This post is by Jeff Carter from Points and Figures
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Never been to see the Dead before. We are going to see them tonight at Wrigley. I don’t own any tie-dye. I never have had the chance to see them. In high school and college I never had the money to go to concerts. I can count on one hand how many I went to. Once I got out of college, we’d go see a couple but neither of us were active concert goers. If the Grateful Dead was in town, I usually didn’t have the time. This will be the first major concert in Chicago since the legislature legalized pot. I am sure there will be a lot of people heading into Lakeview with medical conditions.
The weather in Chicago has been perfectly dreadful since October 1. Looks like it will be a nice day today. Might even able to wear shorts.
I feel for the groundskeepers. The Cubs have a nice season going so hopefully the field won’t be brutalized. It could be a year where they play into November.
Speaking of fields being brutalized it doesn’t get any worse than what happened on the South Side. Yesterday they celebrated the 40-year anniversary of “Disco Demolition”. Steve Dahl was a 24-year-old disc jockey when he came up with a publicity stunt. In between games of a doubleheader with the Tigers, they blew up a bunch of disco records on the field. If you brought a record, you got into the game for .98 cents. Back then they couldn’t get anyone to go to games either without being bribed. Fits with Chicago corruption. I wasn’t there. I was out at Five Star Basketball camp but my parents were. It was pretty crazy and they lost control cancelling the next game. The Sox had to forfeit. I notice they don’t wear those throwbacks either. Here is what it looked like in 1979.