We actually drove by this event, in its early stages on Saturday night, before full fizzle had set in. The plan was to set fire to some old-house replicas on barges in the Chicago River, downtown.
It rained most of Saturday, and somehow, the house replicas failed to ignite properly.
A lot of money was poured into the show. A lot of people showed up to see it.
The houses were not ignited.
The crowd was not excited.