Market Days is one of the biggest street festivals in the Midwest. With thousands of people coming in town from all over the United States just to check out the booths and entertainment there is always lots of eye candy. The big gay weekend actually started on Friday night with a fundraiser at Macy's called Glamorama including a fashion show and performance by Cee Lo Green.
Saturday morning started off with a visit to Wizard World's Comic Convention with superheroes, celebs and artists. The geek squad was in full effect and having grown up reading comic books it was special treat to see I am not the only nerd in the world loving a muscle man in tights. The crowds were so large I had to make a quick getaway in my Nunnmobile.
It was a raining afternoon back at the market with Maxine Nightingale being drench then Darren Criss was late with Gleeks waiting everywhere. I sat under the stage to stay dry then left early to head to the House of Blues to journey back to the '80s with singers Debbie Gibson and Tiffany. The girls packed the place and proved the song was true with opening cover "Sisters Are Doing it for Themselves."
The next day the weather was better but sunny one minute then overcast the next. It was so much fun hanging backstage with The Voice's Frenchie Davis (she said she liked my glasses) also Lisa Lisa and Tony Hadley from Spandau Ballet were a blast to chat with after interviewing them earlier. Strolling to each booth is always fun and catching up with people that you seldom see can be good and bad.
Where else can you eat a weenie on a stick, get sprayed by a man with a hose and play Twister on a stage in the same street? Walking from Belmont to Addison could be tricky with the crowds but people were a lot nicer than the attendees at Lollapalooza the week before. To take a break, I left Halsted behind to see the Janet Jackson concert in Milwaukee. Luckily Miss Jackson was worth the trip with her greatest hits tour to finish off the long weekend!