It was another business-like day in Chicago. I was supposed to wake up at 5:45 AM, but I overslept and missed the early morning session. So, I came by at 8:30 AM to see Doris Kearns Goodwin speak about her new book, Team of Rivals. Then, I went on a long line to get her sign my book that I bought. I also went to all the booths to get free stuff and finally got the key prize of the Expo: it’s not the $5,000 or a trip to New Orleans next year; it was those Monster stuffed animals people were dying for. I waited 3 days to get one these babies and finally got it. Now I have completed the cycle.
As for the sessions I attended, it was much better than the previous day and did learn a lot from the concurrent session speakers. Really, the sessions today help a lot for future use. After the sessions are over, went to dinner downstairs at my hotel, and then headed to the Lionel Richie concert.
To be honest, I had low expectations on the Lionel Richie concert since I’m not an R&B fan and my ears are still ringing from the Local H concert. However, the concert was better than expected only because Lionel not only mentions his 30 years in the music business, but 27 years spending with Nicole Richie. Now, that was funny. Of course, he has to deal with Joel Madden from good Charlotte. Another thing Lionel has to worry. Anyway, the concert was good and at times, I went upfront to take pictures and the lead guitarist spotted me with my hat, if you seen my picture the past couple of days. Yeah, it was a cool show.
Tomorrow will be interesting since the conference ends tomorrow, and I got one half-day for sightseeing. To be frank, this is the first time I felt I never wanted to leave a place and Chicago is that town. The lesson from today is this clip (starts at the 4:15 mark).