Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Which Celebrations Deserve to Crack the Top 101?

As soon as I landed this book deal, I just knew that this blog would prompt discussion and suggestions about what acutally deserved to be in the top 101. I fully prepared myself for comments like "I can't believe that so-and-so isn't in the book!"

You know what, bring it on! The publisher wants a second edition of Party Across America. The second edition will include events from the original version ( Burning Man, Kentucky Derby, Tour De Fat, Mermaid Parade, St. Patty's Day in Savannah, Over The Line, Halloween in NYC ), but I will add about 15-20 new extravaganzas. So please, let me know what should be considered!

Try to keep these few things in mind:
1. It has to be a public party ("my buddy Dave's Memorial Day Barbeque Bash" doesn't qualify)
2. It has to be an annual event that happens in the SAME PLACE each year
3. It has to have an intangible quality of energy - something that people rally around and look forward to all year long

Please provide some stuff to back up your suggestion - how many people go? how long has it been going on? what's it like to be there?

If it ends up in the book you will get a contributing credit


Anonymous said...

Halloween in NEW ORLEANS
Jazz Fest in NEW ORLEANS
St. Patty's Day in NEW ORLEANS
French Quarter Festival in NEW ORLEANS
Sorry if I repeated any already in the book.

Anonymous said...

Also... White Linen in New Orleans Art District and Dirty Linen in New Orleans on Royal Street