Overheard at Nuit Blanche 2014
What you over heard at Nuit Blanche last Saturday likely depended where you were - just kidding, there's a 98% chance you heard someone say "is that art?" My own "is that art" experience happened at Fort York and turned out to be the line for the public washroom, but the only #OH that might have produced was my friend and I giggling, momentarily amused after a long stretch of boredom (Fort York was largely underwhelming).
After Doug Ford opened Nuit Blanche in Rob's place (which not everyone is too pleased about) the mad scramble in the cold (y'all know it's going to get way colder, right?) in search of transformative art pieces, food trucks, and phone charging stations began. And the eavesdropping, which might be our favourite part of the whole light installation free-for-all. And the getting man-handled by cops for crossing the street. Art!
Here are your best overheards from Saturday night, and a few of ours.
Hear anything funny? Sweet? Terrible? Tweet us your overheard at Nuit Blanche quotes. #overheardNB— blogTO (@blogTO) October 5, 2014
"Well if you don't want poutine or hot dogs, you're pretty much out of luck." #overheardNB— Kerin Donahue (@kerin34) October 5, 2014
"Oh there's more in here? Oh no, it's just a gallery. Oh but there's food!"- said a woman within my first 5 minutes out at Nuit Blanche.— Hannah Shira Naiman (@HannahNaiman) October 5, 2014
Don't post until we have a consensus on a hashtag! #overheardNB— Augurist_TO (@Augurist_TO) October 5, 2014
Tonight at the launch of Nuit Blanche, Doug Ford reveals the last four years have been an elaborate performance art piece— Jesse Hawken (@jessehawken) October 5, 2014
"I know, let's take photos of the moon!" #overheardNB— blogTO (@blogTO) October 5, 2014
"My feeling about art is 'Don't touch me.'" - me overheard at Nuit Blanche— Simon (@simondrex) October 5, 2014
OH at #snbTO: "So what's happening?" "It's some guy making...nothing's happening." ART!— Justin Cozens (@JustinCozens) October 5, 2014
"Just show me where the fucking art is!" - overheard at Nuit Blanche— stephanie g (@stephneg) October 5, 2014
"You walk and walk and you don't see any art." #overheardNB :(— blogTO (@blogTO) October 5, 2014
"so this is what Antarctica feels like...." #overheardNB— S. (@esssqu) October 5, 2014
@blogTO WHAT DOES BUBBLE GUM HAVE TO DO WITH ART?!— blk (@padillest) October 5, 2014
"Is that art???" "No, it's a pink dumpster." "Well, we could go look at it anyway." #overheardNB— Kerin Donahue (@kerin34) October 5, 2014
"For Halloween I'm going to be pornstache and the dancing woman emoji" #overheardNB— tr (@gayprince_13) October 5, 2014
"Why is everyone in love?" #overheardNB— blogTO (@blogTO) October 5, 2014
"it's like diarrhea 2-for-1. You cannot eat anything from 7-11, ever." #overheardnb— Anonymous Tweet (@fortyfs) October 5, 2014
I like your bald spot. #overheardNB— shirin (@sereneshirin) October 5, 2014
@blogTO "I'm drunk, I don't know where I'm going"— âš’WolfCountryâš’ (@th3illestt) October 5, 2014
"Huh. I guess we missed the first part?" #overheardNB— Kerin Donahue (@kerin34) October 5, 2014
"That's why the police have RIDE programs in the middle of the night, they have nothing better to do!" #overheardNB— Aylan Couchie (@AylanX) October 5, 2014
"There's a good example of my stupid generation, now you know what I deal with" - 14yo son re: a group of obnoxious kids ahead. #overheardNB— Aylan Couchie (@AylanX) October 5, 2014
"Is this really an art?" #overheardNB— Joseph Fuda (@Fudagraphy) October 5, 2014
The best part of Nuit Blanche is listening to all the hipsters trying to rationalize the meaning of a specific art piece— Michael Babiak (@Michael_Babiak) October 5, 2014
@blogTO My room must be artsy because my clothes are all over the place too— blk (@padillest) October 5, 2014
Hear anything funny/sweet/terrible/transformative at Nuit Blanche this year? Let us know in the comments.
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