Thank You – Black Tie Beach 2013

blacktiebeach2013Photo by David Bledsoe

Thanks to the awesome group of people who participated in the 4th Annual Black Tie Beach mission today at Coney Island. If you were there, please leave an Agent Report in the comments. I know there are hundreds of funny stories waiting to be told. Also leave links to any photos you might have taken. Photos from our official photographers are below, and we hope to have our video up in a couple of weeks on our YouTube channel. (Subscribe to it!) When the video is posted, we’ll post our official mission report here.

Agent David Bledsoe’s photos
Agent Arin Sang-urai’s photos
Agent yi-ching lin’s photos
Vitaly Levin’s photos

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  1. My roommate and I were there! We were building a sand-castle toward the end of the afternoon. As a group of people walked past us, one man asked “What event is this for? The formal beach thing?” I replied “Event? What do you mean?” Another man stepped forward, “Oh, come on. I saw it on Facebook- Black Tie beach. We know, so you should stop lying.” He said this very aggressively, as if determined to make us fess-up. So we gave them funny looks, said “Um, okay,” and went back to our sand-castle. Thanks to everyone who put this event together! We had so much fun.

  2. I planned on attending this event for months now. Perfect timing, as I just moved from Vermont to my Brooklyn apartment a week prior. A few of my friends were going to join too but unfortunately the morning of they told me they were unable to make it. However, that didn’t stop me from going alone! I arrived, sat on a bench, and the girl next to me sitting alone too struck up conversation. Found out she had just moved to NYC a month ago. We chatted and waited, got pizza, and received some odd looks as we did, walked back to the beach and ate, then out of a pair of ear buds and the plastic grocery bag we had, we made a little make-shift kite that we ran around the beach trying to make fly. This “kite” later turned into the limbo “pole” that everyone circled around! The idea came so quick and I new mass participation would ensue! (I mean, who doesn’t love a rousing game of limbo?) Long story short: My new friend Stephanie had a blast, and we hung out the rest of the day even, talking about how incredible the whole experience was and how great we felt doing it. It was really a one-of-a-kind way to get accustomed to our new home/life here in New York! Can’t wait for more Improv Everywhere!

  3. We didnt go due to the weather and we guessed there woldnt be too many people formal and not formal going

  4. Photos from Jacksonville Beach, FL’s Black Tie Beach. We had a small turnout but those that came had an awesome time. We played some frisbee, built a human pyramid, went surfing in the suits and took some walks down the beach. Brought plenty of stares and photos and we may have had a few tourists convinced that they were too overdressed in their swimwear.

    Overall a great event and looking forward to next year’s.