At Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour in Diagon Alley, Fortescue served up free ice cream sundaes and homework help to Harry Potter.
At Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor in Naperville, formerly known as Cookie Dough Creations, ice cream was served by 19-year-old Erin Vogel Friday.
The wizarding world is a small one, it seems, as Emily had met Vogel, a student at College of DuPage from Naperville, Tuesday night while standing in line for a Harry and the Potters concert at the Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center.
Harry and the Potters -- brothers Paul, 28, and Joe DeGeorge, 20 -- play punk rock songs with titles like “Voldemort Can’t Stop the Rock!” and “This Book Is So Awesome.” Dressed in jeans, Converse and Hogwarts-issue striped ties, they are booked at venues like the Chicago Public Library where they perform to audiences made up of parents with small children and mostly costumed young adults.
They are the first of the “wizard rock” bands, a new genre that spans all kinds of music, from folk to metal, and is all about Harry Potter.
Since the inception of Harry and the Potters in the DeGeorges’ Massachusetts backyard in 2002, more than 100 wizard rock bands have followed suit, according to “The Wizard Rockumentary,” currently in production. Those bands sport names like Draco and the Malfoys, The Whomping Willows and The Hermoine Crookshanks Experience.
The music is as silly and sweet as the butterbeer floats and Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Bean cookie dough Vogel serves.
Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor/Cookie Dough Creations is located at 22 W. Chicago Ave. The parlor will serve butterbeer floats and Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans cookie dough all day Friday.