Best Of 2021

Best short-lived reprieve from coronavirus: Hot Dog Party 15

Hot Dog Party 15

Crowbar owner Tom DeGeorge will hate me for this, but I looked so many people in the eye at Hot Dog Party 15 to tell them, “America’s back.” I was mostly joking, but there’s no denying that this bun bash—where so many of us were fully inoculated and drunk on the idea that others were on the way to vaxx-town—felt like the beginning of the end of the pandemic. We were obviously wrong, and the touring industry in Florida still faces a tough road, but for one night in July, we all felt the perilous fight was almost over.