If a picture is worth a thousand words these five images would represent all the pain and agony that is the Flea Market 2015 Hot Dog Eating Contest. The rain started but the event went on as planned starting and ending early without much pomp or circumstance. The rain fell as hard as the indigestion the hot dogs are sure to cause. You may wonder if there were any real winners or losers in this event. All we can say is this –

Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright;
The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,
And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout,
But there is no joy in Raleigh – no one counted the dogs ate.

Check out this event from last year. We are unofficially declaring Heather the winner weiner. She was the lone female in the group and held her own as best we can tell.