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Monday Morning Mirth July 30, 2012

Monday Morning Mirth

SUMMERTIME. And the living is easy…

Especially in my neighborhood!

Here, this weekend, you would’ve found a carnival like none other: the Wicker Park Fest!

Right along my old street, I found lots of sound and excitement, music, street theatre, eats (corn-on-the-cob, cevapcici, ice cream) but what to my wandering eye should appear, over all, hovering in the air, that Mistress of Low Culture herself, dancing to the music…

…all lovin’ the stylings of Midwest Hype, who play what I call Urban Fusion,

which is something I hadn’t really heard a lot of up here — (but have heard all over New Orleans) — and now we can swing too to: “an absolutely ruthless explosive jam-funk driven sound with flashes of reggae, hip-hop, and even prog rock”

blowing up Evergreen St in a stage area surrounded by: my dry cleaners

and the dress shop where everybody gets their quinceaƱera threads

where you would find plenty of the Hairstyle of Summer Chicago 2012, where, NO, we won’t be beaten, vexed, nay, Melted Down by +100 temps, we will

TOPKNOT !

In the grand tradition of Chicago Cupcaking, where one perches their ribbed hat high on the center of their head all winter long, the ladies and gentlemen of Wicker Park park that twist as high as it will go…

Myself, I was in pigtails…


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