For the past thirty years we have been using the old reliable golf carts just like all the other festivals to transport performers, equipment, beer, toilet paper, leprechauns and other useful items needed to run the fest.
Over the years as the festival has grown it has become more difficult getting things around the grounds in a timely fashion. Going from the Rock Stage to the Cultural Village has turned into a drive through the Chicago Loop during rush hour.
Over the years it has become quite apparent the golf carts were no longer capable of doing the job. . . . .
This year the Board of Directors really stepped up to the plate and developed a strategy to expedite transportation needs on the grounds . . . . . .
|New Irish Fest "Transporter"|
Ok. . . .maybe I just fibbed a little. This is the car of Wayne Boyd from the Belardi racing team. Wayne Boyd is a Belfast born Indy Car racer and wanted to reach out to the Irish American community while racing in the IZOD IndyCar 250 at the Milwaukee Mile this weekend. He asked if he could use Milwaukee Irish Fest logo on his car and naturally we said yes. I mean . . ..how cool is that?
Because he is from Northern Ireland, Wayne will be driving counter . .er I mean ANTI clockwise while all the other drivers drive in the proper direction. Should be fun. Be sure you stop out to see him this Sunday. Wayne will also be driving at Elkhart Lake during the weekend of the festival and will be stopping by the festival to meet the fans.
You do have to admit, it would look really good out in front of the Aer Lingus Stage . . . .