Saturday, June 18, 2011

Day 5: Chicagoing, Pt 2

Day two of Chicago, I headed downtown to attend a design conference called NeoCon. The website explains it as:

"NeoCon will furnish your mind with the power of design - three days of pure energy, new thinking, new resources, and bursting with new products. Discover thousands of innovative products and resources for corporate, hospitality, healthcare, retail, government, institutional and residential interiors from more than 700 showrooms and exhibitors."

I met a few classmates of mine there who had driven up from Kansas just for the conference. They had already attended the previous two days of festivities, so they were well-traveled in the 11 floors of exhibitions. We saw a variety of exhibits, got sufficient amounts of free totes, literature and food, and after four hours decided to make our way outside for some cupcakes.

I made my way to meet the rest of The Low End at Shannon's for a lasagna feast. Afterwards we trekked on to the venue, The Whistler. After setting up, sound checking and trying the "band cocktail" we made our way to the back patio where I made a bet with Mark that he couldn't go 24 hours without smoking a cigarette.

We played our set and mingled with the crowd afterwards while The Minneapolis Henrys played. Later we made our way to our temporary beds and finished out our last day in Chicago.

Thanks to the people at the Whistler for letting us play, and Shannon Wilson and Nick Ryan for hosting us!

Kristin // The Low End

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