As far as outdoor venues are concerned, it’s tough to top Grant Park in the summer. Remember Radiohead’s unbelievable show in Hutchinson Field during the “Amnesiac” tour? Multiply that by, oh, a hundred, spread over three days and expand the playing field by three. With the country’s best skyline on one side and the haunting, beautiful lake on the other (Buckingham Fountain spouting in between), Grant Park hosts with elegance. Even the unplanned Soldier Field fireworks—which erupted in the middle of Pearl Jam’s set this year, illuminating the sky—capped a weekend visual marathon.
Best of Chicago 2007