That faithful but realistic subset of Chicagoans known as Cubs fans celebrated the dawn of a second century of loserdom Friday at the 101st Annual Next Year Day (as in “maybe next year”) at Harry Caray’s Tavern. The blues legend Lonnie Brooks and the band Del Crustaceans entertained the crowd, who premedicated in advance of the Cubs’ April 6th season opener in Houston with a Champagne toast at midnight. We sent our photographer into the heart of Wrigleyville to document the bash.

Photography: Megan Dodge