Philly harpist releases 10-minute ode to Wawa with ‘Wawa by the Ocean’
This week brought us some ugly weather, but now, Philadelphians can escape down the shore and have some Wawa by the ocean — in our minds, anyway.
This week brought us some ugly weather, but now, Philadelphians can escape down the Shore and have some Wawa by the ocean — in our minds, anyway.
That's thanks to Mary Lattimore, a Philadelphia-based harpist. Lattimore's name may be familiar to fans of Philly indie rock, with the harpist having performed on recordings from area artists like Kurt Vile, Hop Along, and Steve Gunn.
Lattimore had a specific beach — and a specific Wawa — in mind when she wrote the song, as she recently told music news site CLRVYNT. Her preferred order: A veggie hoagie, water, and "a container of pineapple with a fork."
As for Wawa itself, a recent poll from GasBuddy put central Pennsylvania's Sheetz ahead of Wawa as customers' favorite convenience store in Pennsylvania, although Wawa won in New Jersey and Delaware. The store was also outranked by Sheetz in a similar poll in June 2016.