On Friday, I saw a special outdoor showing of Blues Brothers at Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. This was my first time watching the iconic Chicago movie and there was no better opportunity to do so, as the setting was dramatic and the audience was absolutely enthusiastic. Although the temperature reached a high of 100 degrees that day, I was happy to take my seat in the bleachers, knowing the sun would soon set.
The ride to Wrigley Field was quick and there was ample bike parking right outside the stadium. We were glad to avoid the expensive nightmare that is car parking.
Chika on the left also biked there, from several miles away. I thought she took the L train, judging by her miraculously fresh appearance, complete with a skirt and pearls. Sara on the right simply walked to the stadium.
Here is my favorite bit of the movie:
Elwood: It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, a half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark and we’re wearing sunglasses.
Jake: Hit it.
Speaking of wearing sunglasses in the dark, just before the movie began, we in the audience broke the Guinness Book record for the most people wearing sunglasses in the dark at once. Yes, apparently, there is a Guinness Book record for pretty much everything!
This was one of those perfect Chicago nights that make me so happy to live and bike in this city.