This past Sunday you probably noticed a lot of soccer fans (amidst all of the Hawks fans as well). The US men's soccer team captured the Concacaf Gold Cup by beating Panama 1-0.
We always get a kick (pun intended) by the variety of fans who show up for events in the Sloop. The American Outlaws, a group of US soccer supporters, are always up there. Before the match they convened at Weather Mark Tavern to mobilize the forces and we got this picture:
If you're an avid reader you probably remember when we captured this video from 2009 at the corner of Prairie and 18th (outside of the US soccer headquarters):
It's always interesting times during these events. Some other highlights this summer have been Justin Timberlake/Jay-Z concert (good place to be for single men), Phish concert (good place to smile), Bon Jovi (good place for men seeking cougars), Jimmy Buffett concert (good place for drinking), Spring Awakening Festival (good place for neon and dancing), Blackhawks Cup Parade (good place to meet people who don't know what icing is).
and now...the king pin of them all - Lollapalooza!
(Hat tip: SB & MM!)