Well, who'd have thunk it?
Last night had me watching the first half of the Superbowl, IN CHICAGO, in a bar, surrounded by Bears fans!
Bf had a hankering to see the new David Lynch film, Inland Empire (I wonder what Wing would think of this one?). The movie isn't playing in Wisconsin at all, so we head down to Chicago to have a gander at it. It is long, weird, and actually, pretty good. The Music Box theater is fantastic. They have a lot of really interesting films and their weekend Midnight movie selections are really eclectic.
There was a guy playing the organ before the show, sitting in a spotlight and looking as though he were having a grand old time. The theater itself is fantastic, really cool looking and decorated to highlight it's history without being stuffy or precious.
After the film we walked back to the car (man that below 0 windchill was awful), and eventually made our way to Mulligan's for beers and da Bears. Bf's brother and bunch of their friends were there to watch the game. I haven't seen most of them for more than a year, but everyone remembered me and were very sweet. I felt like one of the gang (okay, one who didn't know anything about football...). Even my being a cheesehead was not a problem.
The first fourteen seconds of the Superbowl were outta sight! I've never been in the midst of a whole bunch of sports fans going nuts over a televised game. It was a sea of blue and orange, and nearly all of bf's friends were wearing Bears jerseys. It was tons of fun. We left after the half time show and got home pretty early. Best traffic down to Chi and back, evar!
A really fun day. It's nice to get away for a bit [and see new places and old faces].