Two big happenings in Chicago this weekend, neither of which I am attending. Sure, time and money (and interest) factor in but tomorrow is Grant's 9th birthday and I just don't want to miss an occasion like that. Luckily, the internet is there to make me feel like I'm not missing a thing.
I've been checking out the Lollapalooza webcast off and on today. The Raconteurs played a great set and as I'm typing this Ryan Adams has just started. I've fallen out of touch with Adams but I'm going to listen to/watch some of his set. I do like "Cold Mountain," the opener. Wilco goes on Sunday night at 8:30...I may have to watch "Deadwood" on demand.
This weekend also has Wizard World Chicago going on. I used to be a regular at the Chicago comics convention, even before Wizard World took it over. I haven't been going on a regular basis for 5 or 6 years now. It's just a big crowded mess and doesn't really appeal to me. Plus, I can keep up with all the news at Newsarama and/or Comic Book Resources. Trust me, I used to have to wait until I got home to find out what "happened" at the con anyway.