Wing Bowl Slideshow 2016

So, there's really not much to say about this one. Thousands of people gather to drink and to watch pretty girls and people eating chicken wings in Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center. To some, it's like that one annual ball that they've waited for since last February. For others, it's a confusing time, full of perplexing questions such as "How did I end up here, why am I black out drunk at 6am, and who am I? Who are you? No, but for real, where am I?!?" 

I shot this for the Philadelphia Metro and here is the link to the full story: 

Enjoy the following photos of this craziness. Warning, there is a shot of someone throwing up. It's gross, I know, but part of the experience. 


This is me dressed and ready to meet some bees. In the back of Mount Moriah Cemetary, Don Shump, with Philadelphia Bee Co., holds high school lessons on beekeeping and the life of bees. I got to spend some time with him and his students for an upcoming Philadelphia City Paper story. 

This is what I learned about these fuzzy little guys. First, the pitch of their buzzing gets higher when they are aggravated and ready to attack or defend. Second, if you wear dark and/or fuzzy clothes, like wool sweaters, they won't be your friends. You'll be mimicking bears, which eat their honey and can damage their hives.  Third, if you get bitten on the nose, it will feel like getting punched in the face square on (this did not happen to me thanks to my little net). 

More photos to come with the story in a couple of week! 

Photo by Jenn Ladd (Philadelphia City Paper Food Editor) 

Photo by Jenn Ladd (Philadelphia City Paper Food Editor)