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