Proving once again that rich people have too much damn money, Barbara Corcoran (of Shark Tank fame) threw herself a 70th birthday party and the theme of the party was funeral chic. Barbara bought (or rented?) a coffin that she could hop out of and get the party started much to the dismay and confusion of party goers.
According to Page Six:
Barbara Corconran celebrated her 70th birthday over the weekend — by hosting her own “funeral.”
Guests arrived at a Fifth Avenue penthouse, we’re told, to find Corcoran lying in a coffin in a red gown with flowers on either side of her and a cardboard cutout of her as a nun.
Then the “Shark Tank” star and real estate mogul leapt out of the box and began dancing around the room.
People have said this was creepy or thirsty and they aren’t wrong, but I do have a weird understanding of the logic behind it. Funerals are a time when people say all the things they loved about said person, and maybe Barbara wants them to be said when she’s on this side of grass. Some people just need more acknowledgment and attention and Barbara is clearly one of these people who are extra EXTRA.
On one hand I can relate to needing acknowledgment, I get annoyed when I put a dollar in a tip cup and the barista doesn’t see me do it, or when people don’t treat my birthday like it’s the last time they will ever see me because I’ll be dead. So rude!
Barbara made some other requests of her party goers:
We’re told the dress code was “tango,” and she hired a professional tango dancer for the evening.
Her “Shark Tank” co-stars Daymond John and Mark Cuban attended, with Mavericks owner Cuban calling the whole affair “creepy” in an Instagram story.
It’s a funeral/birthday party with a professional tango dancer. What’s creepy? I mean who doesn’t want to be reminded of the impermanence of life while munching on some birthday cake next to a coffin while also learning to tango? Honestly, I would be more annoyed about a forced tango lesson. If I wanted to take tango, Barbara, I would do it on my own! I don’t want to learn at some eccentric birthday party, when I just came for cake and booze and maybe to pitch you an idea about a coffin party rental company.
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