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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