The MFA is hosting the first of four all-night
raves "mfaNOW" contemporary-art events that includes dancing and "food trucks and lawn games, live music and DJs, lectures, artist demonstrations, performance art."
Only problem is more people showed up than the museum expected/can handle and now some people are abandoning the line to get in - some after having spent three hours in line.
"Seems pretty unorganized," Bobby Main writes.
The MFA apologizes and tries to put a positive spin on it:
Apologies for the wait - we are working on getting everyone in. The good news is that we're open til 9 am.
Around 12:10 a.m., the MFA estimated the time to get in from the back of the line was 1 1/2 hours.
Steve Safran, whom we're guessing is nowhere near the Avenue of the Arts, opines:
New York: Explosion, people unfazed.
Boston: "We have to WAIT to sleep over in an art museum?!"
Not everybody was put off by the long lines. Gisele Ellis, who enthused:
Delighted to see @mfaboston brush off the stodgy stereotype and have an hours long wait for #MFAnow. Young people loving art!