All-Star weekend 2010 has came and went, but the memories will last forever. The thisaintthat staff was definitely on the scene and will give you the highs and lows of the weekend. We were courtside for the NBA events, and VIP for every party.
There was, what seemed to be, over 100 parties. Everybody that was somebody had a party. Everything started on Wednesday with Busta Rhymes and Jason Terry hosting a party at the Skye Bar in down-town Dallas. There were several parties that Thursday, but 8 inches of snow put a clamp on the night life. Friday, the place to be was the Welcome to Dallas party, hosted by THE MAN, THE MYTH, THE LEGEND, Sean P. Diddy Combs. Also throwing a party that Friday was the King and the Prince. Drake and Lebron James drew over 3000 people to there event, but only 2k were allowed to enter while the remainder of the crowd was hot but was quickly cooled down outside by the snow.
Celebrities throwing parties on Saturday included; Drake, D. Wade, Jeezy, Plies, Carmelo Anthony, Nelly, JD, Trey Songz, Michael Jordan, Trina & Nikki Minaj, and the list goes on and on. But none topped Mr. Combs. Diddy was at club Sting in north Dallas. Sting has three seperate dancefloors and bars, but people were in there shoulder to shoulder. The crew and myself had pre-sale VIP tickets for $150, but for those walking up, it was $400 dollars. DJ S&S was on the 1’s & 2’s and definitely kept the party hype. Diddy came in a little after 1am with Floyd Mayweather and kept the party going until a little after 3am.
Earlier that Saturday, me and the crew went to a “day party” at the Hibachi Grill near the Galleria. If I had to descride the scene, I would say that it was a happy hour to the 4th power. The crowd was definitely grown and sexy and the drinks and music was butta! After leaving the party, we went to the Galleria which was rediculously packed. It’s being said that Lebron shut the Gucci store down for like an hour and no one could enter while he shopped.
The Sunday night party that we attended was hosted by TO, Josh Howard, and Kenyon Martin and was held at the Palladium Ballroom. This definitely fell short of the mark. There was two seperate areas, one for regular admission and the other for VIP. Of course we did it big and paid for VIP, but it was not worth it. Everybody stared at the celebrities the entire time and were not dancing. We ended up hanging out in the regular admission area the entire night. Truth be told, we should have went to Diddy’s party at Beamers.
All in all, the parties were off the chain, and I feel as if Dallas did a great job playing host. Next year’s game is in Los Angeles so I expect things to be more crazy and we plan on being there!
Big shouts out to Bean, Mempho, and Derwin!
Next up, the NBA events!