Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Chicago Day One
After missing our departure date by almost two hours(one of us didn't hear the alarm and doesn't sleep anywhere near the phone) we arrived in Chicago a bit late. As you can see our hotel The Parker House Hilton was swank. You would not believe how awesome the beds were, I haven't the words to describe them. Since we were running late we checked with the concierge and he set us on the path to the show. We gawked like a couple of rubes as we walked to the festival. We also almost got hit by an ambulance. But once we got there we hit up the beer stand. Look at how much beer Sarah can carry! Amazing isn't it? The funny thing about Chicago beer is that it is six point(not the watery three we have here). If you're not careful you might drink too much of it and be unable to get off of the curb, right Sarah.
We didn't get to see all of the Son Volt set but what we saw was awesome. They were Playing drown(right click save as to download) probably my favorite Son Volt track. They also played Afterglow 61 and then played two new tunes before finishing up with Chickamunga(that's right reaching back to the Uncle Tupelo days). Most of the pictures didn't turn out and this one makes it seem like we were way back but we actually had a pretty good spot.
Here we are after too many beers and having finally conquered the curb.