We weren't in the path of totality but were able to wait out the clouds under table umbrellas in close to proximity to hot food and cold drinks. The prospect of making the 6-and-a-half-hour drive to *Carbondale wasn't as appealing to me as the chance of nearby parking and the certainty of clean bathrooms (so the Monona Terrace it was).
The crowd cheered when the clouds parted and we saw the black moon push across the saffron sun. I can't imagine what it felt like to be engulfed in complete and sudden darkness because being on a rooftop overlooking the lake munching fries put me, wait for it, over the moon.
*Carbondale, IL, the closest place in the path of totality