Searching for the Moon

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Posted by shannonclark on July 3, 2002

Fireworks, part 2 – plan changes

Quick note – the current plan for this evening (if anyone reading this will be joining me at the fireworks tonight in Chicago) – is to meet at the North Lion in front of the Art Institute at 6:00 (or at the restaurant across the street in case of rain) – from there we will go to stake out a space in the lawn for the concerts and fireworks. At the moment there between 8 and 10 people expected at 6:00 and at least a couple others who will be joining us later in the evening.

Should be fun – not perfect weather (but that is rare in Chicago) but sounds like a good mix of people – and what’s bad about a picnic, live concert, and massive fireworks (okay, so the million or so other people who are also going to be there could be seen as bad… but I am perhaps strange in that I actually usually enjoy being in a large crowd – perhaps because I view it as a living maze to be navigated.)

Tomorrow, the actual 4th, I do not currently have any plans. I am however, considering the following options.

First – returning to the Taste of Chicago for the live afternoon concert in the park, which sounds like it will be fun (Midnight Oil and at least two other groups) – free!

Second – more probable – go and see one of the many movies (or more than one) that are out at present that I have not yet seen – seems like a good afternoon for it – AC, and a chance at an afternoon matinee – however there will be a lot of people with the same idea I suspect – and I do not currently have people to go to the movies with.

I really want to see MIB II, however I also would prefer to see it with friends – next weekend (not this upcoming one, the one after that) I will be seeing at least one movie with friends – a toss up between MIB II and Reign of Fire (I would really like to see both – which may happen if we go crazy…)

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