My winning story | The Illinois Lottery Erykah Badu Concert

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I love all things Chicago! Being born and raised in Chicago the Taste of Chicago has been a must attend event every year. ¬†The food draws you in. ¬†Imagine¬†having delicious sample sizes of the best to eat and drink that Chicago has to offer. ¬†Then add in the good citizens of Chicago. ¬†Followed up with live music at the Petrillo band shell. That’s a recipe for a great time. ¬†This year my experience included The Illinois Lottery. ¬†I was treated to The Illinois Lottery Erykah Badu Concert and it was my best time ever at the Taste! ¬†I made sure to come early to get a good seat. ¬†I was accompanied by my good friend Dana as well as food blogger and friend Rachel of¬†eattheburbs.com. ¬†We mingled at the food tent for longer then we probably should have, lol. ¬†The food provided for the invited guest was very tastily. ¬†I’m still thinking about those fish tacos now. ¬†There was a little something for everyone. ¬†To top it off they had the cutest rice crispy treat as dessert decorated in The Illinois Lottery traditional colors of blue and yellow. ¬†¬†

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We were drawn outside by the roar of the crowd. ¬†I know the music was about to start. ¬†First up was Trombone Shorty. ¬†A New Orlean native who sure can blow! ¬†I was not familiar with his music before hearing him play at the concert. ¬†I can say he’s earned himself a fan. ¬†He played uptempo beats to traditional New Orleans marching brand sound. ¬†Which had a few ladies twirling their umbrellas. ¬†He had us all up and moving. ¬†I loved it!¬†

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After Trombone Shorty got the crowd warmed up Erykah Badu took to the stage and did her thang. ¬†She dawned a large hat that when removed revealed a beautiful turban. ¬†She also worn her feather wings. ¬†Let’s just say I was here for her fashions. ¬†Erykah’s live singing voice is just as beauty as she is. ¬†She sung all my favorites. ¬†My heart was happy. ¬†It was like singing along with an old friend. ¬†From¬†“Bag Lady” to “Call Tyrone”¬†I was taken back to my very first time I was introduced to her music. ¬†Beyond singing Erykah Badu AKA Fat Belly Bella was funny. ¬†She’s a true performer. ¬†She had us laughing. ¬†She even joked around with the sign language interpreter. ¬†She mention how many years it’s been since she’s been to Chicago. ¬†I must say Chicago welcomed her back with opened arms. ¬†

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I want to thank The Illinois Lottery for bringing Erykah Badu back to Chicago. ¬†The Illinois Lottery Erykah Badu Concert was great. ¬†My friends agree because we talked about it all night. ¬†If you weren’t able to attend the The Illinois Lottery Erykah Badu Concert you can find pictures and video on social media. ¬†Find out more about this and more events done by The Illinois Lottery by using the following link http://bit.ly/1HxmS2w. ¬†You can find The Illinois Lottery by using the handle @IllinoisLottery on Twitter ¬†and Instagram. ¬†On Facebook search The Illinois Lottery to find them there. ¬†Also, use the hashtag¬†#IllinoisLottery #mywinningstory to see postings. You might even see me.¬†