Thursday, August 20, 2015

Chicago Air and Water Show

This past weekend, Chicago was treated to one of my favorite annual events: The Air and Water Show!
Photo credit: Facebook | Chicago Air and Water Show

The event, which is in its 57th year, features all kinds of daredevil stunts by military pilots and aircraft.
Photo credit: Facebook | Chicago Air and Water Show

This year, the show was headlined by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, who trade off annually with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.
Photo credit: Facebook | U.S. Navy Blue Angels

The Air and Water show is Chicago's second largest event, just behind the Taste of Chicago. It draws some 2 MILLION people each year!
Photo credit: Facebook | Chicago Air and Water Show
And if you're like our Business & Account Manager Kal and live near the lake, it's hard to miss the show!
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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Percipia Goes To Six Flags

Every summer, our office goes on a summer outing. This year's event? A trip to Six Flags!



It was a beautiful day to ride roller coasters.



While some of our employees are roller coaster vets, there were a few of us who were pretty new to them too! (Myself included.)



It didn't take long after our first stop (The Raging Bull) for me to get a hang of it though.


I think everyone's favorite ride had to have been the Superman. Since we purchased fast passes (which means NO LINES) we were able to go as many times as we wanted! I went four times myself!

Suffice to say, it was a great time!

Thanks again to our awesome CEO Mike!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Lollapalooza

Every summer, millions of music lovers descend on Chicago for one of the world's largest music festivals: Lollapalooza!

Photo Credit: Sirius XM
Held in Grant Park, just a few blocks south of our office, the fun was in full force at this year's Lolla! Headliners like Paul McCartney and Florence + the Machine brought all kind of music lovers together for a great event!

Photo credit: Parker Stockman
Photo credit: Parker Stockman


Lollapalooza's been around since 1991. It started as a sort of farewell tour for the band Jane's Addiction, and just took off from there.

Photo credit: Jamie Pilgrim
Photo credit: Jamie Pilgrim
It hasn't always been in Chicago though. The festival used to move around from city to city until 2005 when it moved permanently to Chicago, and turned into the big weekend event that we've all come to know and love!