A Block Party for the Books

Can I just say how much I love my new location?

The sights and sounds never cease to amuse me.

Like when I was walking towards Wrigley field to meet up with Kelly:

Beer pong on the sidewalks while blasting N*Sync?  Where was my invite, guys? I could have brought some Goose Island and Aqua to rock out to!

Actually, I couldn’t have- we’re not even going to talk about how upsetting it is that I’m no longer in possession of that cd.  :(

Anyway- Kelly was in town for work, but luckily she still had some time to come out and play for a bit over the weekend. She’s a Yankees fan (we’re not going to judge), and guess who the Cubs were playing this weekend?

She and her boyfriend met up with me outside the stadium and we started our assault on the strip of bars along Clark Street.

Earlier in the week, as Kelly and I were going back and forth about things to do, I saw an interesting post go through about the Wrigleyville Block Party…I thought to myself, “that looks like fun”.

But THEN… I found out another little tid bit of info about the party. And passed the info along…Kelly got excited. Being as how I talk about this cover band called Rod Tuffcurls and the Bench Press “all the time”.

Really? All the time? Do I? Crap.Look at those legs. Can ya blame me?Looks like someone’s enjoying the music. And we know what that means…DANCE PARTY!

I totally got showed up by a 3-year-old girl in the bustin’ moves department.

You win some, you lose some. 

Unfortunately, the band only got to play for under an hour because the block party wasn’t allowed to go past 8:00 that night (Boooo!). There are supposed to be a few more over the summer after Cubs games- maybe they’ll break down and extend it next time?

A girl can dream.

The show ended on a good note- they played “All I Want for Christmas” by Mariah Carey- obviously.

After that, it was time to wander the streets once again in search of food. We were creepin’ in the windows of all the bars looking for a place that MIGHT just have a place for us to sit. Turns out Rockwood Place did. And so we feasted.All I saw was “BBQ chicken” and my choice was made. Nevermind the fact that I had white shorts on (seriously- how big of a disaster could that have been???).

Kelly and I chatted like we’ve known each other forever. Darren, after meeting me over St. Patty’s Day Weekend, was finally relaxed enough to know that Kelly’s blogger friend is not a psycho killer. Success!

So yes- I did get a weekend of fun and a little relaxation. Just what I needed.  :)

Have a good Monday, kids. Totally don’t mean to rub it in, but it’s only a three-day work week for me. Then I’m off to the ‘Lou for the wedding of one of my best friends.

I’m really not kidding when I tell people I have the month of June planned down to the minute. It’s starting to frustrate a lot of my friends.

My apologies.

47 Responses

  1. Ooooh the dancing pictures. We are such white girls. So fun, and yes their legs are incredible.

  2. Such a fun time. I was jealous last time you guys met so now I am totally envious!! Yall both seem like such fun ladies! :)

  3. You totally talk about them all of the time! Didn’t you dress up as them for Halloween? :)

    100% jealous of the meet-up/dance party. Looks like you guys had a blast!

  4. I’m just glad you’re having a good time! I hope this is a great week for you!

  5. oooooooooooh man. if only chicago didn’t get winter. then i’d totally be moving my butt there! fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun!!

  6. Sounds like a super fun weekend! I love that picture of you guys breaking it down!

  7. That looks so fun, and I absolutely love the band’s name. Going to Googs them and see if I can find some clips. :-)

  8. Um, Aims, I own the Aqua CD. Seriously – you need to browse my collections and download to the podlit.

  9. Looks like so much fun, I love a good cover band :) Except I usually have a few too many and get the urge to want to get on stage and sing with them… But doesn’t everyone?

  10. Looks like a blast! I totally would be down to play beer pong to ‘N Sync.

  11. <3 Wrigleyville!!

    I was in the suburbs this weekend so I missed out- lame..

  12. Oh my goodness, you do talk about them all the time – I would be SO excited to see them too. Its like meeting a celebrity kind of. :)

  13. I just started reading your blog and love it cause I live in Chicago too! Looks like you had a great time in Wrigleyville!

  14. Fun times! I’m glad to hear you had such a great weekend. By the way, the chicken sandwich looks super tasty – I loooove bbq!

  15. June sucks, I can’t believe it’s already done with. I have something each day which is getting old already.

    Fun blogger meetup! Glad you got to see your band and that the bbq chicken (which looks amazing) didn’t get ya.

  16. Haha – love the dance moves!! :) Trust me when I say that a 3 year old could upstage me in just about everything – especially dancing. I have resorted to just standing there now. LOL

  17. I was at the block party too! I wish the Cubs could have pulled out a win on Father’s Day. We should get together sometime! :)

  18. Oh man, you didn’t tell me that Tuffcurls was playing! I heard they had to cut the fest short because of a permit issue- oh well. There are lots more coming up! Where’s Rockwood Place? Somehow I’ve never heard of it?

  19. summer is always such a busy time – but especially with the winters like the ones you guys get in chicago, i say live it up while you can! :)

    – Beth @ http://www.DiningAndDishing.com

  20. how was i not there? n’sync? mariah carey renditions? beer? ugh, that looks seriously AMAZING! and how have i not read kelly’s blog before? i am pretty sure i am going to need to change that!!

  21. Who doesn’t end a concert playing All I Want for Christmas?!?


    Sounds like you had a blast, girl:)

  22. Apparently I’m behind, but did you FINALLY move to the city? It’s about time! Maybe I’ll see you around. :)

  23. Yankees fan!?!? Go Cubs! I went out with the guys on my hockey team last night…I was watching the cubs game and they were watching the Miss America pagent. I guess everyone got what they wanted!!! P.S. so jealous you’re so close to Wrigley…what a blast!

  24. It looks like you’re having such a great time!! Sounds like fun :)

  25. I want to be at that party! So much fun!

  26. I am jealous of your short week! And of your fun-having this weekend. Funny, I watched the Yankee game here in NYC at a bar with two Cubs fans. SOrry for your loss last night :)

  27. a three year old? really? you should be ashamed of yourself =)

  28. Oh my gosh that looks like so much fun!!! and yay for short work weeks! I’m glad you guys had good weather, that looks like a blast!

  29. Dance parties should be broken into ANYTIME a good jam is playing. This can mean in the grocery store, Macy’s, the street, the car, the bar etc. It just doesn’t matter! I hope to get to Chicago in August (depends on job) if so I will be asking you where to go!

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