This was the Summer of the Festival. When I first moved to Chi-town, I attended some of the various street festivals, mostly as a means to get drunk before heading to the bars. This summer, I actually read about them and chose which ones to attend based on their purpose or neighborhood. Among others:
I went to Jazz Fest.
We started off the day at our place, sipping on Vermontucky Lemonade, which was delish. Off we were to enjoy Emily’s picnic feast of marcona almonds, cheese, yummy crackers, etc.
This was one of two festivals I went to along the lake at Grant Park (other was Blues Fest). Why did I not do this sooner? The space is large enough to accommodate the large mass of people and in addition to live music, they have lots of independent vendors to explore. In fact, Brad and I got buzzed enough to purchase 2 large pieces of art from one of them.
Fun Factor: 10