Sunday, June 14, 2009

It's Official

Summertime has officially arrived!

Want to know how I know?

It's not the weather, it's been rainy and downright chilly here in the Midwest. It's not the calendar date, because according to that, we still have a week to go. And it's not even the fact that the kids are out of school.

So, do you know how I know it's officially summer here in Chicago-land?

Last night I had my traditional summer kick-off celebration: the Kenny Chesney concert.

The outlook didn't start off so great yesterday. The usual rain was falling in the morning, with a definite October-like chill in the air. But as the time to head off drew near, the skies cleared and the sun came out!

A couple of friends and I took the train downtown, then hiked our way over to Soldier Field for the concert. Which is actually more like a mini-fest of its own. Many people gather around the grounds before the event for some pre-concert fun. And there were four opening acts, which were outstanding.

But of course, the best part of the night was Kenny himself. That guy puts on one heck of a show. From his most poluar songs to covers of classic bands, it's a non-stop party for two hours with 20,000 of your closest friends.

The perfect beginning to summer.

And on that note, I'm off to enjoy the sunshine today.

Until next time,

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Anonymous said...

Oh I love some Kenny! I'm sure it was a great time!

Morgan Mandel said...

I am so jealous. I would have loved to see Kenny and the rest of the great lineup at Soldier's Field.

As you know, I'm a huge country fan.

Glad the weather got better. I was thinking of you Saturday morning when it was raining and wondering if it would clear up in time.

Morgan Mandel

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I wish is were raining here!

We know it's summer here when the humidity hits full force, as do the bugs. Sometimes that occurs early spring, too...

L. Diane Wolfe