How They Party
Chicago's 2007 singles came ready to mingle at Summer Lovin' last Friday at the Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E. Chicago Ave.). The event, attended by more than 600 guests, was presented by Chicago and The Auxiliary Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital and raised funds for the Prostate Cancer Gene Therapy Program.
At the party, Chicagomag.com asked a few of the singles about their party M.O.—what they like to drink and how they make an impression on someone they want to get to know.
PLUS: Check out what they wore to the event—and what our fashion panel of fashion critics had to say.
|Favorite drink||How they make a first impression|
|Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne; Absolut Mandarin and soda||"I smile and make eye contact."|
|Regular Red Bull out of the can||"I ask them what they do."|
|Blue moon—“with an orange, of course!” Also, any kind of pinot noir by the glass||"I naturally make eye contact and smile. I just let them know I'm interested.”|
|Patron Tequila, chilled. Lime and salt? “No! No training wheels!”||"Be confident. The best icebreaker is a good joke. Okay, here’s a good one: Make a bet about who gets served first when you’re standing at the bar.”|
|Jason K. [bio]||Grey Goose and soda||“I just shake their hand and introduce myself.”|
|Vodka soda; Cabernet Sauvignon||"I just go up and say hi." Hand shake? Hug? “It really depends on the situation. Sometimes a hug.”|
|Easy Living with a straw [a virgin blend of fruit juices]. “It’s symbolic of how I want to live my life—easy and free.”||"I start talking to person about whatever is happening at the moment."|
|Goose Island Honkers Ale—"We’re in Chicago, baby!”||"I smile and say hi—just go with the flow."|
|Grey Goose and soda with two limes, on the rocks in a high ball glass.||“A strong handshake.”|
|Any American mircobrews. Also, "Bourbon, Maker's Mark, neat or on the rocks—it doesn’t matter.” ||"I just go up, start talking, and see what foolishness comes out of my mouth.” |
Photography: Esther Kang