, attached to 2013-07-19

Review by Weissabi

Weissabi The show started out great. We were eye-ing the weather weeks in advance given the tour to that point. Things were looking ominous, but what are you going to do, not go?

It started getting windy early, but nothing too crazy. First set was good, but nothing super memorable.

Second started out hot. Very red. DWD really dug deep, and the crowd was ready, with most people feeling they were on borrowed time due to the incoming extreme storm. DWD was the only song worth really diving into this show. When they said they had to stop, I think many people were saying "haha, very funny. See you soon." Then the winds came. Dangerous winds, the speakers systems were swinging aggressively and then the PA system told us to evacuate. That escalated quickly. Then they starting sprinting to take down the backdrop and lights, and we knew it was for real.

So we started moo-ing through grant park until we got to the tunnel. There was a rumble, something out of place.

Hundreds of people were close to a certain point, and the sound was just echoing of cheers. We walked right up to the nucleus which was an amplified saxophone player jamming to "wild wild west" among so much more. Someone dished out a crisp $2 bill for a tip, that got the crowd wild. Literally torrential rain and lightening outside of the tunnel, which provided a brief moment of inspiration until a police officer drove through the tunnel to ruin-Mc-fun.

Good spirits all around, despite the circumstances. We were all ready for the next night.


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