If you’ve never watched Chicago Fire on NBC, you are missing out. This is what I tell just about anyone who hasn’t seen an episode. That and it’s one of my favorite shows on TV right now.
Today, they were filming outside Tribune Tower. I actually knew about this because of a poster that’s all over the neighborhood letting people know about it. These aren’t uncommon. The filming is so realistic that people have been duped into believing what’s Hollywood was real. Famously, WGN reported a plane crash on King Drive as real until someone let them know it was filming. But yay for realism!
I posted the poster on Facebook and it got plenty of likes. And that led to Chicago Fire fan Caitlin, one of my Facebook friends and a fellow dog lover, asking me if I knew any additional information. Sadly, I didn’t, and things were so hectic this morning that I didn’t get a chance to go outside and look around. But she used her lunch break to get a closer look and boy did she ever.
Check out this photo that she got.
Now that’s impressive.
Turns out that I heard from a lot of people that these guys are super approachable and nice to talk to. And clearly they were happy to pose for photos. They really seem a lot like their characters, and believe me when I say that’s a good thing.
Thinking about what I could post about it on the Chicago Tribune Facebook page, I got a pretty decent shot myself, although Caitlin wins.
Not bad. And seems I got one of the few shots of Casey (in front).
Assuming the show is on the air for a long time, I might have to look into being an extra. I couldn’t get a photo because security was tight, but you should have seen the lunch spread on the side of Tribune Tower for cast and crew. There was grilled meat, fajitas and a million other side dishes. I went back in the building happy that I saw a few celebrities and very hungry.
I’ll leave you with a link to some Chicago Fire episodes. Seriously, watch it. You won’t regret it. And catch an all-new season on NBC Tuesdays at 9 p.m. Central starting on September 24th. (No, I wasn’t paid to write that).