Thursday night’s Chicago Live! audience seemed skewed toward the under-30 age group. They arrived early. They stood and waited in the heat. And, in honor of guest Billy Corgan, they wore a lot of
The sold-out crowd saw Chicago Fire team captain
Fans whipped out their smart phones to capture the interview and musical performance. After the show, Corgan took photos with fans and at least one fellow guest –- Chicago peace activist Stephanie Weiner.
Two women said they drove down from Milwaukee to see Corgan, and drove back to Milwaukee after the show. Another had come from Phoenix, still another had driven up from Lexington, Ky. Three boys who were high school juniors from Crystal Lake weren’t sure they’d make it in time with all the traffic on their long drive into the city, and wondered if they’d be allowed to stick around after the show and actually visit with guests (yes). Four women who were fans of Rick Kogan’s Sunday morning radio program on
Several said they'd be coming back, and you can, too. Here's a link to information about and tickets to the show, which records each Thursday evening through Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Chicago Theatre Downstairs, 175 N. State St.