Chicago Invasion 2009

Lobsters all lined up...

Lobsters all lined up...

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!!