Well, I haven’t posted in a while. I’ve been pretty busy with spending the summer in Evanston. It’s been an awesome summer so far, here are some of the highlights:
Lollapalooza - I went with Lee, Sara, Carl, and Bhavani. The whole ordeal was incredible. They filled Grant Park with stages, merch tents, inflatable designs, and people, but it still managed to be fresh and open. The views of downtown were great, especially from the main stage. I saw The Temper Trap, MuteMath, The Dodos, Blitzen Trapper, The Antlers, and Soundgarden’s big reunion show. There must have been 50,000 people there for Soundgarden. Unfortunately I lost my portable camera earlier this year, so I’ll be pirating other people’s photos. Here’s a picture from Lollapalooza’s flickr account of Soundgarden’s crowd…
Last Saturday night, I went to John Mayer with KJ and Patrick (who’s been living in Lincoln Park over the summer for his internship). There really aren’t words for that show. I have always loved seeing JM, but usually I leave the concert thinking “wow, I just saw a great John Mayer show.” This time, I thought “wow, I just saw one of the greatest guitarists of the 21st century in his prime.” He just burnt the house down all night long - tap harmonics, guitar on the floor, ten minute solos, the works. During the encore, he came out into the crowd with his acoustic guitar and after the crowd rushed to where he was, we were only 50 feet away. On top of all of that, we had free seat upgrades from the lawn to real person seats. I’m not going to forget that show.
Going back in time, I also went to Wicker Park Fest, where I got to see Fun. and some other bands, as well as go to a coffee shop with a complete Back-to-the-Future style DeLorean in the front of it.
Oh, and I’ve been working. I’m helping design/test seats and fixtures for Freedman Seating Company. It’s been a good experience so far, I’m enjoying what I’m doing. Day-to-day it stays pretty fresh.
I’ll be sure to post again before the summer ends.