Ted Klumb is a Commercial and Residential Real Estate agent with First Weber and CEO/Founder of TKOR, LLC property management (www.tedklumb.com). He lives and works in Menomonee Falls, is a graduate of UWM, and is married with two children. Ted is also a former member of the Menomonee Falls School Board, a faith development music teacher, and musician who’s enthusiasm far exceeds his talent.
Dave and Carol, on WKLH, had a segment about favorite Summerfest concerts and memories. What are your favorite memories? Have at it.
My favorite memory was going to the first Summerfest, in 1968, with my friend, Tim Ells. We were pretty young and took the bus downtown and walked the rest of the way. The admission was about ¾ of the money we had on us but we were told you could get in free with 7 7up bottle caps. Where were we going to get 7 bottle caps? Someone had thrown them all over the area outside of the event. We easily found more than seven each and sold another seven to a teenager for half of the admission price.
We saw a bunch of local bands like Tony’s Tigers and the Skunks. Good fun.
One of the best concerts was a very rainy “Rock” day when a number of bands like POCO (I love Poco) etc. played. Poco walked off the stage when someone threw a bottle at the stage ( I don’t blame them). But the highlight was a guy I thought was a flakey hippy called John Sebastian, formerly of the Lovin’ Spoonful. Wow, what a great show and a super guy, who made a lot of great music. He is and was Rock’s eternal optimist. I have been one of his biggest fans ever since. The Best of the Lovin Spoonful stays in my 5 CD carousel all summer long.