If there was any apprehension about the performance and showmanship of these old rockers after all these years and with several new additions then that was set aside immediately as Chicago took the stage in Clearwater last thursday night. I grew up, like many of my generation, listening to their songs and as a member of several bands over the years myself have played many of them too! Confessionally, it had been a few years since I had imbibed in their cool vibes and curiously took to Spotify (like any self-respecting poor lover of lots of music) trying to find a recent recording from a live show. To summarize, what I heard had me partially curious and also slightly apprehensive until that is I was standing in the photography pit just below the stage. WOW! "Baby, What a Big Surprise!" The only way it could have been better if it was actually "Saturday in the Park" Coachman Park that is. It wasn't, it was thursday and it was packed, and felt like a massive sing along...love those! :)
Okay, enough chit chat, on with the business end of things. Here are some of my fav's from the evening. I hope you enjoy the photographs, if you do please feel free to drop me a line, I'd love to hear your thoughts! Thanks for reading and stopping by.