The Metro St. Louis Live Music
63 E. Chester Street, Champaign IL
The beautiful building...still, standing, still in use!
Ice Blue Secret performs on the Chances R stage
Top draw The Finchley Boys poses in Chances R's balcony
Here's a cool memory from Bruce Busboom:
Hi there, I did a Google search for Chances R and found your page. Very nice!
My dad, Oscar Busboom, was a carpenter for Lyman-Wikoff Const. and helped build the bar. He got the subcontract for the hundreds of balusters that lined the balconies, so he and I were cutting them out at home for many nights. I think I was 11 years old.
I ended up playing on that stage a couple times, and saw Cheap Trick, Starcastle, Head East, etc. many times. I remember Wednesday nights were "Beer Nights"...$2.00 cover for a live band and all the draft beer you could drink! Legal drinking age at that time was 19, but I was sneaking in at 16.
I read that it has recently been purchased and is being gutted and remodeled for some other purpose.
Best regards, and thanks for the great site.
I got this from bartender Dave Strang:
Chances R Waitress Uniform
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