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The general, socio-political and very personal rantings and ravings of a hip hop head from the hood hustling for change... Of himself.

You all know me and are aware that I am unable to remain silent. At times to be silent is to lie. For silence can be interpreted as acquiescence.
—Miguel de Unamuno


Monday, June 09, 2008

Black Saturday, Blue Sunday

I stared my weekend driving thru a mother effing tornado. Yes, I drove thru the storm system against my better judgement but I did make it from Lexington, Kentucky to Chicago in about 5 hours. These were taken driving on I-65 north in Endinburgh right around the time Hillary Clinton wrapped up her speech. Edinburgh is about 35 miles south of Indianapolis.

An hour later, all of the major highways around Indy from Terre Haute there were closed due to either flooding or twisters touching down. At that point, I was 2 hours away, driving in sunlight towards Chicago.

I got home to have a quiet and dry weekend. I had a few friends and family that got hit by tornado systems but no on was hurt and property damage was minimal. My other half, my Celtics shirt and I wandered out to the park downtown Sunday night and joined over 100,000 other folks in enjoying a legendary set with B.B. King who closed out the 25th annual Chicago Blues Festival. It was so important for me to spend this time with my wife witnessing a legend under the stars. It'll make you drive thru a storm... Or get the blues.

History, y'all.


Darius T. Williams said...

Hey bro...glad u made it thru those storms with no problem. We didn't suffer too much here in the chi...interestng pics.

So, it looks like u were at the petrillo bandshell. I can hardle tell from the pics and I'm on my bbery. Anyway, they should have had it at the pritzker pavillion...I think its sooo much better. Glad u enjoyed it.

The Second Sixty-Eight said...

Most cool that none of you got blown away.

Except by B.B. of course...

Luke Cage said...

Very smooth brotha. Dayum this crazy weather. It's like the Day after Tomorrow in this piece. What in the hell? I bet BB King brought the real storm though. Definitely legendary...

The Addict said...

You were a brave soul to travel through suspect weather. Glad you made it safely.

Also...loving how you said it was necessary for you to witness the concert with the wife! Ahhh, love! It's a beautiful things.


Gallis said...

I always wanted to see him live but couldn't afford tickets the last couple of times.

LadyLee said...

You know, I come through here and leave long thoughtful comments and Blogger chomps them up! sigh.

So, I'm getting through now. If not, I'll just keep reading and slowly walk away...

Glad you made it through the storm unscathed. The pictures on the news are unreal.

And to see a legend like B.b. King live. OH JOY!!!

Eb the Celeb said...

Awwe... I just left the CHI