Well, back in the day George Gershwin did sing ‘Summertime and the livin’ is easy.’ We have come a long way since then and COVID-19 seems to have destroyed any chance of that, but thankfully some local businesses are trying to bring some joy to summer this year I spite of the chaos.
Local H came to Gibson’s Harvest Moon Drive-In Theater and performed for two days at the weekend. This marked the first large musical event of its kind since the coronavirus pandemic began and the entertainment industry was all but shuttered back in March.
While drive-ins have become way less common over the last few decades, the pandemic has pushed people to think outside the box. As such, events such as these are not only popular but a wonderful nostalgic memory for middle-aged folk as well as new and exciting for 20+ year olds.
In addition, yesterday there was a wonderful bike camping adventure put on by The Out Our Front Door Organization that started in downtown Chicago at Ping Tom Park and ends today in Shabbona Woods.