In true local style, I raised my hand and got a taxi to the United Center, where the Chicago Bulls were playing. The best thing about an NBA game is that you can drink beer, so I drank two during the Bulls game. And I had some pork ribs. This is what you call full immersion in American popular cuisine. I can already feel my cholesterol rising. United States is one place where I don't feel out of place for being chubby. Fat people here are very fat. It wouldn't surprise me if I saw a live a heart attack. The NBA game was great. The show is in the stands: bands play classic blues-rock. It exudes something special.