Friends Snap Photo Of Dinner Party On 405 Freeway During ‘Carmaggedon’

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The dreaded 405 Freeway closure last weekend may have finished earlier than expected, but one daring quartet took less than 90 seconds to capture one of the more memorable photos in recent memory.

Early Sunday morning, Matt and Amanda Corrigan of Sherman Oaks, and their pals Barry Neely and Jesse Glucksman set up a mock dinner table on the empty stretch of freeway running through the Sepulveda Pass and snapped away.

The stunt, which Amanda estimates took no more than ten minutes from start to finish, included a folding table, chairs, a table cloth and dinnerware — including wine glasses and candlesticks to set the mood.

Gluckman, an amateur photographer, said the plan was pulled off without a hitch.

“Once we got out on the highway, I just kept shooting, shooting, shooting,” said Gluckman.

But before the group could enjoy their meal, the makeshift dinner party was ultimately broken up when a construction crew approached the scene.

Still, their brazen stunt will always be captured on film for posterity.

“It was the adventure that we wanted,” said Neely.


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