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Off the Rails with Station to Station, part IV: Union Station Happening


Memoirs from the train… on Doug Aitken’s Station to Station tour. Originally published via Art Nerd Chicago.

Tuesday, September 10th

Chicago Union Station

It was hot in Chicago – a typical humid, Midwestern scorcher. We loaded up on green juice and got settled into the production office.

White Mystery and The Black Monks of Mississippi joined us at the Chicago Happening along with Caught on Tape (Thurston Moore/John Moloney) who traveled with us from the east coast, and Mavis Staples. Legend.

Chicago also became the place where our producers started an Urs Fischer Yurt tradition: the impromptu, acoustic guitar bed-in performances. You never knew when one of the STS artists might end up in the white yurt with a guitar. Ariel Pink, Tim Koh and Eleanor Friedberger all enjoyed some Urs Fischer time.

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