We thought it would be a good idea to spend our final night in Chicago watching “The Blues Brothers” in Grant Park. Just before the movie started, there was an announcement over the PA that “thunderstorms are likely after 9pm.” Despite the warning, we all agreed to stay for the entire movie.
When the movie got to the climactic Palace Hotel concert, the wind picked up and rain started to fall. Then it started to pour. We sat through it for about 5 minutes. At some point, we couldn’t hear the movie because so many people were screaming and running around. So we decided to leave.
We were absolutely soaked. Once we got to the parking garage, I took my shirt off in order to dry off (you’ll understand why I’m telling you this later). Melissa and Jake were with us, so they also tried to dry off. As we waited in line to leave the parking garage, a large man tried to cut the line and pull his car in front of me. I didn’t let him, so he pulled in behind me.
As I inched forward in the parking garage, I could vaguely hear people yelling something along the lines of “guy with no shirt.” At first, I thought someone was just making fun of me, but then I heard the word “wallet” and it made me pay attention. Then I heard, “Hey guy with no shirt, there’s a wallet on your trunk!”
I jumped out of the car and ran to the trunk. But Shawnee, Melissa and Jake didn’t hear anyone yelling at me, so they thought that I was trying to get in a fight with the guy in the car behind us. Despite this, they made no attempt to try to stop me or help. Turns out Melissa and Jake left their IPod and IPhone on our trunk.
I apologize in advance for the pictures from that night that Shawnee is going to post.