What’s the last ‘normal’ thing you did in Philly before the pandemic?

We’re collecting your memories of these pre-COVID “lasts.”

Dance party at Lucha Cartel

Dance party at Lucha Cartel

Jeison Moreno

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The word “normal” means something different to everyone, but you’d be hard pressed to find someone whose “normal” didn’t shift when COVID-19 hit Philadelphia last March.

On the one year anniversary of the city’s shutdown, the Billy Penn team wants to know: What’s the last normal thing you did in Philly — before the pandemic put a stop to normal things?

Tell us your best final memory of the mundane we used to know in 2020. Your last meal, your last unmasked hug, your last concert, the last time you got someone else’s sweat on you and didn’t immediately sanitize… share so we can commemorate these now-beautiful moments with you.

Fill out the form below and tell us all your pre-pandemic, very normal “lasts.”

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