I wound up having great fun: got off the subway at the north Queen street exit sometime after midnight, came out on the street and just let myself wander.
This very twitchy woman got off where I did; at Bloor she was pacing a bit waiting for the subway and occasionally turning around to face the rest of the passengers, wearing a transparent top that very much showcased her nipples. I don't think she got as much reaction as she had hoped.
On the street, they did have booths with maps, but they were pretty useless without my glasses
Walked down Yonge to Adelaide or so, just enjoyed the night; somehow missed that exhibit that was the giant corner store doling out mini-lanterns. Walked up Bay and hit the Funhouse, which was great: a guy on stilts, a heroine type chickie screaming, screens ribbons, lights, mayhem, very carnivalesque; you could line up for a little "ride" in a small car, but I didn't really have the patience for that.
The walk back up Bay to Nathan Philips square was all fun. On the square itself, the piece with the six round spots changing images was quite stunning, the sounds going with it and the way some of the light reflected back. This is actually the kind of piece that makes Nuit Blanche worthwhile.
Also caught in part of the garage the Obsolescence display, part of the end of the world themed stuff and quite liked it. The line-up for the Museum for the End of the World was over an hour, so I bailed on that, and walked along Queen.
As soon as I crossed University (where some impromptu music party was happening on the median, the crowd changed a fair bit; looked like a lot of kids had gone to the one mall to get dressed and all come together.
At Second Cup as I was waiting for a hot chocolate, an amazon looking babe with a short shorts and raver furry boots grabbed my arm on the way out and said "YOU are art!", which was worth a smile.
Walked over to Spadina, no streetcar; went up Spadina, no bus. No cabs or streetcars at Dundas. Wound up walking all the way to Beaconsfield where the Day and Night party was still in full swing with Alphonse spinning a killer set.
All kinds of familiar faces there, which was nice after all that traipsing. New ones too and great dance energy, much needed at that point.
So all in a all a limited Nuit Blanche but very pleasant one.