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I missed the Blues Festival. Sacrilege, I know. More so given that I am a big fan of blues music (I’ve sworn to myself I’ll bring my camera along with me the next time I head to the Kingston Mines). I could hear the festival from where I was shooting south along the lakefront, but it was too late by the time I made it north and I had to leave for home. I did, however, make it to the Taste of Chicago this past weekend to enjoy some food and take a few pictures. As you can see in the image below, there was quite a storm blowing in from the west and I didn’t get too many shots off before the rain scattered the crowd.


The Taste is the authentic Chicago festival. It is loud, it is crowded, it’s expensive, its messy (the garbage “juice” is a thing of legends for those who have worked there), and it features food that can be had in larger portions for less money the rest of the year in comfort. Yet, millions of us flock there every year to bitch about the heat and spend $5 on three chicken wings. It’s magic – can you think of anything more like Chicago? Here’s a link for more information – dates, vendors, schedules, etc…


I bought my wife a camera as a gift a few months ago – she’s been so busy that we’ve rarely had a chance to go do some photography together. Click through to tWp to see Val's pic!

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Taken on June 27, 2009