2017 Black Tie Beach Party | Ocean Beach
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Ocean Beach Parking Lot | Great Highway and Lincoln Ave., San Francisco, CA
Fight the bitter cold summers of SF by throwing on your classiest outfit and spending a fun afternoon at Ocean Beach from 1-9 pm on Saturday, September 30, 2017, on this year’s theme ‘Party through the Decades’. Bust out that fabulous 90’s prom dress/tux from your closet.
Bring normal beach items (e.g. towel, blankets, sandcastle building tools, boogie board, Frisbee, kite, etc.) as well as Food/Snacks for sharing. Let’s make this a potluck if possible. And, be awesomely friendly.
Aside from formal wear, everything else about this day at the beach will be normal.
2017 Black Tie Beach Party
Saturday, September 30, 2017 | 1-9 pm
Ocean Beach Parking Lot | Great Highway and Lincoln Ave., SF
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. Don’t wear jokey outfits; this should be a full-on formal (though wear a bathing suit underneath your clothes; you’ll be glad you did)
Where to meet: They will 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.
Started in NYC by Improv Everywhere, SF is joining in on this annual crazy mission – Bay Area style.
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