Posted by: Kath Usitalo | November 12, 2010

Friday Trivia: Multiple Choice

The scene of the longest drive-through holiday lights display in the Midwest was the site of a memorable rock concert for at least one famous person who grew up in Michigan

Today’s original bit of trivia inspired multiple questions:

1). Who was recently quoted in the Wall Street Journal as saying, “The first concert I ever saw was Alice Cooper, MC5, Iggy Pop and the Stooges in Edward Hines Park in Westland, Michigan.”?

2). What were his parents thinking when they named the future leader of The Stooges?

3). What was special about the MC5’s performance in Chicago in 1968?

4). Alice Cooper says he gave up alcohol only to become addicted to what?

Fashion designer Anna Sui grew up in Detroit

1). Concert-goer Anna Sui, the fashion designer who was born and grew up in Detroit and now has 50 boutiques in 8 countries—none in Michigan.

Her father, an engineer, studied at the University of Michigan. She credits her mother, a painter, with her artistic side.

Among the Favorite Things on her website she lists musician Jack White, another Detroiter.

The designer’s new book is titled, “Anna Sui.”

2). They thought James Newell Osterberg, Jr. was a fine name when their son was born in Muskegon on April 21, 1947. While in high school in Ann Arbor he called himself Iggy after The Iguanas, the name of his first band.

3). The MotorCity5, formed in 1964 in Lincoln Park, played for more than 8 hours straight before the outbreak of violence at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

4). Golf. Read all about it in Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock ‘n’ Roller’s 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict. The rocker was born Vincent Damon Furnier in Allen Park; he lived in Michigan until his teens when his family moved to Phoenix, AZ due to his asthma.


Don’t know the exact location of Anna Sui’s memorable concert, but you can take a 4-mile drive through Edward Hines Park and enjoy the holiday lights display, 7-10 p.m. nightly, November 18-December 31, except Christmas.

Enter the park at Hines Drive and Merriman Road in Westland; cost is $5 per vehicle.


7 p.m. November 16: Light Fest 8k Fun Run/Walk
7 p.m. November 17: Bike through the Lights
6 p.m. November 18: Opening Night includes refreshments, entertainment, fireworks

Click to find details at the Light Fest site



  1. Great trivia thank you. I used it in my classroom for part of a lesson plan and just wanted to thank you. I wanted to share the other resource I used as well.

    8th Grade Teacher
    North Carolina

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