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Chicago Fest rocks into the wee hours
[Posted by Jude Kessler on Saturday, 08/15/09 8:59 am] [Full Blog] [Related Posts] [Tweet] [Facebook]

They're sitting on sofas, lounge chairs, tables, and floors in the Hyatt Regency in Chicago at the Fest for Beatles Fans. The Marketplace had closed for the evening, but the fans - attired in new Beatles tees, belts, and jackets - were still singing the night away on three separate floors.

Fans with guitars are everywhere

Up in the lobby, journalist Jonathon Polk (former COO of Capitol Records) talked about his fascinating "Beatles Box of Vision" coffee table book which will come out later this week. All day long, he was selling the distinguished black case designed to hold collectors' Beatles album and CD covers, and now he is relaxing as he discusses "the long and winding road" that took his idea from conception, to planning, to production, to reality. The elegant case, which includes histories of each album - written by Beatles expert, Bruce Spizer - was ten years in the making. And Polk is justifiably proud.

Ann Bando and your humble reporter

Late night fans watch as Allen Tennenbaum, whose signature photos of John and Yoko have earned him distinction, sits by the fireplace chatting with Fest Organizer, Mark Lapidos. And lifelong fan, Kathy Kneist from Jefferson City, Missouri, is here again this year with her husband, Tim, and her service dog, Felix. For some, the Fest is a first-time experience. But for others, like Ann Bando, the Fest is a lifelong tradition. Ann, who visited Liverpool for the first time this past year and who saw Dhani Harrison in concert at Lollapalooza, is excitedly sharing her photos of both events with those around her.

Day One at the Fest ends with souvenirs, conversation, and photos. It ends with fans becoming friends. It ends with singing. And you know that can't be bad.

More live coverage from the Fest coming up today! Stay tuned!

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