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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The height of decadence?

For those with an extra $10K laying around, who can't think of anything better to do with it...I present:
Dinner in the Sky.

Dinner in the Sky takes place in Belgium at a table suspended up to 50 meters high. (164 feet)

It can also be done elsewhere, for additional charges.
(If you can afford it at all...why not where you want?)

Technical specifications
Total weight of the table: 2,200 kilograms (4,850 pounds)
Weight of the crane: 90 or 160 metric tons (99 or 176.3 U.S. tons)
Table measurements (not assembled): 6 x 2.5 meters (20 x 8.2 feet)
Table measurements (assembled): 9 x 5 meters (29 x 16.4 feet)
Rotation range of the seats: 180°
Maximum height: 50 meters (164 feet)
Number of dinner guests seated (four-point seat belts): 22

Basis - 8 hours
Dinner (table + crane + logistic & security staff) 7,900 Euros ($9,913)
Transport (table + crane + client location scouting) 750 Euros ($941)

Payment conditions
50% down; balance due 30 days before the event.
Weather risk insurance 10% of the total + 15% tax.
(If paying that much for dinner, I'd get insurance)

For those with the wherewithal:
(And the desire)
DAVID GHYSELS +32 (0)2 333.38.10

I've rappeled 100 feet out of helicopters, and hundreds of feet under and above ground. I can tell you from personal experience that it appears to be a lot more when you're looking down from above than it does from below.

Not that I'll ever have that kind of "money to burn".

But if I did? I'd go for it...


Blogger cave_nate said...

Damm, i dropped my glass

October 25, 2006 8:23 AM  
Blogger benning said...

I don't really care to dine al fresco. And not suspended in the air like that. Good LORD! What a way to toss good money away!

Ahh, well, I guess if you can afford it, why not? Seems to be something incredibly expensive and unusual popping up every day.

I wonder what the birds think of the table?

October 25, 2006 10:50 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

The cost of food is rising,the sky is the limit and I'm fed up with it.

October 25, 2006 11:55 AM  
Blogger Road Rider said...

I doubt that I'd have much appetite at that point!!

October 25, 2006 12:22 PM  
Blogger Hawkeye® said...

The only thing that comes to mind is...


(:D) Best regards...

October 25, 2006 12:24 PM  
Blogger JR said...

A kiddy ride for the rich... Perfect for your next lawn party... What will they think of next...

October 25, 2006 1:52 PM  
Blogger Barb said...

Where's the bathroom?

October 25, 2006 7:36 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

I guess it would be prudent not to walk under the thing, in any case.

If you get a bunch of folks together (the maximum of 22), it would "only" cost about $455 per person on their site...which does not include getting there, of course.

As for what the birds think, that's probably what the Lexan™ cover is for.

The sky's the limit!!!

(Clever remark, BTW)

Road Rider:
If I was paying that much for a meal, I'd damned sure eat it.

REALLY "Highfalutin"

A kiddy ride for the rich describes it well.

An excellent question; I would imagine they'd want everyone to relieve themselves beforehand.

Look out below!!!

October 26, 2006 12:50 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Mama always liked you best because you were always the practical one.

October 26, 2006 11:05 AM  
Blogger DreamingLady said...

It is really something new to me. Wow, I guess if I have such money, I will definately go with you for it.:)

October 26, 2006 11:23 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

There's something to be said for practicality. Speaking of which, I hope you don't mind, but I got rid of the superfluous comments.

And now I get to be eleventeenth!!!

I think I'd have to be filthy rich to indulge in such extravagance.

I could always think of better things to do with that kind of $$$...

October 26, 2006 7:26 PM  
Blogger Meg said...

Why are there only chefs at the table? Just curious.

Oh, and what happens if you drop your fork on someone's head?


October 27, 2006 8:37 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

Meg Kelso:
At a guess, there are only chefs in the promotional picture, maybe because it was a group of them that came up with the concept?
(I don't know, really)

If you dropped a fork on someone's head, I imagine it would hurt...a LOT.

BTW, welcome to my li'l corner o' "da blogosphere". Whence cometh thou? I looked at some of your stuff. A bit risqué, some of it, but I was laughing my okole (it's Hawaiian, figure it out) off at some of your material...

October 28, 2006 3:56 PM  

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