A full house of 500-plus—some concertgoers, some curious fans who simply came to ogle—showed up Friday at Crimson Lounge, where Kid Rock relaxed following his busy evening schedule: After throwing out the first pitch for Mullet Night at the Cell, Rock opened for Bon Jovi at Soldier Field. Though he didn’t take a turn in the DJ booth, Rock won over the crowd—or, at least, the South Siders willing to give him a pass for misspelling Butkus—with his Sox-inspired attire before calling it a night around 1:15 a.m. Our photographer was on the scene; browse his photos below.


Photography: Jeff Schear