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.
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.
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.
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.
On the way home, I couldn’t resist taking a photo of the Chicago River. I love this town!
Please watch my video of my night at Million Dollar Quartet in Chicago http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84LeMBnDmKw