There is one missing: Summerfest. It is the largest music festival (based on number of bands) in the world. No the US. Not North America. The entire world. It’s something like 600 bands. You pay an entrance fee, and there is one band a night that is so big you have to pay extra to see them. I think this greatly helps with what I really wanted to talk about, and that’s our alcohol consumption.
Wisconsin doesn’t count as a state when it comes to alcohol consumption. It ranks up there with countries. Not just that, but every report I’ve seen puts it in the top three. In this one, we’re number one, ahead of Ireland and Finland. In another, we were second place to either Ireland or Germany. I can’t remember. The other was third place.
I was talking to a guy who worked for a Chicago brewery. They had three floors of kegs. Two were for the US. One was for Wisconsin. Think of that. This national brewery devotes a third of their stock to my beautifully frozen over state. -45 on Monday with windchill. -15 without it. It gets up to like 10 after that. Heat wave.
I feel I don’t contribute as much as I should. I don’t like beer. I did go through a fair amount of hard alcohol previously, but that’s dulled. It makes me a little sad. However, my wallet and stomach both love me for it.
Anyway, Wisconsin is amazing. We love our alcohol, we make up festivals just to give us something to do, and we cook yummy food. If you’re interested in coming on up here, let me know. But I really do suggest summer.