We went to the country music festival at Taste Chicago to see this guy:
But first we saw these people learn to dance:
I really love this picture:
This guy had tap shoes on and did a little Sammy Davis, Jr. to the Hoyle Brothers:
Then we saw the Honky Tonk traveling museum, featuring memorabilia from Elvis, Buddy Holly, Webb Pierce, Patsy Cline, etc. Here is Ben posing next to Webb Pierce's suit. I have no idea what he was looking at or why he's trying to pretend like seconds before he wasn't like "Take a picture of me, take a picture of me!"
This is more like it (posing with the Killer):
Finally, after a root beer float (me) and a frozen ice-cream cake on a stick and rib sandwich (him), we saw what we came for:
We love Grant:
And Mike Frederickson and Gerald:
Robbie Fulks played his face off,
but he was outshined by this guy dancing. He did the "throw the dice" and the "I'm a robber creeping through your laser alarms" dances better than anyone I've ever seen. I wanted to shake his hand but I didn't want to break the spell. The girl he was with tried to keep up but her strapless top kept her occupied. A valiant effort, anyhow.
Check out the guy with the white hair. He's like, I totally relate to you. They are pretty hilarious. But I'm a real photographer so I won't be snapping their picture like you. Here's hoping for nip slippage, though!
One more, because I love them so: