Diner en Blanc: A pop-up dinner for 1,300

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Couples enjoy Philadelphia's first Diner en Blanc on Logan Circle. STEVEN M. FALK / Staff Photographer

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.

As the night wore on, many attendees ended up in the Logan Circle fountain, as The Inquirer's Inga Saffron observed with her cell camera.

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