Claire had been directed to arrive at the studio with her make-up done.
Except that she doesn't wear, or own, any make-up.
Therefore she decided for the occasion to have her make-up done before the show. For this purpose she made a 10 am appointment at an Ulta Beauty salon in Wicker Park, a couple of train stops away from her Logan square neighborhood.
At 9:30 am on the morning of the show Claire and I, duly layered, booted, and bundled up, set out in the 14-degree weather,