albums in the 70’s, which weren’t hugely successful.  However, unbeknownst to him, he was an enormous success in South Africa, though it was rumored that he had died.  Skip forward to the 90’s, when fans realized he was still around, and his music career was revived.


My niece got her picture taken with the lady sitting next to me, who had some killer dance moves and a fabulous sense of style.


Got our picture taken with this guy from the theater who was not impressed that I would be blogging about the concert.


Had a beer from the bar.


Got chased up some secret stairs.

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Enjoyed the night lights of downtown Milwaukee.


Played in a revolving door.




And this.

Actually, most all of these photos were reenacted.  And I didn’t get chased up any stairs.  Those beers were empty glasses we found on the bar after the show.  I was too chicken to take photos throughout the night, so my camera stayed in my bag until I was nudged take it out after the concert ended.  All because I have yet to feel comfortable photographing adventures other than trips with my kids.  I feel weird taking pictures of my food, or trying to capture candid moments in public settings.  My sister-in-law, Jamie Heiden, who is a professional photographer and amazing and you should check her out, told me about Street Photography.  Knowing that there’s an actual art to this makes me feel less strange about attempting to do it.

Thanks again for reading.  You all have been so supportive and encouraging and I appreciate it like you wouldn’t believe.  Hopefully I can take you on even more exciting journeys with me…we’re starting to do some planning for a much bigger adventure as a family.  So stay tuned!  And the ladies of The Morning Blend  asked me to be on again, here’s the link to the segment this morning.

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  1. jamie says:

    It really was a fabulous night out… and your street photography skills are just going to keep getting better and better because you are a genuine and sweet soul – people really dig that sh**! 🙂 Thanks for the post and the night about town!


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