About a third of the people who messaged me hadn’t bothered to read my description and bailed.
Another handful interpreted the post as a coded group sex invite, leading me to add an explicitly worded “not an orgy” disclaimer to my profile.
Tinder was by far the most fruitful: we were able to swipe at a steady clip and message bar details just as easily.
While one can argue that it vastly increases the odds of success, it’s overwhelming, and can engender some nostalgia for a bygone era of consensual stranger danger.“Trying to populate a party at a bar tonight using just apps. Swipe and message me for bar location and to participate in my bad idea experiment!On Bumble, I tested out the new “BFF” feature, which was definitely very limiting -- the no-creepers app design assumes you’re only interested in besties of the same sex, and it seemed like Saturday night was not the time to be trolling for new platonic pals.Happn fed me a steady stream of nearby singles, but the slightly more complex nature of the platform made it difficult to drum up potential party-goers without giving the app my full focus.Adidas Canada celebrated its new EQT sneaker with an underground launch party January 30 at a secret location in Toronto.
The event, which was organized by Rock-It Promotions, showcased the new shoe in a vintage TV set installation. Skincare brand Kiehl’s celebrated the launch of its new serum January 17 at a raw space in West Hollywood. Since the new serum’s vitamin C levels increased from 10.5 percent to 12.5 percent, organizers wanted to highlight that feature in a fun, interactive way.Maybe I’ll swing by”-type messages, it was still just the three of us furiously swiping away in near silence at the crowded bar at pm.We stuck it out, assuming that people’s propensity for questionable choices would increase in accordance with their bar tabs.Autograph Collection Hotels, an associate partner of the Sundance Institute and festival, returned to Hotel Park City for a third year to celebrate its Indie Film Project—a platform celebrating the voices that drive indie film—with a cinema-theme winter lodge-style lounge known as the Retreat.The space, hosted in partnership with online script marketplace the Black List, showcased a wall that was created with film scripts. Indie Wire, a film industry and review website, hosted its inaugural studio for filmmakers and talent from January 19 to 22.The party, which was produced by creative agency MKG, featured dangling limes and Absolut bottles as decor over the bar.