My husband and I — along with a new lens for the camera — decided on a last minute trip to Chicago for FitzGerald’s American Music Festival. We both wanted to see the Blasters with special guest/original member Dave Alvin. My husband assured me that I’d enjoy the rest of the acts, and I trust him. I rearranged my work schedule and off we went. I was not disappointed. Two nights of the festival, three different stages, good fun, plenty of waitresses and a Cubs game to fill the time between days. We even had paper napkin fireworks! If you want to hear more about the festival, check out this review or this one. Trust me, it was a great festival, and I wouldn’t hesitate to return. My new lens served me well, too. Take a look. Oh, and this is just a small sample, check the reviews above or here for more pics.