Black Tie Beach 2012


Does anyone else feel like Revere Beach could use a little more class? Thankfully we have an easy solution courtesy of Improv Everywhere. Join BostonSOS on Saturday at 2pm at America's oldest public beach, wearing your best. We'll be getting to the beach via the Revere Beach stop on the Blue Line, so look for us on the part of the beach closer to that spot. Get all the details here and RSVP on our site and/or on Facebook.

Here's the gameplan straight from Improv Everywhere:


We are going to spend a day at the beach wearing black tie attire. Everything else about our day at the beach will be normal. Please bring what you would normally bring to the beach (towel, beach bag, sandcastle building tools, Frisbee, kite, etc.) The only unusual thing is that we will be doing all of this in black tie, while acting like it is perfectly normal dress for the beach. Plan on swimming in the ocean in your attire (you should try to find cheap/used clothes.)

It is OK if your clothes are stained, damaged, or ill-fitting. Just find the best you can find, but please no jokey outfits. We recommend wearing a bathing suit underneath your outfit rather than underwear. Bring a change of clothes for the subway ride home.

You must be wearing black tie attire to attend this mission. No spectators or camera folks. This is about participation.

If anyone asks you why you’re wearing formal wear, reply that you just "felt like dressing up" or "enjoy dressing up at the beach." Claim that you do not know anyone other than the few people you might be with. Never say it is a prank, stunt, flash mob, or Improv Everywhere event. Keep a straight face!


Black tie. For men this means a black or white tuxedo. No other colors. For women this means a long evening gown of any color. No wedding dresses (we don’t want to look like we are a wedding party taking photos.) Men may wear a black suit with a white shirt if they absolutely can’t find a tux.


Bring as many normal beach accessories as you like, see sample list above. Bring sunscreen. Bring a change of clothes. Bring friends if you like, but be sure to share these instructions with them.