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Saturday, July 07, 2007

This Weekend in Chicago

Hi kids. The first thing about this weekend is that it's HOT. Perhaps I should spell that HAWT, because Good Lord, it's about a million degrees outside. Mystic has spent much of her day in front of the air conditioner, letting her whiskers blow.

But stinky, sweaty hotness aside, there are several fun things going on this weekend. We're going to try to attend two festivals today, if I can pry myself away from Mystic's A/C...

The first is the Lake View Music Fest. If you're in Chicagoland, this party of much alcohol and fun bands will be at Barry and Ashland in Lakeview. The admission is a ridiculously low $5 and you'll get to see some local talent, as well as the Verve Pipe (I didn't know they were still together), and Hello Dave. If you haven't heard of Hello Dave, check them out. They're folksy in a hip sort of way. I love the tune "Sweet Saturnalia."

Just a half mile north is the Wrigleyville SummerFest. Again with the booze, the food, and the live music. And also, the $5 cover. The best thing about this festival is the feature act: Elevation is one of the best U2 cover bands around. I think Targo is much more likely to get me to this one because Elevation comes on at 8:00, so it might only be 90 by then. Sweet God.

In completely unrelated news, The Targo and I went to see Transformers last night. Okay, I didn't hate it. In fact, I had a good time. I would agree with the rest of you who said the script was pretty bad, but I watched the show when I was a kid and totally got nostalgic. Again, the worst part of the movie, was going to the movie. The theater was pretty packed and there were these two guys in front of The Targo and me who took up five seats - for no reason. Several couples asked them to scoot down one so they could sit there, but I guess the ONE "I'm a heterosexual seat" just didn't cut it. Twenty-something men can be really dumb sometimes.

I hope you all get outside today and have fun. Happy Saturday.


Anonymous said...

It's fry-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk hot here, too. But, we don't have any fun things to go to.

Moving sucks.

L Sass said...

Glad you concur with my Transformers movie review! When we went, I noticed immediately that the armrests were removable and flipped the one between AS and me up. Not to be outdone, AS' roommate turned their seats into "cuddle seats," too. I'm PRETTY sure they're still heterosexual.

Kristabella said...

OK, I'm impressed that you went out in this freaking heat. (Although Saturday wasn't nearly as bad as yesterday.)

Because nothing makes a hot day worse than standing around one of those jammed fests with sweaty, sticky people.

Can you tell I hate the heat? I'm turning into an old lady.

slinger said...

I am actually wanting to see Transformers. As a kid, I always watched the show also, and it looks pretty cool. May have to wait for video or PPV though.