Well, it’s like we said. You never know where Wally will appear or what’s on his mind and this unusual and spontaneous quality is what makes Chicago’s percussionist a fan favorite. Tonight Chicago and Wally roll into the beautiful Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire. As Wally tells us, there is always some pre-gaming going on between him and his bandmates.

Verizon Arena
The Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, New Hampshire

First up is locating his dressing room and as Wally tells us, “all I can say is that it’s a good thing that we all get along!” After finding the dressing room Wally searches for his “office.”

Dressing room NH

Wardrobe cases
Tonight the cases are, going left to right, Jeff, Ray, Keith, Tris, and Wally







After arriving at the “office” there is work to do in preparation for another show and we all know Wally puts his all into his work.

Photo credit Walfredo Reyes, Jr.
Photo credit Walfredo Reyes, Jr.

However, as Wally also tells us, at the same time the tour is also a lot of fun as great memories are made and long lasting friendships are forged. He said:


“Before the show we always [me, Tris, and John Paris] exchange drum info, inspire each other and touch base on what we did on our days off. The Chicago/EWF tour is not only an awesome musical experience but an amazing human experience about how two great legendary bands can live together, tour together, make music together and have fun together.”
Wally, Tris Imboden, and EWFs drummer John Paris. Photo credit Walfredo Reyes, Jr.
Wally, Tris Imboden, and EWFs drummer John Paris. Photo credit Walfredo Reyes, Jr.

Have a great show Wally. Good work.

Ken “K Bo” Biedzynski, Editor