Although it’s still one week from Valentine’s Day, there is love in air at the Pfister Hotel tonight. Romantic love, Milwaukee love, Latin music love.
“Guajira,” scrape, boom, swoosh, “Guajira,” scrape, boom, swoosh…It’s the type of sound that crawls under your skin and tickles until you dance. Two people are wildly gyrating in front of the window at Blu about four counts faster than the music. It looks like an African tribal dance of sorts. They are the only people dancing in the room, but they couldn’t care less. It’s hard not to notice…
Close your eyes and you’ll swear Frank Sinatra is singing. Open them and take in the view. Up at Blu, it feels like I’m in a different city tonight, it feels like the Windy City.
I collided with Myles in the elevator and I recognized him (strangely enough) from the main stage at Homestead High School. He hasn’t changed much. Even back then, it was obvious that he was at home on the stage and behind the mic.
Tonight, he’s perched on a high stool in a tight configuration with a piano, bass and cymbals. He…
Sipping tea while overlooking the city on a clear day is a good day to be at Blu. I spotted a pair of dapper hats sitting in front of an impressive spread of tiered silver trays with scones, cookies, sandwiches and cakes displayed like a trophy.
Go figure – Gail, from Lake Mills, is a hat maker by trade. A cluster of beads, greenery and lace adorned her camel wool hat and an interesting smattering of necklaces tangled around her neck.
Tracy donned the classic charcoal newsboy and thick black frames, looking professor-like in his wool blazer.
Last weekend my grandma and I decided to go out for afternoon tea. I don’t believe anyone’s ever taken tea with my grandmother, aside from a bag she dropped in a mug above her stove. When my mom called to remind her, my grandma asked what she should wear for such an occasion, what is appropriate attire for tea? “We didn’t go out for tea when I was a girl. Am I supposed to wear her long white gloves? I would if I had them.” Fear not, we found that beautiful silver can be placed in front…
GreenBay Packer beat writer and ESPN 540 radio personality Jason Wilde stepped behind the bar at Blu to become our inaugural Celebrity BLUtender. After a quick training, from BLU manager Adam Jones, Jason was turned loose to sling drinks to the crowd at BLU and took to it like a pro. His hard work and efforts behind the bar helped raise money for the MACC Fund.
Now it’s your turn. Nominate, delegate or simply embarrass your coworkers, boss, birthday girl–or anyone for that matter–to be a Celebrity BLUtender!
They’ll jump behind the bar for a quick…
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 10 year anniversary Party of Blu. We hope you had as much fun as we had.
Experience live, acoutiscal music every Saturday from 8pm – Midnight beginning this weekend. Here is the schedule of artists.
Saturday, Oct 16 Ethan Keller
Saturday, Oct 23 Blonde on Blonde
Saturday, Oct 30 Colin O’Brien
Saturday, Nov 6 Litmus Vinyl
Saturday, Nov 13 Greg Flattery
Saturday, Nov 20 Ryan McIntyre
Saturday, Nov 27 Evan Christian
Saturday, Dec 4 Chris Demay
Saturday, Dec 11 The WhiskeyBells
Saturday, Dec 18 Kyle Feerik…