Well, I just got back from Chicago last night, it was a fun trip. 8 hour drive from St. Cloud to Chi Town, through Wis. People think that Chicago is like a ghetto or something, but where I was, it seemed like it was a bastion of knowledge, learning, science, and art. It was really cool. Went to the Navy Pier, and the House of Blues. Also, went to the Adler Planetarium (first Planetarium in the US – 1930), the Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum, and the Art Institute. Then hit up this blues joint, which was cool. Then finally, the 311 concert!!! Unwritten Law opened, then Papa Roach, then 311. It was an outdoor concert, and the weather was nice. Unwritten Law was OK, Papa Roach was good, and 311 was awesome. Their new songs are good too, the album comes out on the 16th. After the show I had some authentic Chicago pizza, which was a good way to end everything. I would have liked to gone to the Sears Tower and the John Hancock building, as well as the Museum of Science and Industry, maybe the next time I make it down there. Fun times!

By Steve Novoselac

Director of Digital Technology @TrekBikes, Father, Musician, Cyclist, Homebrewer