Thirteen hundred spirited folks showed up at Logan Circle Thursday night for Philadelphia's first outing of Dîner en Blanc, which you might regard as a combination flash mob and pop-up picnic, intended to provide a midsummer night's communal experience.
Everyone wears white and totes his/her own tables, chairs, and food to the gathering spot. About 6:30 p.m., people were escorted to Logan Circle for the evening.
A fun-loving Parisian launched the first Dîner en Blanc in 1988 with just a handful of friends, and it's been held in a dozen cities around the world.
This event cost $59 a couple, which volunteer organizers said paid for permits and entertainment.