Ok, everybody knows the Jackson’s hail from Gary, Indiana. Gary is like a suburb of Chicago. Last weekend, Janet Jackson came home to the Chicago Theater and turned it into a homecoming party. Miss Jackson got right nasty and rocked it hard and heavy for more than 90 minutes jamming one “mega-hit” after another for a mid-west audience that represented every race, age group, and sexual orientation the windy city has to offer.  The jubilant crowd sang, danced and jumped on their feet throughout the entire show, only to be matched by Janet and her entourage, also representing a variety of ethnicities; dancing and working HARD for more than a hour and a half.  Age is only a number for Janet. She performed like her 20 year old self and was joined on stage by a couple of very young dancers– channeling their inner Janet. (Wonder if they had any idea?)  Even when she slowed down the music with mellow grooves such as “No Sleeep” and “That’s the Way Love Goes” you could see her natural sex appeal, despite her attempts to tone it down by wearing clothing that covered her entire body.  You can only block so much when your light is so bright. She still got it, she’s still leading the pack… still teaching. Thank you Janet Jackson for giving us 30 plus years of hits, for reminding us of the good times gone by, good times to come and for keeping us a rhythm nation. Her Chicago homecoming was amazing!