8/23/10 – Chicago
Another very long drive. We are bagging states like NBA players are bagging girls.
Chicago marks a major reunion for us. We are staying with Merch Man Mike, whom our devoted readers might recognize from our ’06 tour blog. We’ve invoked Mike’s name, his jokes, his stories many a time on this trip, and boy does he seem happy to see us.
He and his lady Annie have set out hors d’oeuvres and wine for us. They are nothing if not classy. Mike is like a brother to me and I keep looking around his apartment and saying, “You’re a grown up!”
At the show, i get to see my dear friends Tim and Vic.
We have a good show. The whole thing is very civilized.
Back at Mike’s I can tell he never wants us to leave. At least until tomorrow.