Finally, an opportunity to wear sunglasses inside a nightclub without looking like you're trying too hard.
River North club Enclave will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for "Most people wearing sunglasses in the dark" Friday, and will try do it with a little help from Lil Jon. The "Get Low" and "Snap Yo Fingers" rapper, who is rarely photographed without his shades, will DJ at Enclave — his third stint there in 10 months — after the record attempt.
A crowd of 424 people, including former president George W. Bushand
Why is Enclave looking to break the record?
"My nephew Griffin received a Guinness Book of World Records for Christmas and while we were looking through the book, it dawned on me that with Enclave's size and capacity, we could probably find a record to break," Enclave spokeswoman Jennifer Pohl said by email. "Enclave has maintained a consistent crowd (size) of well over this (sunglasses) number for the almost-seven years we've been open. … This just seemed like not only an attainable goal, but a fun one at that."
Should Enclave break the record for most people wearing sunglasses in the dark, it would join the handful of other Guinness records set in the Chicago area recently.
That list includes the fastest half marathon time by a female dressed as a fruit, set in November when Joanne Singleton ran a 1:35:45 dressed as a strawberry at the Schaumburg Half Marathon Turkey Trot; the largest scavenger hunt, which took place on the
Enclave staff will pass out neon-framed wayfarer sunglasses that read "I (heart) Enclave" for its record attempt. Guests are required to wear the glasses for at least 10 minutes and can expect confetti blasts, air horns and a New Year's Eve-style countdown on the club's LED wall.
“To make the night and breaking the record more special, we have invited Jonny Imerman of Imerman Angels to be our special host,” Pohl said of the