As a blogger, it’s important to take opinionated stances on events you know nothing about.
“I suppose if you’re into being pretentious and want to be seen with other posers, then you’ll want to sign up for this”
What is Diner En Blanc?
Jeff participated in the Diner En Blanc last year, and went again this year, so I have the inside scoop on what transpires during the dumbest idea that people create as cool. Essentially, you dress up in all white and carry a table and chairs to a location where you are then shuttled to another location where you set up your table and dine on your own food. This event costs $40 dollars for the privilege to dine with other people who want to pay $40 dollars to inconvenience themselves. You can pay more for their food or so I’m told.
Every part of this “Diner” is a hassle. First you have to go out and buy all white clothes. It’s frowned upon by the leaders if you disobey this instruction.
Next you need to carry a table and chairs to a part of the city where a shuttle will pick you up and take you to a secret location. Oh let me call a taxi and sit with a table crammed against my head only to get to a place where I then have to get into a shuttle with dozens more people carrying tables and chairs.
Now I’m at the location and I get to set up my table and chairs. What’s happening now? OH IT’S RAINING!!!! THIS IS SO FRESH AND EDGY! WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!!!!!! Now I’m done eating the food I brought and I have to lug all of it back to the shuttle. What an amazing evening!
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m being a complete negative Nancy on this but this feels to me like an event people do because they “have to do it”. You aren’t in the “in” crowd if you don’t. Hoity toity people get off on doing completely ridiculous events just because. It’s probably a lot of fun and a great experience but seems pretty stupid. An opinion from someone who went:
— Brandon Thomas, DWS (@TheWalkingGrape) August 21, 2015