Tiffanie Beatty, our LearnChicago! Coordinator has been hired full time as our Program Associate. She sent this via email the other evening after attending Lollapalooza (with former staffer Shane Peterson).
“Everyone, I have a confession!
As you know, I have been here a year and up until last night, I LIKED Chicago a lot!
I have even said I “loved” Chicago. But I have been lying.
Last night though, surrounded by over a 100,000 musty, screaming, white suburbanites,
I fell hard.
At first I was mostly excited for Shane. Somewhere in the middle of “Homecoming” I screamed “Shane, you are home!” Right after I said it, I realized so was I.
Standing there, with my diamond in the sky, some of my favorite South Siders (Hyde Parkers to be specific) by my side, Mr. West on the stage goin nuts, and the magnificent skyline behind it all,
I became one of the many.”