The Felix And Fingers Dueling Pianos event at Camp Randall in Madison, Wisconsin on October 26, 2023, was a night to remember. This high-class fundraiser aimed to raise money for the University of Wisconsin football team’s new indoor practice facility. Held in “the Shell,” their current facility, the event was a perfect blend of entertainment, community, and support for the Badgers. With a star-studded lineup of speakers, delicious food, and the electrifying performances by Felix And Fingers, this event had it all.
A Venue Steeped in History
Camp Randall, located next to the Bucks stadium, served as the backdrop for this incredible event. The venue is an old training facility and indoor track unit from the ’40s that has retained its original charm. Despite its age, Camp Randall has never been redone, adding a unique touch to the evening’s festivities.
A Night of Celebration and Support
The evening kicked off with a presentation highlighting the achievements of various Big Ten schools in football championships. It was a testament to the importance of investing in top-notch facilities, like the one being funded by this event. Guests mingled, enjoying delicious hors d’oeuvres and drinks, while a football hall of famer and former UW offensive linebacker took the stage to speak and make a generous donation to the cause.
Felix And Fingers: The Life of the Party
Once the main event began, the atmosphere was electric. Felix And Fingers, the renowned dueling piano duo, took the stage and immediately had the crowd on their feet. Requests poured in, with the help of student workers who ran around collecting request cards from the attendees. The energy was contagious, and the pianists effortlessly entertained the crowd with their incredible talent and infectious enthusiasm.
A Star-Studded Lineup
The event boasted an impressive roster of speakers. Matt LePay, the voice of the Badgers, served as the MC for the night, adding his signature charm to the proceedings. Current head coach Luke Fickel and former Badger and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Joe Thomas, also graced the stage, sharing their insights and rallying support for the cause.
Guests were treated to a wide variety of buffet food stations, ensuring there was something for everyone’s taste. The open bar kept spirits high, and the special build-your-own-Old-Fashioned station added a touch of Wisconsin flair to the evening. Attendees indulged in the delectable offerings while enjoying the lively performances.
Duncan, one half of Felix And Fingers, got the crowd pumped with a rendition of the Badger favorite, “Build Me Up Buttercup.” The audience enthusiastically sang along, creating a sense of camaraderie and joy. And to conclude the show, Jake delivered a heartfelt rendition of “Varsity,” the official Wisconsin alma mater song, which had everyone passionately singing along, creating a memorable and emotional finale.
The Felix And Fingers Dueling Pianos event at Camp Randall was a resounding success, bringing together the community to support a worthy cause. From the historic venue to the star-studded lineup of speakers and the electrifying performances by Felix And Fingers, every aspect of the evening was designed to entertain and inspire. If you’re considering hosting a dueling piano event or looking for a venue that exudes charm and history, Camp Randall should be at the top of your list. Contact Felix And Fingers Dueling Pianos at (800) 557-4196 to bring the magic of dueling pianos to your next event. And don’t forget to share this blog post with your friends and colleagues to spread the joy and excitement of this unforgettable night!
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