I was one of those people who stood in the long, long line that snaked around the block to get into the Guild, at 16th Street and Locust, last night for the first annual Pitch
Bacon & Bourbon Festival. No one seemed to mind the wait to enter the event space because it was unquestionably a fabulously festive affair.
I don't even drink anymore - luckily, there was food at the event - but was fascinated to watch so many people cheerfully sipping whiskey from little plastic shot glasses that were, roughly, the same size as the pre-measured plastic cups attached to a Nyquil bottle.
"The portions might seem
small," one participant explained to me, showing off his black wristband, "but you get to taste 10 of them."
For photos of the sold-out event, check out our slideshow by clicking here