CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicagoans were out enjoying the great weather Sunday on the first day of summer, a far cry from Saturday night when weather forced festivals all around the city to shut down.
At LakeShake, the headliner Brad Paisley never even took the stage, but there was a silver lining in that raincloud.
CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports once the gates opened Sunday morning, country music fans raced for the best seats.
Raelynn started off a star-studded lineup including Florida Georgia Line and Brad Paisley, who postponed his show last night after bad weather forced fans to scramble away and huddle under tents.
“It got really cloudy and my CBS 2 weather app went off too saying there were severe storms in the area,” said Kathy Quinn.
“We had to skip yesterday so we are thrilled that Brad Paisley got tacked on at the end,” said Cheryl Bylina.
Bad weather also impacted Pride Fest, but vendors were eager to make up for it today.
“It’s fantastic, I love the crowds,” said Tony Stein with Clark Street Sports. “I have fun making deals with people and sending them home happy.”
While the Gold Coast art fair closed ahead of the rain Saturday, they did have pockets of mud to deal with today. But Chicagoans we talked to are eager to move forward with one of summers greatest traditions: city festivals.
“This is the start of the official season, first day of summer and we are in high gear making up for all that horrible weather we had over the winter,” said Amy Amdur.