"The World's Largest Music Festival" and "The Big Gig" are just a few of the names that has been earned by one of the most highly anticipated and recognized music festivals in the country officially called "Summerfest". For several decades the eleven day festival has brought together hundreds upon hundreds of bands and musicians each summer of the year. Music enthusiasts of all genres from all parts attend the festival which is held within the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin in Henry Maier Festival Park near the downtown lakefront area. After a largely successful opening day in 2014, the second day of the popular festival surely did not disappoint. In spite of a traditional fireworks show aptly known as the "Big Bang" being being canceled two days in a row, the night still delivered great energy. Thanks in no small part to an electrifying performance by B.O.B, an hip hop recording artist and singer from Decatur, Georgia who has won critical acclaim and sold several platinum selling singles.
No shortage of fans and concert-goers were in attendance at the Miller Lite Oasis stage as the crowd space was filled to capacity shoulder to shoulder among the ecstatic eager bodies awaiting the night's headliner. As a baritone voice was heard announcing the "Nothin But You" popular song artist, B.O.B immediately sprinted onto stage almost literally as he brought with him a joult of energy that ignited the fans' screams. Of course, the fact he was wearing a Milwaukee Bucks hat also helped further the excitement of the Milwaukee natives located amongst the crowd. B.O.B wasted no time beginning his performance in the absence of any introductory traditional dialogue or words. Yet it was clear none was needed as everyone embraced his performance.
Sending the crowd into deeper fervor were many instances of B.O.B immersing himself along the audience physically as he stood upon platforms located within the reach of excited fans. He interacted with the fans gleefully while taking a selfie with the crowd and delivering copious amounts of handshakes and high fives. In one instance he announced to the crowd his need for assistance in igniting his cigar as everyone clamored to be the lucky one to assist him. One individual allowed him to borrow their lighter as he non-nonchalantly lighted his cigar during a very brief moment of slowed activity as he smoothly and abruptly began singing again with his fans echoing in the background.
The artist appeared completely in tune with the best tactics for maintaining the attention of the audience as he teasingly left the stage a few times before returning quickly to deliver more crowd thumping performances. Whilst standing upon the crowd platforms what seemed to be six more times throughout the concert. There were little if any 'hype men' on stage assisting him in attracting the energy of the multitude sea of people. While the turnout was large there was no violence or altercations occurring and generally the atmosphere carried itself with great joy. For the last song of the night and his final farewell to the audience B.O.B dramatically dropped his microphone onto the stage floor after the conclusion of his verse while standing firmly looking upon the crowd before marching off. The fans begged for more with screams but were left undoubtedly satisfied by the end.
As thrilling as the concert was, this still remains only one within many that follow in this year's amazing Summerfest music festival. Up next stay tuned for exclusive coverage including photos and clips of the band known famously throughout the internet as "Walk Off The Earth".
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