Mr. Blue Sky

Local Musicís Most Optimistic Fan Joins the Current

Campbell went from reporting on Big Wu shows to MCing their concerts and "hosting" Big Wu Family Reunions (numbers two through nine). At a Fitzgerald Theater gig, he impersonated one of his heroes, Garrison Keillor, by doing a hippie version of the News from Lake Wobegon. He also whipped 30 pounds of bananas into the crowd during "Bungle in the Jungle."

"There's all these people tripping on acid," remembers Campbell. "It was this total Ken Kesey-style weirdness."

By now, Campbell's slushy is gone, and he rolls back out into the Roller Garden rink for another skate, just as the DJ throws on his request, KC and the Sunshine Band's "Give It Up." "Everybody wants your love," goes the refrain. Good thing Campbell has enough for everyone.

Kris Drake
Youíve seen other dudes wearing this hat around town, but David Campbell is the only one with a full head of hair underneath it

David Campbell guest hosts The Local Show
Sundays at 5:00 p.m.
89.3 FM, the Current

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