Part two of the US tour videoblog – Monday 10 to Sunday 16 October in six minutes!

MARGARET got a good deal on a family swanky hotel in Milwaukee – two nights’ too 🙂

Not only is there no gig tonight, but staying the same place for two nights means we can get some work done. I start with part two of the tour videoblog.

Trawling through a weeks’-worth of video clips takes a while, and editing it down to a reasonable length of five or six minutes is a job and a half! Add to that adjusting the colour etc of the clips, recording a voice-over and sorting sound and it takes me over four hours…more than enough time for Margaret to get a load of  washing done in the hotel’s laundry!

When I’m done I start uploading the finished video to Facebook and we head out.

First stop is the Harley Davidson Museum – quite a place – then we go further in to town to find the Fonz statue. Cult 70’s sitcom Happy Days was filmed in Milwaukee and when I was 11 or 12 we all wanted to be The Fonz.

The ‘Bronze Fonz’ statue is on the riverside walk but while the clothing and stance are perfect, the face doesn’t much resemble Henry Winkler’s character as I remember him. Still, it’s fun to see.

We take a wander around downtown, finally deciding on the Rock Bottom Brewery for dinner…we sit outside beside the river and enjoy a beer and a steak before heading back to the hotel. The videoblog has uploaded to Facebook, so I start an upload to YouTube – I have to say, though, I think from a ‘number of views’ angle, Facebook is far ahead of YouTube…

We visit the Harley museum...

We visit the Harley museum…

..then find 'The Fonz' beside the river

..then find ‘The Fonz’ beside the river