The Oprah Winfrey Show will be kicking off its 24th season by shutting down Michigan Avenue for 53 hours.

“The doors open at noon Sept. 8 for the 5 p.m. taping, and no overnight camping will be permitted. According to a Harpo Studios press release, the City of Chicago expects to close Michigan Avenue between Wacker Drive and Ohio Street at 12:01 a.m. Sept. 7 until 5 a.m. Sept. 9!

After reading the release, I was curious about who would be paying the bill for the city’s expenses. Would I, a taxpayer, end up footing this big party that I likely will not attend?” [Curt Wagner]

Good question Curt, who did do some digging to reveal that Oprah and sponsors would be footing the bill.

I don’t much care for Oprah, but The Black Eyed Peas will be performing and I like them.  So yea, I might consider joining the crowd for the musical performance.

The combination of Oprah and The Black Eyed Peas should make Michigan Avenue a complete cluster f***.

What do you think?  Will you be joining the masses to check out Oprah and/or The Black Eyed Peas?

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