T-minus one day before the sausage superstore closes for good. The line has become so epic, where people are now waiting the night before, that people may need to eat while they wait to eat.
Rub's Backcountry Smokehouse's Jared Leonard and Gary Wiviott seized the opportunity to feed the captive audience—by setting up a smoker and serving brisket to the hungry masses of humanity that line Roscoe Street and through the Northwest Side, DNAinfo reports. The crafty barbecuers reportedly started smoking brisket at 10 p.m. last night and snagged a spot outside Hot Doug's at 4 a.m.
Meanwhile, the solemn atmosphere shared by thousands of mourning Doug's fans was encapsulated by a poignant musician outside. A single bagpiper was heard by the masses after breaking into a version of "Amazing Grace."
@samjcharles omg— Hot Doug's (@hotdougs) October 2, 2014
And finally, more people are offering to sell places in line—or even wait in it for you and deliver the food to your door. RedEye reports that the spot-selling price has risen to $300 and users of TaskRabbit are offering to wait in line for you—for $15-18 an hour, which neither Doug Sohn nor Twitter followers condone.
Stay tuned for more coverage of the final day tomorrow.