Masked Intruder’s guide to Madison, WI
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 14:05

Even though everybody’s favorite burglars feel comfortable pretty much everywhere (especially in your house!), they only get to call one place home. And that place is Madison, WI. We caught Blue… sorry, caught up with Blue and asked him some questions about his hometown.


PRT: What made you first fall in love with the city?

Madison is easy to fall in love with! The whole downtown area is on an isthmus, so summers here are lovely. I guess I probably fell in love with this city on some summer night a long time ago, chilling by the lake drinking a beer, looking at pretty college girls. We have lots of those.


PRT: If you had to come up with a marketing slogan for the city, what would it be?

I would probably go with "Madison: no need to secure your belongings, we have no theft!" It may not be true, but I would appreciate if travelers were less concerned, so it was easier for us to rob them.


PRT: Best place to play?

Madison has one of the coolest small rock clubs in the world: The Frequency. It's where we played our first show, and also where our video for "First Star Tonight" was filmed!


PRT: Best place to go for a late night drink after the show?

We have a ton of cool places to drink. Right next to the frequency is a dive bar called the Paradise. If you like dive bars, you're stoked on the 'Dise.


PRT: Best place to go for a late night snack after the drink after the show?

They serve bar food at the 'Dise, but if you're in the mood for something a little extra rad, head next door again to the Tornado. It's a steakhouse with a classic vibe - the kinda place it seems the Rat Pack might hang out. They have a late night menu which has been known to knock a few socks off.


PRT: Best touristy thing to do in the city?

Leave your wallet loose in your pocket and hang out in an alley. Or, visit the Capital. On Saturdays, we have a huge farmers' market all around the capital square. Definitely worth checking out.


PRT: Best hidden spot in the city?

Our hideout. Second best is probably the Italian Workman's club / the Green Bush bar on Regent. You can't tell from the street, but it's a cool Italian restaurant / Wisconsin style supper club. Great place to get a pizza and a brandy old fashioned.


PRT: One thing you would like to see changed in the city?

Less cops. Also, crime legalized.


PRT: Where in the city did you get your heart broken?


Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.