In Spite of Fall-like Conditions, Chicago Public Radio Presents... Busts Out Another Sold Out Event "I wish you could just do ten of these..." - a thrilled attendee Doing events in Phoenix must be a cake walk.‚ I mean, all the other factors come into play when planning a public event in Arizona - the venue, the capacity, the selling of the tickets, the actual program, the day-of setup, the post-event strike - an event is an event is an event.‚ In Chicago, however, the 800-lb Gorilla sitting in his car just outside the show is the infamous Chicago weather. After all the planning and work we had put into our "very special book reading" at the Heartland Cafe, it was the rain that threatened to derail the whole proceedings.‚ As someone who has produced live events in Chicago, I know with a certainty a few die-hard rules of thumb:
- Never produce an event on Super Bowl Sunday or Easter.
- The Friday after Thanksgiving is great because everyone wants to get out of their homes and away from their relatives for a couple of hours...
- People in Chicago will brave the heat, the wind, and bitter cold but rain will keep them home.
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