2019 Black Tie Beach Party | Ocean Beach
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Ocean Beach Parking Lot | Great Highway and Lincoln Ave., San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Fight the bitter cold summers of SF by throwing on your classiest outfit and spending a fun afternoon at Ocean Beach. Bust out that fabulous colorful dress, tie, suit, or socks on Sunday, September 29, 2019.
Bring normal beach items (e.g. towel, blankets, sandcastle building tools, boogie board, Frisbee, kite, etc.) as well as food/snacks to share for the potluck.
Aside from formal wear, everything else about this day at the beach will be normal.
2019 Black Tie Beach Party
Sunday, September 29, 2019 | Noon to 5 pm
Ocean Beach Parking Lot | Great Highway btwn Fulton & Lincoln, SF – Map – http://goo.gl/maps/ReJpq
FREE (Please bring a dish/snacks to share plus BYO Booze and Blanket)
Is this event still taking place? Please note, this event was submitted to Funcheap by the promoter, make sure to check meetup for updates. The event is no longer organized by Improv Everywhere, but the tradition is being carried on my local fun-doers. So please note that details, locations, times can change.
Black Tie Beach Event Wear
Buy your outfit at second-hand store or simply wear that worn out dress or suit you hardly ever wear.
- Men: Black or white tuxedo (black suit with a white shirt if a tux can’t be found)
- Women: Long evening gown of any color. No wedding dresses please.
Where to get fancy, cheap clothes:
Goodwill, Buffalo Exchange, CrossRoads Exchange, etc. A half-hour rummaging through several Haight/Ashbury stores should get you what you need. Or, do a simple random scan through your parents’ closets.
If you plan on swimming in the cold ocean in your attire, you should try to find cheap/used clothes you no longer care about. And, it’s OK if your clothes are stained, damaged, or ill-fitting. Just find the best you can find, but please no jokey outfits. It is recommended to wear a bathing suit underneath your outfit rather than underwear.
Where to meet: Spend the day right on the beach in front of the parking lot along Great Highway (between Lincoln Avenue and Fulton). Parking in the lot is free, but you can also park in or around Golden Gate Park.
Is this a “flash mob?”
Sort of… If anyone asks you why you’re wearing formal wear, reply that you just “felt like dressing up” or “enjoy dressing up at the beach because SF beaches are so cold.” Claim that you do not know anyone other than the few people you might be with. Never say it is a prank, stunt, or flash mob. Keep a straight face. That will make it much more fun.