The roar of Harley Davidson’s 110th anniversary continued late into Friday night with stellar performances from Aerosmith and Dierks Bentley at the Summerfest grounds alongside a North Avenue street party and nearly every bar in Milwaukee being filled with bikers.
“Motorcycle Parking Only” is a sign that’s become common on nearly every block in downtown and east side Milwaukee. This homecoming of thousands of Harley Davidson bikes and riders is a special thing for the city built on industry and home to som e of the biggest names in motorcycles and beer. There’s not many people around the country that haven’t had a taste of Milwaukee.
The 11oth attracted an even larger crowd to the second day of music entertainment on Milwaukee’s lakefront. Aerosmith headlined the Marcus Amphitheater while other fans congregated for performances from Dierks Bentley, Sublime, and Buckcherry. The hip hop acts have been taking a hit with fans only trickling in to see them.
While the grounds were dryer and not as robust as you’d expect this bunch to be, Aerosmith pried the life of out every fan with a ticket to the main-stage. Cracking out hits old and new Aerosmith hit a home run with this subculture. “Love In An Elevator” and “Jaded” headed the setlist and continued into the night with more from the 80′s and their more recent Music From Another Dimension.
Steven Tyler and Joe Perry enjoyed playing around and can be thought of as the two frontman of the group. They work well putting on a show on the catwalk into the crowd. The more Tyler danced around t he more fans were having; his energy reverberating to anyone around him.
And even Dierks Bentley was doing well on the BMO Harris stage just outside of the amphitheater. Given the age of these fans, the show wasn’t as loud or as wild as it could’ve been nonetheless Dierks Bentley managed to keep a constant smile on his face while cranking out hits “Free and Easy” and “5150″.
Kid Rock and ZZ Top headline Saturday night for what’s expected to be the most explosive night yet.