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Festival Season Heats Up in Chicago

The Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival

Very near the Belmont El Stop Sunday May 2018

Heading to Chicago from Memorial Day to Labor Day? I’d suggest checking out one or more of the vast Street Fests in and around town.  Some of the Bigger events include the Taste of Chicago, Lallapalooza, Mole De Mayo, The Great American Lobster Fest, Chicago House Music Festival, Many Greek Fests, The Chicago Blues Fest, Ribfest Chicago, The Grant Park Music Fest and the various neighborhood Street parties.

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Streetzblog checked out the Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival on Sunday May 26, 2018  From 7:30-9:45pm.  It’s located just below the Belmont Street El Station.  You get off the train walk across the street and there’s the fest. Super easy, very safe, extremely accessible and costs just $5 to get in.

The Street Party had a vast array of ethnically diverse things to eat and drink.  Lobster, Lumpia, Lamb Burgers, Potato pancakes, Cheese curds, Fried Twinkies, Vegan delights, Sausages, Loaded Fries, Beer and even Pina Colada’s.

When I was there, one stage had a DJ and a  colorful skit, while the other stage played  spot on-in tune cover music.

 

In between the 2 stages were food booths along with many mini pop ups of T-Shirts, Jewelry, Sunglasses, various art projects along with some sponsors passing out pretty cool free gear and gadgets.  I scored a free pair of Sunnys along with a couple flashlights. And Bought a few pairs. Who can pass up, Buy ONE for $20, get TWO FREE?  Haha, yep got me good. But I gotta say I do look pretty fly in the Prado’s.

Some notable shirts included Psychologist with the ologist letters crossed out, the Brightly colored Lincoln shirts, Some nice Chicago shirts for $10, and a shirt with: I’m as Happy as a Duck with Bread boldly written across the front.

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Did I mention Lemonade! OMG it was so tasty!! Lemonade has to be one of my favorite Summertime drinks and this was pretty amazing.

It was a very friendly group of fest attendees, not rowdy, very chill, with a nice mid western happy party vibe.  Music  was great, Journey & J Giles covers were heard from the bands. And the DJ played some Daft Punk, Chicago House along with some classic Dance tracks. The DJ music was sponsored by club Berlin, so it was pretty high calibre spinning.

The Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival happens Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. It rates 5 out of 5 stars. And Pro tip:  There’s a Liquor store next door and across the street is a CVS with lots of ice cold water and more cheap drinks. Lots of easy ways to pre party prior to going in our picking up something cold for the trip home on the El Train.

Here’s one of my favorite pictures that sums the party up in one image. I call it Happiness.

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See you on the Streetz…of Chicago!

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Have a nice Weekend!

Model 500-No UFO’s

On Friday’s, I like to post especially happy people having a good time. This Friday I found this video on a French website. It doesn’t mean it’s French. Yet, it’s fun to watch on a Friday before the weekend. Lots of people dressed up, dancing and having a good time.  I don’t know much else about it, but it does have the Friday, Saturday, Sunday Vibe. Looks like it’s from the 1970’s? I’m not sure.  Hopefully, it  lifts your spirits for an exciting fun-filled weekend. Enjoy the dance moves and see you on the Streetz.

The Best Club In The Make Believe World!

The Ultimate Club Mash-Up

This is so much fun to watch! The Best Where’s Waldo yet! See how many stars you can spot in Antonio Maria da Silva’s Hell’s Club. Below the video I wrote as many as I could find. My fav part is when John Travolta in Pulp Fiction watches John Travolta dance in Saturday Night Fever. What’s your favorite part?

John Travolta
Al Pacino
Hayden Christensen
Wesley Snipes
Jim Carrey
Tom Cruise
John Leguizamo
Mike Meyers
Pinhead from Hellraiser
Cameron Diaz
Will Ferrell
R2D2
Arnold Schwarzenegger

In the comments area, LMK who I missed and what part you liked best or worst? And who you would want to add to Hell’s Club. I would for sure add Michael J. Fox from Bright Lights Big City, Julia Stiles from Save the Last Dance and Madonna from Desperately Seeking Susan. See you on the Streetz or maybe in the Club this weekend!

Dance, RUN, Jump!

ID Presents the A-Z’s of DANCE

I found this video on Kitt Noir’s Blog. Check out these dance moves! Looks like they remembered everything. Do you see any great moves they forgot to include?

JAY Z and Beyonce’s RUN Trailer

Here’s the best movie trailer ever produced for a film that doesn’t exist. Some say it’s JAY Z and Beyonce’s way of taking attention away from the Solange Knowles elevator filming. I’m like, if you can make a video that quickly this good. Keep on keeping on taking attention away from Solange and whoever else and make this into a real movie. Can you count the stars in here? There’s like a new one every 12 seconds! So much Star Power! Did they really make this in just a few days. Hard for me to believe.

I noticed JAY Z, Beyonce, Blake Lively, Sean Penn, Don Cheadle, Guillermo Diaz, Jake Gyllenhaal, Rashida Jones, and Emmy Rossum. Who did I miss?

DJ Amen and Don Benjamin at the JUMP

See you Thursday Thru Sunday on the Streetz of Chicago. If you’re on Oahu, Don’t miss DJ Amen and one of America’s Next Top Model’s Don Benjamin this Friday May 23rd at the Jump at Vice. Go Chicago Blackhawks-See you in about 32 hours.

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