UGLIES REUNION TOUR 2010
Perham, Minnesota - Friday June 25th, 2010!
For the third year in a row, appearing at the Historic Grandview Heights Ballroom 8 to midnight.
Don't miss dancing on this treasure of a 90 year old (suspended) wooden dance floor - feel every wooden beam vibrate to the music. Enjoy the local food treats, beer/ refreshments and the three 40 watt light bulbs after the sun goes down. Plenty of parking if you can find the place - just a mile north of Perham and down the trail back into the woods.
Have a song you'd like to hear - send in your requests to www.unbelievableuglies.com. And - Remember - you're now old enough to buy a beer at an Uglies dance. Come early in the day - enjoy TURTLE DAYS with activities for the whole family in Perham.
RED LAKE FALLS, Mn. - SUMMERFEST - Saturday, July 24, 2010
Don't miss this annual event in the Scenic Red Lake Falls area. Camping, Cabins, and fun with The Uglies - under the BIG TENT. For all the details go to www.RedLakeFalls.com
And if you're planning to come enjoy an UGLIES DANCE send us your song requests early to www.unbelievableuglies.com. We're looking forward to seeing you once again!
Please keep checking our Reunion Tour page for future Unbelievable Uglies dates and shows during 2010.
A FEW WORDS ABOUT SOME OF OUR PAST SHOWS
July 24th, 2010: After performing over 1,000 shows together, the Uglies played two shows in one day, a feat never done before. Our first show was in Motley, Minnesota from noon to three. It was a blast, and our second year performing for Motley’s outdoor festival. The crowd was awesome, the food great, and we had a wonderful time. After packing up our gear, we all headed northwest to Red Lake Falls, MNfor a 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM show! We were scheduled to play to 1:00 AM but thoroughly enjoyed rocking until well after 1:30. We played six encores for this responsive crowd who sang along with us on every encore song!
It was the first day with the band for our newest member, Rex Duffy. Rex had a great time and the crowds loved him. Also, a special thanks to our new sound crew, Miller Sound. We hope to return to Motley and Red Lake Falls again next year (but perhaps not on the same day). See you all then in two thousand and eleven!!!
June 2009 and 2010: This year (2010) we played our third year in a row for Perham's Turtle Days at the historic Grandview Heights Ballroom. Just like last year, it was another great year! We talked to one group of Uglies fans who drove all the way to Perham from St. Joseph, Missouri just to hear the band. Once again the crowd was great, and we had the chance to visit with many Uglies fans who came out again to see us. This year we welcome the additon of Miller Sound & Lights, a fantastic sound crew with a great sound & light system. Bill & Marlin will be with us for our upcoming shows, and they provide excellent sound and lights for the band.
July, 2009: Motley, MN. This was a really fun afternoon show. We shared the day with Johnny Green and the Greenman (of the original Batman TV show fame). Johnny had his Batmobile there for everyone to see. The crowd was great, and we saw lots of old Uglies fans there. We'll be back in Motley again this year (2010) on Saturday, July 24th, from noon to three, and will be sharing the day with the Canoise.
It's a great celebration with lots to see and do...and great food!
Hope to see you there!
June 28th, 2008...Perham, Minnesota...Valley Heights Ballroom
This was an amazing night, and although it rained and we all had to play "inside" it was a packed house and a fun show! The amazing R&B horn band Sapphire played right before the Unbelievable Uglies show, and the Uglies played from eight to midnight. We saw many old friends and made lots of new ones. It was dry inside the old ballroom and the acoustics were great. It was truly a rockin', memorable night!
September 8th, 2007
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Detroit Lakes Pavilion
The Unbelievable Uglies show at the Detroit Lakes Pavilion on September 8th, 2007 was a heartwarming experience with a huge crowd and lots of fun. "Hats Off" to the Detroit Lakes class of 1967 who made it a special night, as well as all the other folks who came to see us! Special thanks to Dave Prentice and Mike Gilson.....two more Original Uglies.....for joining us onstage!!!
