I posted a few months back that the one thing I knew about the weather at this time of the year in Chicago was that either it would be hot and humid OR cold and rainy. I regret to say that I was wrong. Yesterday, it was HOT and HUMID and COLD and RAINY; all in the span of about 2 hours.
Pip and I got thouroughly soaked by the time I got her to a cab for her 9 hour bus ride back to Paducah, KY. I feel so bad, she must have been so uncomfortable the whole ride.
Otherwise, the show was really great. He pulled out all the stops, played all his "hits", and really played up to the occasion.
Blue Chair, we saw you and your girlfriend from afar but Pip couldn't get your attention.
We had gotten their really early, and I kind of made an impression on one of the security guards, so he gave us some backgate passes. It was kind of good and bad. It was good because we didn't have to wait in the heat for about 2 hours (we found comfort under a bunch of trees that really cooled us off). The girls (PIP and my girlfriend, Christy) were really getting sick in the heat. We had been there since 9:45 that morning. The bad was that we got out of line and lost what would have been first or second row seats. We sat on the side but not what you would call on the side of the stage. When it started to pour (the first time) we kind of lost a couple of our 3 good seats because surely the girls would have melted in the rain
And after the show we were standing on the wrong side of the theater exit when EC came out (although it looked like he just whisked by anyway).
... And then things got bad! No, it just started to come down in sheets for about 30 straight minutes, and of course we couldn't get a cab, so PIP and I ended up walking halfway back to the bus station in the POURING rain.
I finally met back up with my girlfriend Christy and, both sopping wet, we caught a cab and sailed home.
All in all though, I think PIP and I had a pretty good time. She came in Sat night, we had dinner out by the Lake, and then just walked around, and took the L up to Wrigley field. Elvis, as usual, didn't disappoint, but God kind of let us down with the weather and all.
AS for a set list, someone else needs to come to bat. But I can tell you that every song that you'd of expected him to play at an occasion like that, save for "Veronica", he played; nothing unexpected.
And PIP has a afew pictures, too, if her camera weathered the storm. Hopefully a couple good side views of Elvis. None of me, thank God.