Baconfest Chicago 2013: The happy gathering of the baconites

April 21, 2013 7:11 PM

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Baconfest Chicago 2013: The happy gathering of the baconites

Dani Deahl and Sylvia Jung enjoy the pork-themed merchandise at Baconfest 2013 from the UIC Forum Saturday. (Photo for the Tribune by Taylor Glascock.) (April 21, 2013)

Then, bacon went from mere noun to adjective. It became a flavor. Sodas, ice cream, breath mints. No matter how awful these tasted, people bought them for the idea it existed at all. Irony: the Millennial’s rebel yell.

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