YOU CAN VIEW MANY PHOTOS OF THIS PAVILION SHOW (AND MANY PREVIOUS UGLIES SHOWS!!!) BY GOING TO OUR "PHOTO GALLERY" SECTION AND CLICKING ON THE 2005, 2006, AND 2007 PICTURES, AND ALSO BY CLICKING ON THE "FUN SHOTS FROM THE DETROIT LAKES PAVILION" LINE.
THANKS TO DENNIS BARRY FOR THE PHOTOS, AND THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO MADE THESE ALL MEMORABLE NIGHTS FOR US!!! (THERE WILL BE MORE PICTURES SOON)....LOVE, THE UGLIES
Paul Metsa, Famous Dave's music director, and well known blues singer, booked
us in here. It went GREAT. WE loved it and we played a lot of old blues standards
and quite a few new original blues tunes. Like Winston says, "Blues it the last refuge
for the formerly hip."
Two Sellouts!! We were blown away with the turnout.
Dick Dunkirk (The Shadows) promoted us here. He promised a great crowd, he
was right!! There were a lot of old friends and faces that we recognized. RD Knudson
was there both nights and had some nice words to say about "Moby" Dick Dunkirk.
June 3, 2005
Detroit Lakes Pavilion
MORE THAN 1300 UGLIES FANS SHOWED UP. WHEN WE WEREN'T OVERCOME BY
SURPRISE WE WERE OVERCOME WITH TEARS, WHEN WE WEREN'T OVERCOME WITH LAUGHTER WE WERE OVERCOME BY THE FEELING WE SHOULD HAVE DONE THIS A
LONG TIME AGO.
WHEN YOU GET TO HANG WITH FUNNY OLD DUDES, MOST OF WHOM GAVE UP THEIR
EGOS YEARS AGO, IT IS REALLY A BLESSING. WE LOVE THE PEOPLE THAT CAME
FROM THE HEART!!!!!!
WE'RE GONNA DO IT AGAIN NEXT YEAR !!
we'll rock 'til we're dead
June 18, 2005
Sioux Historic Pavilion
Heartwarming is the way to describe this date. The crowd wasn't great, but the
It was a fundraiser for the loved ones of The "RedBull" 151st, many of who's
relatives are stationed in Iraq.
We will do it again next year or sooner, and fill this beautiful ballroom.
July 8, 2005
Barrett Lakeside Pavilion
Wow!! Great night for us. We saw so many people that we recognized and some
that we actually had met in the 60's or 70's. There were people there from Fergus
Falls, Appleton, Henning, Appleton, Detroit Lakes, Glenwood, Alexandria, Appleton,
Hoffman, Elbow Lake, Appleton and many more. Different members of the Uglies
talked to many people during the night.
Hey we're getting better. That was our 6th job since getting back together and some
of the songs we played we were happy with. hahahahaha. We laid some eggs here
and there, but in general we did OK in our minds. Hope you felt that way too? We
REALLY hope you feel that way so you come back next year.
Thanks to the city, and Tony, (he's on the city council ) that July 2nd was Unbelievable
Uglies Day!! We were surprised and touched indeed. There was a big crowd, but
we've got room for more next year, about the same time, and definitely the same place!! Barrett still rocks!!!!!
July 22, 2005
Pelican Rapids, MN
Big crowd, lots of fun and fabulous burgers!! Dave Prentice was able to make that
one and that made it very special for the rest of us. He's still got it!!
THE CLUB, (supper club/ballroom) we played was 'groovy" and friendly, and 60s hip.
hahaha. There were people there who were in their 20s also. We blew them
away..... no, actually they stayed.
Included in the crowd was a woman that we later recognized as the Master of
Ceremonies at a show we did at a Minnesota fair late in the summer.
