I’m kind of over going out on the weekends at night for the most part. I will for special events but for the most part if I don’t have a client I try to avoid it. I just feel like the weekday’s are a better crowd and they actually want promoters there. On the weekend nights they are trying to cash in and we’re just kind of in the way if we’re not bringing clients in.
My day started out pretty eventful as I was on a location scout at “LAVO Bikini Brunch” for something I really can’t talk about yet. This place hasn’t slowed down much due to the mass migration out east(Hamptons) for the summer. With Strategic their brand is just too strong at this point. They have so many big clients and their Promoters are all top notch. It wasn’t like mid fall crazy but it was still bumping
This big client that I have seen at a lot of strategic venues balling out had a crazy bottle parade around 5pm. It definitely got the crowd going.
After I left LAVO I headed over to my friend Kelly’s apartment to chill. She apparently is fighting with her roommate and staying at her other friend’s ridiculous apartment. Her roof deck is huge. It literally looks down on the W Downtown roof deck. There also was an awesome view of the WTC site. I have a feeling some debaucherous after hours are in store for us there lol. She was out until god knows when and crazy hungover. So I brought over my famous hangover remedy. Pedialyte+Code Blue+Caffiene=Freedom.
We hung out on her roofdeck exchanging stories for a few hours. It’s funny how many of the same weirdos and degenerates we have encountered. Also, the sheer amount of crazy famous celebrities we’ve seen in compromising positions. One day we’ll be able to share those stories with the world. However, that won’t be for a whileee. Sorry.
After that I headed over to meet this girl I’ve been dating for dinner at Kittichai in SoHo. I love this place. I try to go there as much as possible. Their tasting menu is awesome. Every dish has such distinct flavors that just kind of jump out at you. It was pretty nice out so we ate outside.
When we finished dinner we decided to head over to a house party some promoter friends of mine were throwing in Hell’s Kitchen. Their apartment was really awesome. It’s spacious duplex with a little outside area that is below the sidewalk. The place was packed with people as pretty much everyone who lives there is a promoter. It was really good to see my friend’s August and Selasi. We had so much fun last summer but I’ve only got to see them once or twice since my nightlife hiatus. I also met a few of their other friends who were really cool. There were a few drunk messes there to laugh at as well. Exhibit A —>
I brought my date along to the party and we were chatting outside when this really drunk German au pair came up to us. This girl was nice but really drunk and awkward.
The interaction went something like this:
German: Wow you are so beautiful!
Date: Thank you.
German: Are your eyes real? (She has crazy blue eyes)
Date: Yes. They are.
German: No. Are you serious? They are real?
Date: Yup, I’m half Italian.
German: WOW. They are so pretty.
German: Are you guys together?
Me: Um we came together yes.
German: Wow. You are such a good couple. You guys should do it.
Me: Um thanks. We’ll keep that in mind.
German: No really. Oh my god you should make her you’re girlfriend.
This awkward exchange went on for like 5 more minute until she went off to find some guy or something. Though we went through this exact same conversation like 3 more times in the night.
The funny thing about their apartment is that it’s next door to one of the most happening Gay Nightclubs in NYC called Industry. Though every one at the house refers to it as “GLAVO” (Gay LAVO) lol This particular weekend happened to be “Pride” weekend. So the entire block was filled with drunk gay men. If you never been to NYC on Pride Weekend it’s something to see. Especially in this area which is a predominantly gay neighborhood.
I have a bunch of gay friends and they have absolutely no filter. Some of the shit that comes out of their mouths I could never get away with in a million years. So when you have a bunch of drunk gay men walking by a straight house party it leads to some interesting reactions. At one point some dude was screaming “C***********CCCCKKKKK” at me through the window and making lude gestures. It was f*cking hilarious.
It was so hot in there and we had a nice buzz going so a few of us wanted to take the party somewhere else. It was still kind of early barely 12:30am but we decided to go to OAK. I never like going there that early but I was already in a good mood and it wasn’t too bad. It turns out “Eddie” from the recently defunct bunker is doing the door there now. He was always really cool. I dealt with him at Bunker when I worked on their first Wednesday party and he was a great door guy. I was happy to see him land somewhere else good quickly.
We partied there until like 2:30AM then I was just too tired and drunk to function. So I called it an early night. It was a really fun day and I was ready to sleep it off on Sunday.