Over two dozen Lobsters, Alumni, friends and spouses invaded Chicago for the second annual Alumni Brunch and the Pitchfork Music Festival, July 17-19.
Several folks met up at the Festival to enjoy the variety of music and inexpensive ticket prices over the three-day event, and saw performances by many ACRN-friendly artists. The weather was beautiful and the festival started with shows by seasoned ACRN favorites Built to Spill and Yo La Tengo and closed with a show by the Flaming Lips.
Saturday morning, a sleepy throng of alumni and students alike descended upon Wishbone, a soul-food restaurant near both the Pitchfork venue and Oprah studios, for a brunch-and-learn session with ACRN staff and execs, and Alumni Society members. Between bites of an amazing breakfast, the current state of the station was discussed and a trivia contest was held with prizes from the ACRN Alumni Prize Bag.
Deepest thanks to Drew Perfilio and Jen Bacher who arranged the brunch for us!!