July 23, 2005
All we can say is wow!! Wild and mighty crowd. We actually sounded good we
Maybe we're getting that down after 37 years??? One of "The Cornerstones" was
there and we got to chat. People from Bemidji, Thief River, Moorhead and other towns were there.
And of course Mike Gibeau was there, the heartbeat of Clearbrook for so many years.
July 30, 2005
All Class Reunion
Well.............All school reunions, must have been very small graduating classes indeed. hahaha. Beautiful ballroom and GREAT banquet food.
Super nice to us, and the room was very good acoustically. We feel a challenge on this town. The crowd was small but those that were there were very fun people. The dance floor filled when we played old R&B. We got a charge out of that, cuz Luverne, Lake Benton, Hatfield, Pipestone areas were pretty much the northern edge of the KOMA bands, like the Flippers, territory. And of course those bands played virtually all "Blues Bros" style R&B.
We want to come back for two days on Thanksgiving weekend this year. We're working on it.
August 21, 2005
Swift County Fair
SURPRISES AWAITING...SEE YOU THERE!
This one was booked at the last minute. Nice crowd, and GREAT people. We have
always considered Appleton one of your "home bases". We used to play the Swift
Co. Fair in the 60s and 70s. We saw many of the same faces, a bit weathered, but
still smiling and having fun.
Our friend Johnny Holm drove out from the Cities to watch the show, and brought
his very talented youngest daughter Jordan along.
They both ended up on stage with us after we coaxed them for an hour or more.
They talked to us about coming back next year. We're there!!!!! Don't know the date yet.
September 23, 2005
Medina Entertainment Center
Great dancers...!!! We appreciated seeing old friends in the crowd. Thanks for coming. We hope you enjoyed the old band travel stories..!!! Winston was in a great "storytelling" mood. Herschel found relief, and the band had a great time.
September 24, 2005
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What can we say when fans from the 60's show up? It's such a great experience, and we never know what to expect. But when you all gathered in that big circle on the floor and starting doing cartwheels one at a time, it was awesome. THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT MEMORIES. It was a fun night for us, we connected with lots of old friends, and it was great to see all of you dancing and partying the entire night...!!!
The Carlton, Badger and Herb Johnson's Barn performances were all cancelled due to a serious health issue. Our beloved bass player Dave Hoffman (Winston Fink) suffered a stroke Friday morning, October 7th.
October 7-8, 2005 - CANCELLED
The Lost Isle (formerly Legends)
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October 28, 2005 - CANCELLED
October 29, 2005 - CANCELLED
Herb Johnson's Barn Dance
July 8 , 2006
Barrett City Celebration
You just know you're in the Lakeside Pavilion in scenic Barrett, Minnesota, because people are dancing on the first song. Not only are the people in the Barrett area the kind of people who come to this historic pavilion with one goal in mind.. dancing, they also get to enjoying another one of life's great pleasures - watching the sunset over the lake as the dancing begins. Beautiful!!
If you've never been to the Barrett Lakeside Pavilion (or England, Germany or Australia) then you're missing a beautiful Minnesota site....one the captures the beauty of living in America...!!!
Thanks to the kind folks in Barrett - Tony Ray and all - for the wonderful Tribute Card you created for everyone to sign for Dave Hoffman (aka Winston Fink). That was a wonderful thing you did for Dave and his family. Thanks to all who signed the card. Your encouraging words were greatly appreciated and received. Special thanks to Margaret Thompson for helping us do the sound check and supporting the Uglies.
(Side Note: Would that group of girls who came to the dance in the limo please return our 8 foot tall Giraffe next year...??? (HAHAHA...Unless it was those two from Phoenix.....HMMM???) Bob Eveslage (aka: Giraffe) is lost without his stuffed giraffe.
See you all back at the Lakeside Pavilion in Barrett again
Rock on and stay healthy, friends. We love you!!
DECEMBER 15-16 ( TWO NIGHTS...!!! )
WEIGEL'S EIN PROSIT - NEW ULM, MN
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