Sweet 16 at the Bean
On a rainy Friday night in May, a group of United Chicagoland Resistance (UCR) L16 players gathered in Chicago’s Millennium Park to make the city’s first L8 portal built entirely by L16 players (also known as a “Level 16 Portal”).
Although the group had intended to get together shortly after 8 players had made L16, busy schedules plus a few overachievers pushed the number to 11. Chicago's grindiest included 2 women and 9 men. Agents arrived by foot, car, subway, and commuter rail to gather for an evening of camaraderie, photo ops and farming.
The team chose Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate (colloquially known as “The Bean”) for its significance in Chicago as well as its status as one of Chicago's original portals. The Bean is a Chicago landmark and is located in the heart of Millennium Park in Chicago’s Loop. And it looks beautiful at all hours of the day and night.
Once the team completed the deployment of the Bean, other members of UCR joined to walk the park and make P8s. The group made 75 in total before adjourning for the night.
Agents involved in the op were:
With thanks to YachtFan, CatLover, Ntruder, Psephopaiktes, landspeed, njmills, iamamiwhoami and IRDABEERMAN for joining us for a rainy walk in the park when there were probably a million other things to do that were less wet.
A big thank you to chibri, a lowly L14 who helped many agents with gear in their quest to 16. His photographic skills captured the gathering, as well as his big scary face.+Dave Garnier +Jon Eggers +George Standish +Chris Spicer +Donovan Beeson +Andy Dyckman +Jeff Cox +Kyle Hasselbacher +Richard Acevedo +Marco Laure +Brian Peterson +Rosa Vasquez +Ryan M