Straight Arrow edit

A night at the Straight Arrow Tap in Chicago's Lincoln Park, a neighborhood tavern where residents from many walks of life mingle.

00:00Copy video clip URL Color bars.

1:17Copy video clip URL People watch a softball game for the Schmidt’s Straight Arrow Tap (1157 W. Wrightwood) team in a small neighborhood park.

3:15Copy video clip URL The ballplayers and fans head back to the Straight Arrow bar. There is a shot of the exterior.

3:53Copy video clip URL A patron describes what he likes about the bar, and then a man sings to an uninterested room. Other patrons describe what they like about the bar–its unpretentiousness, relaxed nature, the diversity of patrons, etc.

8:35Copy video clip URL A live band performs.

9:59Copy video clip URL Interview with an enlisted Marine, home on leave, who had been worried he’d get a bad reception at the bar, but found the bar’s patrons to friendly and welcoming. Followed by interviews with other patrons, mainly younger ones–a mix of lifelong Lincoln Park residents and younger hippy/artist types.

22:03Copy video clip URL Another live band performance (the same band?) and happy bargoers.

25:50Copy video clip URL Tape ends.



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