Posts By: amager

North Coast Day 1: A Little Rain, A Lot of Disco

Here’s the thing: I love North Coast.  It’s the perfect book-end to the summer festival season, getting everyone out for one last rage before we retreat to our radiator-heated apartments waiting for Summer Camp again.  Friday kicked off with a little snag in the way of a rain delay… in total, it about about 75… Read more »

STS9 and Umphrey’s McGee at Northerly Island

Let’s start at the beginning of this epic night.  After a weird Chicago summer of never being really that hot, until one point when it was insanely hot, we finally reached the best-ever-summer-weather.  Tribe and Umphrey’s played this Saturday at FirstMerit Pavilion (Northerly Island).  Fun fact for non-Chicagoans… Northerly Island is an island that used… Read more »

Thursday Recap & Friday plans: living it up in the RV

We did it!  I’m so excited to be here back at Summer Camp, blogging from the back of the church. The trip down from Chicago was particularly epic, because my crew decided to go all-out this year and rent an RV.  It. Is. Awesome.  We picked it up from the suburbs of Chicago, loaded our… Read more »

Summer Camp 2013: the Ultimate Packing List

If you’ve gone to Summer Camp (or any festival) before, you know there’s probably the person that’s a little too organized with the planning…. nice to meet you, that’s me.  But this year, I didn’t send out my usual spreadsheet of packing reminders and to-do’s to our campsite – which is all boys – and… Read more »

Band to Catch: Maps & Atlases

Can you believe it’s almost here?!  Getting ready for next weekend, let’s chat about a band you must see… Maps & Atlases is based out of Chicago, and I had the opportunity to catch them this New Year’s Eve at Schubas in Lakeview.  It was a blast.  They even covered Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to… Read more »

Gomez in Chicago – 7/21/12

This past Saturday, the boys of Gomez (hailing from the UK) made a stop in Chicago during the US leg of their tour.   In case you missed them at Summer Camp in 2009, Gomez is a five-piece British act consisting of Ben Ottewell (vocals, guitar), Tom Gray (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Paul Blackburn (bass, guitar), Olly… Read more »

Interview with Steve Sinde, drummer for Strange Arrangement

Did you know that Steve’s first experience with Strange Arrangement was at Summer Camp?  After hearing their set and grabbing a summer sampler CD, he learned all the music on his own… when they were on a hunt for a new drummer, he was the man for the job! Hear Steve & I chat about… Read more »

CIT Abby’s top 10 memories of Summer Camp 2012

Well folks, we did it.  And as a Summer Camp veteran, I’m going to go out on a limb and say this was possibly the best Summer Camp yet!  Here are the top 10 things I loved about this year…. 1.  Nobody’s set got rained out this year.  Whew! 2. The collective screams of approval… Read more »

Ch-Ch-Changes: What’s new at Summer Camp this year

Alright fellow campers, for those of us who have been here over the years, you’ll notice a lot of new stuff this year.  Here’s what I’ve noticed so far: RFID chips in your wristbands –  this year we’re high-tech, and you’ll need to get scanned in every time you enter or exit the park (for… Read more »