The Dead at Wrigley


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.

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