CHICAGO (CBS) — The crowds swelled along the lakefront for day two of the 58th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show.
Officials don’t yet have an attendance count for the two-day event, however organizers planned for more than two million to pack the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street, over the course of the weekend.
Saturday, attendees got rain, but today, they got sun. Crowds turned away by Saturday’s rain packed the lakefront for the largest event of its kind in the U.S. Sunday, while a little cooler, was the perfect weather to be on the beach and enjoy the show.
Half of the fun of watching is the juxtaposition of new and old. For longtime Air and Water Show goers, seeing the difference between older and newer jets, for example. “I am absolutely mystified by how far aviation has come…” Susan Dacy said.