Chicago Bean Facebook Events

Chicago Bean Facebook Events

Updated Oct 31, 2017 at 04:40AM EDT by Y F.

Added Oct 30, 2017 at 12:56PM EDT by Matt.

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Chicago Bean Facebook Events refer to a series of parody Facebook event invite pages on for various tongue-in-cheek gatherings at the Chicago public art landmark "Cloud Gate," known colloquially as the "Chicago Bean."


On October 22nd, 2017, Facebook[1] user Stephanie Reid opened invites for an event entitled "Windex the Bean" on November 15th, 2017. The details of the event read, "The Bean is dirty." Within one week, the post has received more than 3,000 guests confirmed as "going" and 25,000 "interested.

Funny facebook event in Chicago to polish the Chicago Bean with windex


Shortly after the event received attention, more events began appearing on Facebook. For example, "Critique the Bean's Resume" (shown below, left[2]) was launched on October 24th,
"Replace the Bean with Mr. Bean" (shown below, center) on October 25th, and "Release The Bean into Lake Michigan and shout 'You're free!'" (shown below, right) on October 26th.

Several news outlets covered the popularity of the events, including Hyperallergic,[5] WGN9,[6] Curbed,[7] TimeOut,[8] Rockford Register[9] and more.

Chicago Bean event to critique the bean's resume funny Chicago Bean event of replacing the Chicago bean with Mr Bean Facebook event to free the Chicago Bean into lake Michigan with graphics from Free Willy

Various Examples

Facebook event to dress up the Chicago Bean as a ghost for Halloween Funny Chicago Bean event that Guy Fieri is going to cook the bean Chicago event of putting a blanket on the Chicago Bean because it is cold outside
Chicago Bean event posted to facebook to Paint the Bean Facebook event to add googly eyes to the Chicago Bean Silly Chicago Bean event to geta gian oven and bake the bean

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Wouldn't be surprised if someone actually showed up to these. If I still lived in Chicago, I'd go to the Bean just to see if there are people who end up actually doing these things.

Also, I believe there should be an entry for parody Facebook events as a hole.


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