Show: Four Tet (DJ set)
Location: Smart Bar
Favorite Song: I have great recall with sounds, but I'm horrible when it comes to names. Earlier in the set Four Tet played this very African inspired song which I know I've heard previously + multiple times at that. I've been racking my brain all weekend to try + figure out where I know that song from, but no luck yet. I'll come to an answer eventually. Regardless, it was great. I also secretly loved his mix of "That Boy is Mine."
Memorable Moment: It had been a little while since I had last been at Smart Bar, so it felt nice to be back among my fellow music loving weirdos. It was also great to see Smart Bar so packed on a Thursday night. Four Tet was deserving of the crowd though.
Biggest Letdown: I hate leaving shows early + while it probably was the smart decision at 2am on a Thursday when I had a busy day of work ahead of me, I just didn't want to do it. I was having such a great time + can only imagine what other goodness I missed out on. I need to be more strategic with vacation days for shows like these.
This Show: One of my favorite questions to ask Chicagoans is which bar would you be most upset to learn that it had closed. I love the question, but I've never really had a great answer for it myself. I'm not really attached to one bar in particular + there isn't one that I really frequent more than others. Most people, however, have a pretty easy time answering that question. I was thinking about the show + life over the weekend + it occurred to me that Smart Bar would probably be that bar for me. It's nothing fancy, but the sound is great + the crowd (minus a few occasional sketch balls) is even better. I can't help but feel happy when I'm there. I'd be pretty devastated if I learned it was closing.