Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Rockford Capitalizes on its New Image

Rockford has come a long way since Money Magazine named it the worst city in America in which to live (the same year it rated Madison as #1).  Now it has a hip new cache as a place of refuge for politicians on the lam.  Their convention & visitors bureau put together this video, which puts a positive spin on the city's attractions (although Mrs. Rick Nielsen probably didn't appreciate the disparaging comments about her cooking).

The Daily Show sent John Oliver to Rockford for a bit that aired last night (it appears that no camels were harmed in the making of this video):


Dan said...

Rick Neilsen is the best and funniest. Hope you caught him in Milwaukee.

Ordinary Jill said...

I wasn't able to go to Milwaukee for the shows, but I saw Cheap Trick in the Dells last summer. One of Rick Nielsen's sons was the opening act, and another played drums in place of Bun E. Carlos, who doesn't tour anymore.