[Chicago Slices raw: North Beach Bar]

NORTH BEACH BAR, Lincoln Park. Two hundred and something tons of sand make up this indoor volleyball court inside of a bar. Interviews with patrons. Also a half basketball court fits in this space.

00:00Copy video clip URL Various b-roll of indoor beach volleyball, two teams compete.

02:23Copy video clip URL Pan from bar to the volleyball court and players engaged in action.

04:10Copy video clip URL Videographer approaches a female player dressed more for work than for play. She explains she just came from the office and loves to play, so she decided to join the game.

04:30Copy video clip URL Various b-roll of the game in progress.

06:35Copy video clip URL Video drop outs. Continued b-roll of the game.

06:49Copy video clip URL Interview with Dave Jurgens, advertising and promotion specialist for North Beach Bar. He explains the bar has been open for 6 months. A new league is starting soon. They have 2 full size volleyball courts, a basketball court, ping pong tables, pool tables, locker rooms, showers, plus a bar.

07:24Copy video clip URL Video drop outs. Stop/re-start digitizing. Jurgens continues describing the venue has having two full- sized volleyball courts, a basketball court, ping pong tables, pool tables, locker rooms, showers, plus a bar. The idea for the place is a hybrid from several people. The owners originally just wanted to open up an indoor volleyball court.

08:18Copy video clip URL Jurgens mentions his favorite sport is beach volleyball. Here no one is a pro, it’s a casual atmosphere. People have fun. They have a live Reggae band.

09:02Copy video clip URL Interview with a female volleyball player who says that indoor beach volleyball is tough because of the ceiling. But you can do what you want without getting hurt. The lure is the national competition that comes here. But you don’t have to be a professional. It’s very social and fun. She notes that she works for a law firm representing Lloyds of London in insurance matters. Volleyball is a great way for her to work out aggression and tension and have fun.

10:40Copy video clip URL Videographer continues interview with Jurgens who says that stuff is always flying everywhere: ping pong balls, basketballs… North Beach is a very big house and you can play all you want, he jokes. There’s love here. A group hug later.

11:48Copy video clip URL Interview with two female players who say they have played volleyball together a lot and they play tough. They say the Miller Lite Volleyball tournament has come to Chicago.

13:03Copy video clip URL A guy they are with says he likes to play and came here with his fiance, one of the girls being interviewed.

13:31Copy video clip URL Video drop outs. Stop/re-start digitizing. Volleyball players Gayle Gatos, Lindie Reese, Dick Krissinger introduce themselves. Lindie and Dick say they met while playing volleyball and are now engaged to be married.

14:43Copy video clip URL They say they heard of North Beach Bar through word-of-mouth. They like it because there’s no wind, no glass in the sand, two courts, and beer, illegal on the beach, is legal here.

16:35Copy video clip URL Krissinger says volleyball is a great way to get to know people because of the communication involved. He said in meeting in fiance this way he learned she was a team player, was in tune with people in knowing their needs. Reese notes that Krissinger is a good teacher and that having him on the team makes playing more fun.

18:25Copy video clip URL Video drop outs. Stop/re-start digitizing. Gatos comments that the male players will hit harder but the best players will learn how to do everything well: pass, serve, set.

19:25Copy video clip URL Gatos, Reese, Krissinger give permission to be on TV.

19:55Copy video clip URL Video drop outs. Stop/re-start digitizing. B-roll of indoor basketball court at North Beach Bar. Group of four friends play.

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