Jay Z and company are becoming familiar faces around the Windy City.
Monday night, the rap legend performed alongside Justin Timberlake to a sold-out crowd at Soldier Field for the duo's "Legends Of The Summer" tour. Just days earlier, Jay Z's wife, Beyonce, wowed fans at the United Center while Hova's sister-in-law, Solange, lit up Day 2 of the Pitchfork Music Fest on Saturday.
(See photos of Jay Z and Chicago celebs partying after the show, below.)
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Reviews of the show suggest that despite each individual's star power, the two-and-a-half hour effort wouldn't have been as successful without Jay Z's commanding presence to balance Timberlake's eager-to-please performance.
Fans reportedly booed Timberlake when he launched into "New York, New York" but were more restrained with regard to Jay Z's valentine to the Big Apple, "Empire State Of Mind" (to say nothing of his Brooklyn Nets hat).
Perhaps those most unhappy with the concert were people who weren't even there: NBC Chicago reports several drivers had their cars towed from the area surrounding Soldier Field on account of the show. Drivers said there were no signs warning of a special event parking restrictions posted when they parked.
True to form, Jay Z brushed it off and partied it up at the West Loop club, Lumen, following the show. Several Chicago Bulls stars and a few past and present Chicago Bears stepped out to take in some of the swanky outing.