Well if the weekend of music wasn't enough.
To recap: I went to Feist at Ravinia on Friday. which was a bit of trouble, getting on the Metra. After an hour in line on the street, T, S & I decided to abandon that plan and drive S's car up to Highland Park. Which only took about 20 minutes and we had a lovely parking sitch in the botanical gardens with a free Pace bus to the park. I recommend this, or as my roommate discovered, getting on the wrong train, taking the Waukegan train to the Braeside stop (the northshore people don't want you to know about this option). The show was alright for a lawn seat - can't see or hear the band too well - type of thing. But a bit more trouble than it was worth, being crowded in by too many hipsters vying for room. But it was good to see my girls (and one guy?) and we had a lovely few hours on the lawn drinking wine and eating cheeses. Sunday as well was musical as my neighborhood hosts the Old Town School of Folk Music's annual festival. More lawn lounging and really interesting music like this lady, and our closers, Kinky from Mexico. But I got home early in order to prep for (...a Skype conference call with my boss in Spain on his holidays) and the DEATH METAL SHOW after work.