People are eagerly anticipating the royal wedding. This much is true. Who exactly is in a state of eager anticipation is up for debate.
The media is in a tizzy trying to dig into the minutiae pre-, during-, and post-ceremony. Of course, they could get scooped by the Royal Family, who were actually invited to the wedding and promise to post the event live on their YouTube channel. Buzz kill.
Interestingly, despite all the hoopla, The New York Times says most Americans aren’t really all that hyped up for the wedding.
According to a poll of 224 adults the Times conducted with CBS News earlier this month, only 28 percent of people are following the wedding news “closely” or “somewhat closely.”
And The Daily Mail reports that although a survey found that the majority of people support the Royal Family, more people are excited about having the day off. Sounds about right.
For those who are excited, The Hotlist, a social aggregator that can tell you where people plan to be, provides the infographic above, and lists the top 10 places in the U.S. to share the joy of the royal nuptials:
1. Royal Wedding Viewing Party, Lyric Theater, Blacksburg, VA
2. Royal Wedding Viewing Party, Tres Mariposas, El Paso, TX
3. Women in Weddings Royal Wedding Day Event, Drexelbrook Catering, Drexel Hill, PA
4. Royal Wedding Tea, 743 Broadway, Tacoma, WA
5. Royal Wedding Breakfast Tea & Viewing Party, North Hills Club, Raleigh, NC
6. Royal Wedding, Public House No. 7, Falls Church, VA
7. Royal Wedding of Prince William and Princess Kate & High Tea, Coldwell Banker Vista Realty, Santa Clarita, CA
8. Royal Wedding Reception, Emerald Isle, Reno, NV
9. Royal Wedding Viewing Party, Premier Bride Wedding Center, Fresno, CA
10. Royal Wedding Viewing & Breakfast, The Old Globe, Fresno, CA
In England, the top spot is the wedding party at the Riverside Café in Sheffield.