CHICAGO READER: Maura Walsh, Creator of Tiny Guide to Chicago Arts
By: Jamie Ludwig
October 1, 2020
I remember being a teenage girl, learning how to drive, and sneaking out to go to concerts—I’d tell my dad I was going to my friend’s house. Obviously the Bottle and Double Door were always 21 and over, but I remember calling them begging them to let me in and saying, “I’m not going to drink, I just want to see the show.” So when I turned 21, it opened up the whole world. I usually went alone, which my dad would be mortified to hear, but I wasn’t going to let not having anyone to go with stop me. It was just so important to my well-being to see live music.