Chicago day 1 – Million Dollar Quartet

I love Chicago! This is a great town. If I were to live in a big city, I would live in Chicago. The people are nice, the streets are clean, the food is great, but the traffic is horrific! Left Memphis at 8am and arrived in ChiTown at 5pm, after making 2 stops. The only site on the way was the big cross in Effingham.

the Cross in Effingham

I had just enough time to check into the hotel, unpack, eat a snack, shower and get ready for Million Dollar Quartet. I decided to leave an hour before the play started because with this crazy Chicago traffic, I didn’t know how long it was going to take to get there. Luckily, I did because I arrived less than a half hour before the play started.

Apollo Theatre Chicago

Million Dollar Quartet Chicago

Carl, Elvis, Jerry Lee, Johnny

I took my seat in the front row, and it was almost on the stage. The Apollo Theatre is very intimate. The stage is level with the front row.

'Sun Studio'

Million Dollar Quartet was a fantastic play! It brought a tear to my eye. The guy who played Sam Phillips, Tim Decker, was amazing. He was completely transformed as Sam. And Elvis was played by David Lago, who I remember from ‘Young and Restless’ and ‘7th Heaven.’ I was completely in my element. This is my music, rockabilly. I was definitely born too late.  I am just so proud that this play is popular, so America can learn that Rock n Roll started in Memphis, not Cleveland where the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame is located.

Of course I had to buy a tee shirt and magnet to commemerate the night.

my million dollar quartet stuff

On the way home, I couldn’t resist taking a photo of the Chicago River. I love this town!

Chicago!

Please watch my video of my night at Million Dollar Quartet in Chicago http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84LeMBnDmKw

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About Deena 'On the Road with U2' Dietrich (542 Articles)
My name is Deena Dietrich. I live in Ellicott City, Maryland with my 2 dogs Elvis and Cilla. I am making my way as a Social Media Manager, Blogger and now Author. I have written my U2 memoir 'On the Road with U2: my musical journey' (available on amazon) about the 75 (now 90 and soon to be 100) U2 shows I have been to ZooTv to 360 and the places I’ve seen and the people I’ve met along the way. My motto is “It is better to regret something you have done, than something you haven’t.” So follow me on my journey as I pursue my passions in music and sports: U2, Broncos, Elvis, Grizzlies, LMP, Orioles, NKOTB. Please connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ or you can email me at deenadietrich@gmail.com.

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