|Press Release: The
Gufs at Summerfest 2003
the overabundance of misinformation, we want to set the record
straight regarding Summerfest and the status of the band.
First and foremost: We have not
broken up. Despite our lack of performing and recording, we are still
together as a band, just not actively working.
Second: After ten years of playing
Summerfest, for reasons beyond our control, festival management was
unable to extend an acceptable invitation to us this year. While being
previously informed of our availability, Summerfest chose to offer us
one option, which directly conflicted with a charity event we are all
involved with. As a result, no other dates were made available to us
or even offered to correct the situation.
Upon hearing the news, we were
collectively disappointed at their decision not to include us in this
years line up. Just as it has become a tradition for many of you to
see us each year at Summerfest, it has also been a tradition for us to
perform in our hometown for our fans. We are saddened that we will not
be there to play for you this year.
Finally: We have decided to let you
know that we will be performing and recording a live album here in
Milwaukee this fall. We feel that after fifteen years together a live
record documenting our music would mean a lot to all of our fans.