During the summer when I was visiting Chicago with Stagg we HAD to go to Buddy Guys Legends because I am crazy for his food...and music. There is often someone playing during the dinner hour and I needed ribs and collard greens and chocolate cake drizzled with kahlua. Well...Stagg and I absilutely pigged out and it was stinking hot so we went for a slow walk and down by the lake. Stagg wanted to show me Buckingham Fountain. I am crazy about fountains...and often have water in both my paintings or in my short films...many times a fountain. Fountains are to me what bears are to John Irving.
I thought this was the coolest fountain...and then the air was cooler because of the lake and the spray from this spectacle...we sat down and there is a major change in the fountains it has a huge spray in the middle timed throughout the day...and when it went off..."America The Beautiful" came on over loud speakers...I jumped we had a set of speakers right behind us...and Stagg said, that must have been introduced since 9/11. It was a wonderful walk and evening and then songs liek Rogers and Hammerstein came on...very strange but kind of cool.