The Grant Park Symphony has wonderful concerts at Millennium Park. Usually about a hour in length at 6:30 pm, they attract flocks of workers from downtown to the park for picnic dinner and entertainment. We were kindly invited to join friends who have real seats (about half the seats are free and the lawn in huge) and live on Randolph St., directly across from the park.
Weather, ominous, predictions of rain. Result, not so many folks there. We picniced in our friends apartment to spare ourselves the wet grass and scooted over to enjoy Storm Large. Her real name, so she says. This lady does have a large and wonderful voice. She fronted for Pink Martini for several years and is now on her own, doing all sorts of interesting things, like appearing with symphonies. Best number of the night, hands down, was her symphonic version of Steven Tyler's "Dream On". She rocked! Interesting side bet of the evening, "Would Storm fall out of her dress?" The one in the photo is what she wore. She remained intact.
And, as we were boarding the 151 bus to take us home, the skies opened and it rained for hours.