We kept exploring Chicago, ducking in and out of shops, restaurants, museums and the chilly, windy streets. We headed down to the end of Navy Pier where we kept seeing signs and posters that read, 'It's cooler by the lake' which we couldn't help but agree with! We took the train out to Oak Park to check out some of Frank Lloyd Wright's extravagantly designed homes (saw a squirrel which was super cute - we don't have those in Sydney!). The hotel we were staying in was the Palmer House Hilton and it was gorgeous, it had the most stunning atrium was insanely high ceilings and frescos painted by the same artist who helped to restore those in the Sistine chapel! We also tried deep dish pizza, which was certainly an experience.
My second US tour gig was at the Gallery Cabaret. This was an awesome little bar with a stage at the back. I wish we'd been able to organise more gigs in Chicago - the crowds were always so welcoming and appreciative of music and they all loved my accent!