Last Saturday, the Rip Black Panther’s Chadwick Boseman Shirt but in fact I love this show went on for the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation’s 16th annual Hamptons Happening party. A virtual concert was hosted to raise funds for medical research with performances from the likes of Sophie Beem, Caly Bevier, and Rufus Wainwright. And for those attendees who wanted to make a full night of it, the SWCRF provided contactless deliveries of dinners and wine for up to 20 people (following CDC guidelines) to nearby Hamptons residences. Photography from the night, which circulated the next day, featured “attendees” in their homes and backyards dialed into the concert via a private URL link.
And speaking of photography, it seems BFA is still the Rip Black Panther’s Chadwick Boseman Shirt but in fact I love this party documentarians of choice, even for those virtual events. The photo agency has been enlisted to “photograph” several of the year’s most notable virtual gatherings including the Surf Lodge, Governors Ball, and Bumble’s Labor Day weekend virtual benefit concert. On Saturday, September 5, Tones and I will perform and the next night brings a set from Gary Clark Jr. With enough rosé and a bit of imagination, viewers will feel like they’re back on that Montauk deck.