We have less than a day to go for the opening of the Summerfest gates for the 2008 run. All of the bands have been announced. All of the beer has been chilling and Saz's is loading up on the combo platters.
"The Big Bang" fireworks display will be tomorrow night Thursday, June 26, at 10:30 pm, weather permitting. Usually to accommodate people who want to see the fireworks, but attend the main stage show at the Marcus Amphitheater, the concert will either end in time for the fireworks or break for the "oohs" and "aahs". With Stevie Wonder being the opener this year, and probably an older crowd, I am going to go with the former. I don't know if he even has an opening act scheduled.
I listed it earlier, but there are various ways to get in summerfest for free. Food donations come to mind. Coupons are often available in the Journal/Sentinel. Some days, there is free admission if you get to the gate early. If you check the Summerfest website, you will find a list of the specials.