“Between the rambunctious 20-somethings ahead of us in line and the loud EDM music playing out of the check-in booth, I quickly felt a secondary pang of anxiety and realized that maybe the event wasn’t for people like me, i.e. adults with bad attitudes. I wondered if it was too late to turn back. Instead, in a critical moment, I decided to embody the ethos of hard seltzer by telling myself to relax and to enjoy the experience.” A Day Spent at Seltzerland… a Hard Seltzer Festival. (For the first few weeks of summer, my couch could be fairly labeled Seltzerland.)

+ Can I say one word in my defense? Seltzer.