Dinner with a small group of friends at Buddy Guy's Legends on South Wabash in Chicago. There was a classic blues singer called Fruteland Jackson, who looked and sounded the part superbly, including a fabulous a capella song ("Tell me what you say").
This was classic delta blues, world class music from a great man who is defying the Basil Fawlty convention "not to mention the war" that everyone else seems to go for round here right now, with his Blues over Baghdad.
The cost? Free. If we'd been able to stay for the incredible Carl Weathersby, it would have cost us $15. Chicago is Jazz & Blues heaven, and world class music is (almost) free here!