The Good Times Will Live in Our Hearts

Its 7 a.m., and my alarm is rudely going off inside this dark room at my hostel. It's Saturday morning, September 12, and finally THE day that I see The Academy Is... play to thousands of fans at Riot Fest Chicago. I have waited six years to see this band perform. I was in the … Continue reading The Good Times Will Live in Our Hearts

Hostel Love

   4 a.m. on Monday morning, and I am standing at the Clark and Lake Blue Line station waiting for the train to show up. My time has come to leave Chicago. The sun is not due to rise for at least two hours. I don't know how I am functioning. I didn't go to … Continue reading Hostel Love