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Anna Popovic Blues Concert at the Watseka Theater

So until today, I'd never heard of blues artist Anna Popovic or the town of Watseka, Illinois.

"Until today" being the operative part of that sentence.

The Captain, some neighbors, and I loaded up in our ride and started the trek to the Watseka Theater in -- you guessed it -- Watseka, IL. Two neighbors are big blues fans and the rest of us were just along for the ride. If you know anything about Illinois geography, you basically leave Chicago, pass Kankakee, turn right at a corn field, drive down another 11 cornfields, make a left, and you are in Watseka.

While blues isn't my first, or second, or 15th choice in music genres, the concert was quite good, and the venue was really nice. The smaller theater sat about 300-400 guests (and the 'house' was packed), and had an adjacent bar and lounge area (per some signs, they also had a pre-show buffet we missed).

We stuck around and got some autographs (our neighbor-fans were IN HEAVEN).

If you ever get a chance (and enough gas) to head down to the Watseka Theater, it's a quaint venue for any concert or show. Here is their web site to check out upcoming events:

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