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MILWAUKEE (WITI) --  We Energies says power is back on to more than 7,000 customers after a small explosion occurred Friday.  Among those in the dark, hundreds who showed up to the Rave for a concert.  Luckily, the band "The Summer Set" did what rockers do best, they improvised.

"That was a definite first for us," says lead singer Brian Dales.  "I remember sitting there, kind of in the midst of a meet and greet, I was playing some stuff off of our new record, and our tour manager comes running onto the bus and says the whole show is delayed.  We just lost power to the entire block."

Dales says lines started forming at noon for their concert Friday.  By the time doors were suppose to open, nearly 500 people were waiting in front of the Rave on Wisconsin Avenue.  The venue, called the show off.  Not wanting to disappoint, the band played anyway.

"We kind of didn't want to go without giving the kids something so we played a few songs acoustic on the front steps of the Rave in the darkness with no microphone.  So it was pretty fun," says Dales.

At one point, Dales was handed a megaphone.  The band, from Phoenix, played a small set, and stayed to meet fans.

"We wanted it to go on at least somehow last night.  So I'm happy we at least got to do something. We're working on a reschedule date right now," says Dales

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