It seems that Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is a massive fan of Alice Cooper!
Mayor Barrett officially declared Friday, October 1 as Alice Cooper Day throughout the US city, ahead of the legendary shock rocker’s tour stop at Milwaukee’s BMO Harris Pavilion on the same night.
“If you are a Milwaukeean, you cannot forget @alicecooper’s Milwaukee history lesson to characters, Wayne and Garth, in the 1992 movie ‘Wayne’s World’, where he coined the phrase ‘Mil-ee-wau-kay,” Barrett wrote in a tweet.
“The Godfather of shock rock and stage theatrics, @alicecooper has entertained countless Milwaukee fans since his first Wisconsin show in 1973. I welcome him back to the ‘good land’ today by proclaiming October 1 as ‘Alice Cooper Day’ throughout the City of Milwaukee.”
If you are a Milwaukeean, you cannot forget @alicecooper’s Milwaukee history lesson to characters Wayne and Garth in the 1992 movie "Wayne’s World," where he coined the phrase “Mil-ee-wau-kay.” pic.twitter.com/IG28rbBCBZ— Mayor Tom Barrett (@MayorOfMKE) October 1, 2021
During Cooper’s somewhat educational cameo Wayne’s World in 1992, he explains the meaning behind the name Milwaukee, telling a star-struck Wayne and Garth that it was actually pronounced “Mil-ee-wau-kay,” which is Algonquin for “the good land”.
Remember the classic scene below!
Wayne's World | Alice Cooper’s History Lesson
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