Syracuse, NY – The Hottest Chick-N-Wing Festival returned to Syracuse’s Inner Harbor in August. Signs outlining safety procedure greeted attendants at each entrance. In a time of terror alerts and government fear promotion, a dollar value was finally affixed to safety. Despite the fact that NO ALCOHOL was the most important step FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL, a wrist band passer outer stood posted near each sign.
A large beer tent and smaller satellites trafficked safety for a profit. Safety’s ransom? $5 per cold Labatt Blue tall boy. $2.50 during Happy Hour when we showed up. Soldier on American integrity. It’s a little more ridiculous every day.