Yesterday I got up early and biked over to the Tour De Fat which took place a block from my house in palmer square park. The makers of Fat Tire beer biked out from Colorado and commenced a spectacle.
The event wasn't as big as I'd imagined, but it was awesome being in a costumed bike parade blaring music throughout the neighborhood. The only bad part was the parade seemed to take place under the only rain cloud in the sky, so while there was sunshine just a few hundred feet ahead of us, we were getting poured on.
After the tour, we sat down in the park and listened to Paper Bird, who as great and sounded like a cross between Beirut and Cocorosie with Feist as the lead singer. There were three sirens making the vocals and when they raised their voices in harmony I got goosebumps. If they come back to town, I'll be in attendance for sure!
I had to leave before their set was through because I had a second interview at a French restaurant downtown, so I got suited up and biked over. I thought my butt was going to fall off by the time I got there from biking so much, but I made it to the interview in high spirits and I think the GM really liked me. Cross your fingers for me.
I jetted out of there to join the Zombie March starting off in Millenium Park. I
Met up with Tiffany and Teresa and a guy named Sal was generous enough to share his quart of fake blood with us so I could get in character. My second parade of the day was not as organized as the first as even the zombie leadership didnt seem to have planned beyond "Lets get a bunch of zombies rolling through the streets of Chicago," but I had fun none the less.
That took a lot out of us, so we grabbed some Wendys and went back to my place for a nap. Rejuvinated, we biked out to Oak Park to celebrate Andrews birthday with beers and BBQ. I had a great time there until the end, but I met some really cool people and ate some delicious food.
Yesterday was hands down the best Saturday I've had in quite a while. I don't know if today can compare.