Secret Common Show

Take a look at some of the lucky Common fans who went to his secret Chicago show.

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You've got to be in-the-know to get this up close and personal with a Grammy-winning hip hop superstar like Common.
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A LOCALS ONLY wristband was an indication that you were in the mix Friday night.
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After getting the 411 from www.nbcchicago.com, Common fans braved the cold and showed up at the secret location -- the Museum of Contemporary Art Warehouse on West Hubbard.
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The anticipation builds, as fans were led through a maze of hallways to get into the show.
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Don't worry, you're almost there.
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Have you ever heard a performer actually hit the stage on time? Of course not! But DJ Twighltight Tone kept the crowd moving.
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That's how you do it.
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No, THAT'S how you do it!
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There he is! Common relaxes backstage, sporting his new trademark retro glasses.
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Now let's start the show!
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Common performed several songs from his newly-released eighth album, "Universal Mind Control."
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This young lady was lucky enough to be seranaded.
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Is this music or politics? Common had some words of love for fellow Chicagoan Barack Obama, and even threw in a mention of embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
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Looks like the crowd was diggin' it!
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Common chose his CD's title track, "Universal Mind Control," to close out the show. Good choice.
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Just some of the folks in the crowd who were "in the know."
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Common stuck around after the show to pose for photos and sign autographs.
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So why didn't Serena Williams accompany Common on this trip? Inquiring minds want to know!
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