It’s looking like Nuit Blanche is not my thing

I may not have been to the best spots for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche (#snbTO), but am I the only one who thinks it’s kind of lame? Sure there are some gems out there, but man, both times I’ve gone the “art” has been so lackluster and boring. I got the impression that the people who were having the best time happened to be those carrying open liquor and beer down the street. I have trouble criticizing this stuff because I get how it is artwork to many, but personally I only went down for the atmosphere and maybe a few cool pictures.

At Yonge-Dundas Square there was supposed to be a huge bonfire going on, and what do we get? This:

Nathan Phillips Square had a mini-concert going on with with the lights off, along with interesting visuals, which was one installation I liked:

After that we walked along Queen Street West and didn’t come across anything until the CTV building:

Yes I know that wasn’t the installation. They were airing short films, which while good, should have been at TIFF or something (and weren’t very photo-worthy):

Again we started walking west and didn’t see anything. We ended up meeting a friend at 401 Richmond and saw an installment there. Didn’t take a picture of it because it was just slats for people to lie down on, with tea making demonstrations. Huh?

We gave up after that and had a drink at Tortilla Flats. If I go again, I’m going to start off in Parkdale, where it seemed most of the fun stuff was happening. I’d also like it if installments were a bit closer together and maybe more of them. This would justify shutting down Yonge Street for a single street performer.

What did you think of Nuit Blanche? Am I the only one who thought it lackluster?

About Sean Bailey
Social media marketer who also happens to be a tech geek that's addicted to reading, movies, music, sports and coffee. Anything said on this blog is my opinion (obviously).

One Response to It’s looking like Nuit Blanche is not my thing

  1. Charlene says:

    Noo, Sean! Queen Street had nothing up until Bathurst & Queen! You must’ve given up before you hit Bathurst, lol! It’s one of those things that get better each year, as you prepare more prior to attending the event. 🙂

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