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Scorpions, Cooper entertain 
Army Concert Tour croud

Photo: The audience at the Army Concert Tour performance at Fort McCoy’s Constitution Park moves into position to get the best vantage points to see and listen to a night of music. (Photo by Sheila Peterson)
The audience at the Army Concert Tour performance at Fort McCoy’s Constitution Park moves into position to get the best vantage points to see and listen to a night of music. (Photo by Sheila Peterson)

Alice Cooper and the Scorpions brought the Army Concert Tour to Fort McCoy rock fans for an Aug. 9 performance at Constitution Park.

More than 7,000 fans gathered for the outdoor concert, according to the Fort McCoy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR).

The 2007 concert was canceled because of the heavy rains and flooding that occurred throughout the Midwest. This year, the perfect weather provided an outstanding natural backlight to the stage.

Members of Hip Kitty got the audience into the right mood as the opening act for the 2008 concert.

Cooper followed as one of the co-headliners and kept the audience entertained with his 1970s rock music and his props, including his trademark black eyes.

The Scorpions, a German group, finished off the night with their hard rock music.

Photo: Members of the German rock group the Scorpions team up to present their music at the Army Concert Tour at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Sheila Peterson)
Members of the German rock group the Scorpions team up to present their music at the Army Concert Tour at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Sheila Peterson)
Photo: Alice Cooper makes his 1970s-style music come alive during his performance at the Army Concert Tour at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Sheila Peterson)
Alice Cooper makes his 1970s-style music come alive during his performance at the Army Concert Tour at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Sheila Peterson)

Concert-goers liked what they heard and saw, according to Jobi Spolum of MWR Marketing. She said the post-concert audience comments included:

"Awesome show — thanks for bringing the groups in!! Ticket prices were super affordable and (I) love(d) the outdoor setting."

"We’re new to the area, and this was our first concert at Constitution Park. It was great, and we hope to attend future events. Super nice workers …"

"What a pleasure, drive 10 miles down the road, camp and see a great rock icon like Alice Cooper. Splendid job!!!"

Concert-goers are encouraged to provide post-concert comments at 
http://www.mccoymwr.com. The comments are used to improve customer service and make the concerts as enjoyable as possible for the customers, Spolum said.

The concert’s national sponsors include Bud Light and Chase. No federal endorsement is implied.

For more information about Fort McCoy MWR events, visit the Fort McCoy MWR Web site or call the MWR Events Line at (877) 864-4969.

 

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