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Rita Bacon got her first taste of music promotion as a teenager growing up in Columbia, MO putting on rock shows at roller rinks. In 2001 she moved to Chicago with some friends and began working and partying around Wicker Park. Eventually she fell in with art school kids who were having shows and parties in Bridgeport loft spaces like Texas Ballroom before becoming a DJ with the Chances Dances collective. Bacon performed at Chances parties from their earliest incarnations in 2005 until the last days of the party in 2015.
Columbia College Chicago
House Music, Chicago, Illinois, Columbia, Missouri, Chances Dances, disc jockey
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African American Studies | Gender and Sexuality | History | Latina/o Studies | Music | Regional Sociology
Salkind, Micah, "Interview with Rita Bacon" (2014). Chicago House Music Oral History Project. 44.