Enjoy some video, pics and comments as Reggies turns 10 on 9/08/17
How long have you been here and how did you get hired?
Shane: Since the floor was made of dirt. Robby knew me from “back in the day” and I worked at Record Breakers and did shows.
Jason: This is year 15 for me, I applied at the old record store and told Cletus that I was like Warren from Empire Records but I wouldn’t shoot up the place.
Jody: I have been at Reggies since October of 2007! Halloween weekend will be my 10 year gold watch date. I was recruited from the Burwood Tap to bartend day shifts by 1f and Donnie Mac. They told me I could help with the parties if I took a day shift. Worked that damn day shift till June of 2017.
Brendan: I was hired in august of 2007 and I got the gig because I used to work for breakers WAYYY back in the day, hired in 1997
Casey: 9 years? Brendan J Joyce hired me because I mixed a jazz band he played in late nights at The Green Mill.
Jennette: I have 9 years of these assholes. So whatever. I got hired because I moved to this stupid fucking city, brought my underage brothers here, got fired, showed up looking like I wanted to get hired at Neiman Marcus, Robby happened to be there, asked if I knew how to take public transportation, I owned a Jeep with a Brethylizer. I yelled at some customers, they threatened to kill me, I accepted their duel, I won, and he gave me all the shifts I wanted!
Shane: Bolt Thrower
Jason: Fall of Troy/Tera Melos
Jody: Juliette Lewis, Prince tribute, Reverend Horton Heat when the power was out, Lucinda Williams random show when the Taste got shut down, all the XRT secret shows.
Brendan: NYE 2016 Suicide Machines & in 2008 Converge
Casey: Doing monitors for the Bolt Thrower shows for sure!
Mitch: The Tragically Hip
Shane: Cro-Mags and Suicidal Tendencies both with classic lineups
Jason: Magicks opening for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Jody: Dandy Warhols, Eagles of Death Metal, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Brendan: Blue Meanies – Alkaline trio – Apocalypse Hoboken
Shane: Reggie Roby
Jason: Reggie the Cat
Jody: Reginal Dwight
Brendan: Reggie Dunlap of the Chiefs
Casey: Reggie Glick. Duh!
Mitch: Reggie Theus
Shane: Least favorite is easier to answer
Jason: JoJo Bush
Jody: KP, Molly, Jennette, Mitch, Heather….can’t pic a favorite so I’m just naming my closest friends lol.
Brendan: Heather, we’d all be fucked with out her.
Mitch: Too many to list.
Jennette: Molly is pretty much my best friend. Plus Jody and KP are my solids.
Favorite Menu Item?
Shane: Steak Quesadilla
Jason: Chorizo Burger with Egg
Jody: Hot Dog!
Brendan: mo fuckn wings
Casey: Side of Buffalo Side of Ranch
Mitch: BBQ Bacon Burger
Go to shift drink?
Shane: Old Milwaukee
Jason: Shot of Templeton
Jody: Wine or dark craft beer
Casey: Ciroc Apple and Soda
Favorite Robby Quote?
Jason: “Y’all dumb as hell.”
Jody: “Fuck em!”
Brendan: “What the hell is a hippie cult leader anyhow”
Mitch: “Very very proud of ya”
Jennette: Last week in my birthday and he told me to fuck off.
Favorite Reggies Family Outing?
Shane: Robby’s 50th Birthday to Wisconsin State Fair to see Yes
Jason: SXSW 2012
Jody: Zanies, SXSW, Summerfest, Cubs games, Girls nights– there are really too many.
Brendan: Brewers cubs game in milwaukee where i fell head over heels for my wife ashley for the first time.
Casey: Not an “Official” outing but Psycho Fest 2016. There also should have been a Reggies plane for that one considering how many employees and friends were in attendance.
Mitch: Watching the Hawks win the Stanley Cup at Miller Park.
Jennette: My favorite Reggies outing or memory doesn’t exist because I was probably asleep or blacked out.
Favorite Reggies Memory?
Shane: Every day I am alive and able to work alongside so many different people all with the common goal of improving our family. Lame and sappy but it’s true, I am blessed to be on this team.
Jason: That time we were all on Frankenfoods
Jody: My then 71 year old dad played for my 40th birthday at Reggies on May 9, 2009. My dad was a fairly decorated accordion / button box player in a Slovenian polka band for basically his whole life. When he was older he only did special occasions, etc. I hired his producer’s band from Cleveland and they backed him up and we had a Slovenian Polka party at Reggies! I had about 100 guests in the Joint. My dad made the guys wear their red puffy sleeved shirts. Very authentic! Mitch made a Slovenian buffet and I projected pictures of my recent trip to Slovenia on the stage and tvs. I even got up and sang a few tunes with them! One of the best memories of my LIFE and so glad I was able to do it. He died just over a year later. I will always remember that my dad was the ONLY real polka band to ever rock Reggies. 🙂
Brendan: Getting thrown out of the rock and bowling alley at the christmas party when me and casey missed the bus then flagged down a limo and drank all their whiskey.
Casey: Too many to pick one. It’s a toss up between the 3 day bender with Gavin from Bolt Thrower, Robby Kreiger from The Doors jamming with Black Flag, Juicy J smashing a full 40 on stage, or that episode of Gangland that was shot at the hardcore show.
Mitch: Paul Chapman rocking out UFO tunes in the Joint!
Jennette: Reggies may have ruined my life, but I didn’t have anywhere else to go. I left Albuquerque and ended up here and I bleed Reggies, even the people I hate I will fight for, because once you are in you are fucking family. I don’t know and can’t explain why everyone respects Robby and would take a bullet for him but we all do. It’s gross. But he made this really fucked up cult of misfits and as miserable it has made me I am also so happy. Like I can’t leave. Please fire me.