Dateline – Chicago Theater – December 14, 2014
Right out of the blocks Don Nottingham steals my line. Straight No Chaser came to town for two shows on the 14th of December. A 3pm Matinee and an 8pm evening show. In my mind’s eye, as I was thinking of what to write, I thought of the obvious baseball hook. And during an intro to Use Me (second song of the first show) Don steals it from me. “Since we’re in Chicago,” Don says. “We thought we would follow the words of Cubs great Ernie Banks. ‘It’s a beautiful day – Let’s do 2 shows!” Crowd erupts. And my creative blog goes in the tank.