cygunner,And you probably didn't want to eat a chicken for several weeks if not months at least that's the way I was after the Jaycee food booth at the Benton County Tennessee Fair where we served hamburgers and steaks ruined on the griddle among other things. East of the Mississippi barbecue almost exclusively means whole pork shoulder, a rarity in Texas.
FYI, what I'm known for in SC (IF I'm known for anything good??) is cooking whole pigs on my pit at the family plantation. = My pit can cook two 80-100 pound whole pigs, some sausages & a few chickens on that pit in one run..
That much meat with the sides/drinks make for a pretty large party.