i found nuit blanche to be such a let down this year. while i think it's great that art is getting more and more people out to enjoy the city for a night, it's becoming too much. i felt there was much less art this year, and the number of people is just getting to be unbearable. anything i really wanted to see had a lineup, which is unfortunate, because we definitely didn't feel like waiting. overall, we lasted maybe 2 hours and then called it quits and went for ice cream and then a pitcher of sangria.
'i dont get it' - you heard that a lot through the night from the people in the crowds at the various installations.
thousands of beach balls made to be globes. each globe represented 1 million people and together represented the first and third worlds.
these people in hazmat-like suits 'indected' you with a pen that shows up in black light. they then gave you a small pen to go and 'infect' others. at midnight, everyone was to meet at a specific location to be cured. obviously, we didn't make it there, but it's a good thing because we were the idiots drawing inappropriate things on each other and they would have showed up for all to see when we were standing under giant black lights.
the screaming booth. where one goes to release their frustrations in a crowded city.
note: it was most definitely not sound proof like advertised!
forest in the city. or something like that.
last stop - ice cream.
we tried, but in the end, ice cream wins over art. even if it was only 6 degrees that night.