“Alice Cooper Day” in Milwaukee


Before Alice Cooper’s show in Milwaukee last Friday October 1st, Mayor Tom Barett proclaimed the specific day as “Alice Cooper Day”.

“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’. 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.”

For the record, in the movie “Wayne’s World”, Alice explained the meaning behind the name “Milwaukee,” saying it was actually pronounced “Mil-ee-wau-kay,” which is Algonquin for “the good land.” As it turns out, Milwaukee does indeed translate to “good land,” but from terms originating in the Ojibwa, Potawatomi, and Menominee languages.