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Delray Dinner In The Sky - dining pod hoisted 180 feet in the air!

freakerdude Oct 4, 2012 09:41 AM

Ok, so who is in for being hoisted in a glass bubble dining pod at 180 feet in the air to enjoy your dining experience? It's is coming to Delray on October 20th.

Here is the article: http://tinyurl.com/8s45m4u


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  1. gblcsw RE: freakerdude Oct 4, 2012 10:56 AM

    I'd be too frightened to eat!

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      freakerdude RE: gblcsw Oct 4, 2012 07:44 PM

      I wonder if CFByrne or OysterHo will do this?

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      GatorFL RE: freakerdude Oct 8, 2012 02:21 AM

      I'd be interested but I'll be in Gainesville that day.

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        freakerdude RE: GatorFL Oct 8, 2012 04:43 PM

        I weigh 230lb (but I am 6'1"), so I am over the weight restriction. And the $500 per person might be a problem for my budget plan as well! But I am very curious as to just what will be in those swag bags....

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          LargeLife RE: freakerdude Oct 9, 2012 04:23 AM

          I'm 6'6.and 290.......I won't make it either.....

          Ft. Pierce, FL

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            coffeyucf RE: freakerdude Oct 10, 2012 10:10 AM

            I guess I'm too fat to be hoisted into the sky by a crane as well. Even if I was sub 225 lbs I wouldn't be interested. I'm all for paying for unique experiences, even over paying, though I don't see the appeal in this at $500.

            I guess if I want to have dinner in the sky overlooking Delray Beach, I'll buy a sandwich and eat on the top deck of the pineapple grove parking garage.

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              CFByrne RE: coffeyucf Oct 10, 2012 11:38 AM

              Agreed with coffey... there is nothing about this appealing to me...

              I'd much rather spend my $500 on 5 or 10 good meals - right on terra firma, thank you.

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                freakerdude RE: CFByrne Oct 10, 2012 03:42 PM

                Little did I know it was $500 when I posted this. But I am sure they will fill the reservations.

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                  OysterHo RE: CFByrne Oct 20, 2012 01:51 PM

                  hahaha, you know how I feel. Over the top ridiculous hoity toity pretentious waste of money I don't even have! I'm with CFByrne - I'll spend it on a whole bunch of great dinners.

                  I think it would be fun to do if it was reasonably priced, but it's insane.

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                    DolceFarNiente RE: OysterHo Oct 22, 2012 07:48 AM

                    Remember the adage "There is an inverse realtionship between the height of the restaurant and the quality of the food" For $1,000 a couple I can have dinner at Per Se in New York or any number of other A starred restaurants in this country and will be in New York and not Delray Beach.

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                      HotMelly RE: DolceFarNiente Oct 22, 2012 10:00 AM

                      What do you do if all of the sudden you say"I think I left the iron plugged in"

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                        OysterHo RE: HotMelly Oct 22, 2012 11:01 AM

                        Jump! They include the parachute in the deal!

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                        OysterHo RE: DolceFarNiente Oct 22, 2012 11:01 AM

                        In NYC, you can often find some restaurants that are on higher floors too. No extra charge!

            2. CFByrne RE: freakerdude Oct 20, 2012 10:03 AM

              Photos of the setup this morning.

              Probably still tix left if anyone is interested.

              This is not for me though, thank you.

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                zook RE: freakerdude Oct 25, 2012 07:16 PM

                Should be extra fun tomorrow with projected winds reaching 50 mph!

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                  CFByrne RE: zook Oct 26, 2012 05:04 AM

                  Ummm Zook?

                  This event happened last weekend!

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                    zook RE: CFByrne Oct 26, 2012 09:40 AM

                    Oops! I wonder if they recouped their expenses when they were here.

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                      CFByrne RE: zook Oct 26, 2012 09:58 AM

                      It doesn't sound good - see end of article


                      "According to Martin, the production of the event cost around $100,000 total. Even if they sold out all the seats at $500, they would have brought in only $44,000. "

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                        zook RE: CFByrne Oct 26, 2012 12:18 PM

                        All I can say is "wow"! Thanks for the info.

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                          coffeyucf RE: CFByrne Nov 6, 2012 01:20 PM

                          Good to see our property tax dollars wasted on a poorly planned stunt.

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