Instagrammer Chronicles The Saddest Chicago Bachelor Party Ever
By Rachel Cromidas in News on Sep 8, 2015 5:45PM
Robert Chernow takes in a Cubs game/Instagram
Labor Day Weekend was full of weddings, reunions, air travel and other last-ditch efforts to savor summer—and with them, the massive flight delays you might expect.
A slew of flight delays left one unlucky New Yorker in Chicago for a friend's bachelor party getaway utterly alone when none of the other men in his party could make their flights. Robbie Chernow, 28, decided to turn his unexpectedly solo-visit to Chicago into a one-man tromp through the bachelor party's itinerary, and chronicle the whole thing on his Instagram account in a series of morose and hilarious selfies.
"Hey @notjake_fromstatefarm, thanks for inviting me to your bachelor party and then having your flight get canceled so I'm the only one here! Let's go Bears! #chicagoforone," Chernow wrote on Instagram Friday as he kicked-off the bachelor party for one with a trip to a Bears game.
it only gets sadder and more comical from there as Chernow proceeds to take a lonely boat tour on the Chicago River and snaps a particularly distressed-looking photo in front of the Navy Pier carousel—along with a passive aggressive jab at the groom-to-be who could make it to his bachelor party.
Chernow met some helpful Chicagoans along the way, including a Portillo's waitress and a John Hancock Tower attendant...
This is Michelle. Her and her family sat next to me on the boat (the seats that my friends would've been occupying had they made it here). She showed genuine remorse for my situation - So much so that she gave me a mini bottle of Cabernet before telling her kids "let's go sit somewhere else and let the sad man be alone". Thanks, Michelle! #chicagoforone
This is Audrey and Nicolette. Even though I didn't sign up for the Master Card they were promoting, they still gave me a Bears schedule magnet because they felt bad and as Nicolette said "this will look good on your mini fridge. (Beat). You seem like someone with a mini fridge". Thanks, Audrey & Nicolette! #chicagoforone
This is Ray. He was the captain of my water taxi. After hearing my story he insisted I wear a life vest to ensure my safety. Accordingly to him "you must live in order to keep the bachelor party dream alive". Thanks, Ray! Sidenote - as apropos as it is that I'm literally blue in this picture, that was a random coincidence, not an added filter meant to illustrate my current mood. #chicagoforone
Chernow was at times so alone, he somehow managed to get a photo of his reflection in the Bean without any other people in it:
Chernow's sightseeing, stunts and Instagram hasthag earned him international attention by the weekend's close. Personally, we're proud of Chicago for showing Chernow a good time, and wondering whether #ChicagoForOne will get any follow-up acts.