As birthday presents go, it’s tough to top how Megan Abraham celebrated turning 21 on Nov. 8, 1996.
“My favorite band — Phish — played a stellar concert at the Assembly Hall,” says the 1997 political science grad, now the Chicago-based executive director of the Goldie B. Wolfe Miller Women Leaders in Real Estate Initiative.
“After all of these years, I’m still a fan but this one was one of my most memorable shows; we were in the first five rows, thanks to a special ticket lottery for students offered by the university.
“I also celebrated my 21st birthday that night with beloved friends and family at an ‘after party’ I hosted at our apartment on East Daniel Street.
“We made a lot of memories that night.”