Monday, February 02, 2004

Overheard last night

the setting: the sidewalk in front of the North End, a gay bar packed with people watching the last few innings of the Splendid Bowl (or whatever it's called)

dramatis personæ: a cluster of Chicago Gay Men's Chorus members accustomed to unwinding after rehearsal in the usually empty bar -- but unwilling to enter last night given the size of the crowd and the subject matter on the TV screens

A car pulls up. Someone shouts, "Who's winning?"

The chorus members look at each other with marked incredulity. Someone shouts back, "Who's playing?"

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