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bill murray small 01 Bill Murray surprises Chicago Cubs fans

We’re piecing together hundreds of photos from the amazing photobomb-fest that was theCHIVE’s Chicago meetup, we’ll have those for you in the next couple days.
We did meet one Chiver at the meetup, Geoff, who had been saving a story about Bill Murray for us.

It all happened over Memorial Day weekend in Wrigleyville. Geoff (pictured back right) and his buddies were at crawfish boil at Toons, a NOLA-style Jazz bar near Wrigley field that hosts an annual Memorial day crawfish boil, when Geoff noticed Bill Murray walking past the bar. Geoff went to the front porch with his buddies and mustered the courage to yell out, “Bill, come to the crawfish boil! They’ve got Abita Strawberry!!!’

*Abita Strawberry is Abita’s limited harvest beer produced annually in small quantities and it’s not easy to find. Toons serves it only once a year.

Bill continued walking toward Wrigley Field but the comedy icon slowly raised his right hand and gave the guys a thumbs up. “We all went nuts! Just a thumbs up from Bill F*cking Murray was enough for us,” Geoff exclaimed.

Then about a half hour into the game, it started raining. The Cubs game was delayed. Shortly thereafter, Bill Murray walked into the bar. For a hot second, the whole place fell silent. Then Bill Murray said, “Anybody got one of those Strawberry Abitas?” A dozen people scrambled to get the legend a drink.

The next few hours were amazing. Geoff said Bill was as awesome as you’d hope he’d be. Bill drank with Geoff and his friends all day. “Bill was playing games of Golden Tee with anybody who wanted to take him on. He’s really good. (Bill) stayed all afternoon. When he left, Bill remembered everybody’s names and took the time to thank everyone for the beer and the crawfish. And, like that, he was gone.”

Larger version of the photo here.

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  • Ron

    All the negative nancies here are all just jelly that he has had a successful career and all you do is troll websites and make negative remarks…..

    • Meh.......

      Wait….what?

  • Irishstephen

    Bill Murray is the coolest man… E V E R. Hands down.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002743130252 Ashton Wallton

    I just paiid $21.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://bit.ly/nzgzEi

    • Meh.......

      Thanks pal! I just got an ipad2 for $1.87! Best deal ever!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002743130252 Ashton Wallton

    I just paiid $21.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://bit.ly/nzgzEi

  • Chim Richels

    Actually met John, Emily and the other sister (red head) at Casey Moran's on Saturday. Fun.

    Hard to miss them with all the Chive bumper stickers plastered on their clothes.

    Oh, and John wearing a tshirt of unicorns buttfucking on a rainbow.

  • William coleman

    Yeah I lived two houses down from Bill, on sullivans island a few years back. One of the most Genuinely nice guys you could ever meet. Extreamly generous and humble also. He would come in the sullivans island restaurant I worked in regularly and just hang out like a normal guy. When the time for the tab, he’d pay it, thank everyone 10 times and leave 100% tip. He’d then put a surprise $50 or$100 bill under the credit card slip. Awesome awesome Awsome guy, and class act. Every celebrity should take notice, and follow his lead.

  • knaakedup

    You HAVE to be kidding me. I live on Byron and can literally throw a rock and hit Toons. You're telling me that when it was between Toons and Bernies, I missed hanging out with Bill fucking Murray??? Thank you for officially ruining my day.

  • loso

    Bill Murray can walk into any party, anywhere, any time and it’s safe to say if he walked into a funeral the recently departed would sit up and say “OMFG BILL FUCKING MURRAY………AT MY FUNERAL………..IS THIS HEAVEN?

  • Chicago_Animal

    Went to see the Foo Fighters at the Metro on Saturday and a guy was walking down the sidewalk with a Chive sticker on his shirt. What a douche.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bret.vanarsdale Bret Van Arsdale

    Baby Steps! Baby Steps! Im SAILING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bill FUCking Murray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bret.vanarsdale Bret Van Arsdale

    Sure are alot of jealous Bill Murray fans here, If you dont like him, then why did you bother to read the article? Dumb asses !

  • IMHO

    Damnit, Bill… this stuff is great, but please, for the sake of the rest of us, get back to work. We need you, man.

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