I've been going to Summerfest since I was just a knee high child and to be honest I have very fond memories. Yes, everything smells like beer... everywhere, but it's a great place to hang out in the summer, listen to some music, and watch some drunk fist fight. Keep in mind it is usually pretty laiud back during the day but as the night comes it can get a little tougher. I also think that the music for the past few years has been pretty pathetic and not really up to par with what the festival used to draw. With that being said you can still head down, eat some food, have a good time.