Mount Prospect Travel Guide
Two nights ago on May 26, American Idol's ninth season ended in Hollywood, naming Illinois kid Lee Dewyze as winner and immediately giving him and runner-up Crystal Bowersox sweet record deals. Like with any talented Idol contestant, DeWyze has a devoted following of fans, who will now follow his career and keep up with his live performances. For the truly obsessed, you can always track down the places that have meant so much to Lee on his trail to Idol stardom, and luckily they're all in the Chicagoland area.
Here are the top 3 Le DeWyze hotspots to visit:
· The United Center: Originally the huge stadium that's home to the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks, the United Center also held the Chicago-area auditions for American Idol, and it's where Lee was included as one of only 13 finalists to continue on to Hollywood. To get into the United Center, you can buy a ticket to any of the many shows or games held here, andbonuseven if you go for the cheap seats and end up in the nosebleeds, you'll truly get to appreciate the huge space in which Lee had to nervously perform. 1901 West Madison Street, Chicago, IL.