The highlight of my night came at around 10 p.m. Approaching the Point from the north along the lakeshore path, I happened upon the barriers. From my vantage point it was difficult to see anything at the Point, and difficult to even hear anything. However, promptly at 10 p.m. a band began to play loudly. This was presumably Prince, who was reported would be playing a two-hour set. I stood in the light rain listening for about five minutes with three other people, until the summer night became too chilly. Remember that scene when Luke watches the binary sunset on Tatooine? Like Luke, I too gazed wistfully off into the distance, although without a John Williams score.
(In case you had thought about trying to crash George Lucas and Mellody Hobson’s recent wedding reception at “the Point” in Hyde Park, but didn’t, this is what you missed.)
Doug Wilson, the owner and apprentice-less master at O’Gara and Wilson, will close the Hyde Park bookstore that has occupied 57th Street since at least 1913 — and move to Indiana. The business — which once was called Woodworth’s — actually dates to 1882, but it has had different locations in the city.
Don’t play outside too long.