3/18/2007

Phoenix Club Mardi Gras Party Recap

So last night the brother and I went to the Phoenix Club's Mardi Gras/Casino Party. The chairs of the party were Brown D and Brown G (aka "The Browns"). The entertainment was provided at first by casino games and then later by the Aristocrunk of Lord T & Eloise featuring MisterE and Al Kapone (special guest appearance).

We didn't get there until about 10. I didn't my first drink until 10:30. Why? I ran into so many people I hadn't seen since high school or college or just a few years back. I had a lot of great catching up with folks. Nothing too scandalous went down, but it was a great time. I was approached several times by a douchebag from my past who likes to exaggerate stories into lies, but hopefully he'll get the hint and go the f*ck away (btw if I spoke to someone for more than a minute, they weren't him). Other than dealing with that dork, it was a great evening.

I heard all kinds of stories from the Ptolemy float at the St Patty's parade on Beale St. Apparently one of the duchesses accidentally threw a ring with some beads. I guess it must not have been tight on her finger. I'm sure she found solice in a beer or two after the parade.

Anyhoo, I ran into too many old friends at the party, but I completely forgot to start taking pictures until later in the evening. Sorry. Here's a pic of TY with a new friend. He poured her a beer and they became friends. It must be that simple sometimes.Here's a pic of the brother and me. Here's a pic of the brother with my buddy Jake. Jake and I were at Ole Miss at the same time. My brother pledged his old fraternity after Jake had left college. After they were talking a while they realized that the room in the house that Jake had at one time, my brother had a few years later. Real small world.
Here's a pic of me with my friend Ryan.
Here's a pic of me with the brother and Ryan.
Like I said, I didn't start taking pics until too late in the night. I wish I had started earlier. Here's what I would like to have pics of:
- the Browns wearing matching outfits. I'm sure they didn't do it on purpose, but it was still funny as hell.
- Me with Micah and Court. She apparently died her hair so he got a new cut (told you I'd mention it, Micah). How long do you have to be a couple before you start coordinating when you change hairstyles? Apparently I've never been in a relationship that long...thank God. I'm happy for them.
- Me with Shannon the FD. Why? He had way too many stupid St. Patty's Day toys on.
- Me with Calvit and his magic St Patty's glasses.
Of course there are others, but those are the best ones I can remember.
About 11 they closed the casino tables downstairs and sent the crowd upstairs for the show of Lord T & Eloise. I've missed their show many times before, but I wasn't about to miss this time. So I got close to the front for the show. I have to say, they kick ass. Here are a bunch of pics of them performing.
After the second set started, Al Kapone came out to play with our royal boys. It was crazy. The Browns were on the side of the stage and got a few pics of me. I'll get them to email me copies and post them later.
In between the sets I was talking to Andy and the brother when Andy noticed some couple behind me playing a little game I like to call "hide my hands where no one can see them." Seriously this couple was in a chair and the guy's hands were everywhere and then a few other places. Neither of them seemed to care that there were a hundred people around. So I kept my back turned to them as a shield while Andy tried to take a few pics. For some reason the flash wouldn't work but we did get a few pics. On this first pic you can see she is still on his lap. He's blocking the camera with his back, but his left hand is cupping her.
Here she got a little too into it and lost control, falling out of his lap onto the floor. I've painted over her face so that no one can tell who they are.
Here is where she had passed out in the chair a few minutes later. I know the pic looks like it's just them in the hallway, but there were about 50 people around watching this. About a minute or two after she passed out, some girl came over and started trying to revive her. It actually took throwing water on her face to get her to wake back up. At that point she was escorted to the ladies room. I guess if you can't drink with the big boys you'd better stay at home.
So overall I had a great time. Hung out with some old friends and a few new ones. If you missed the party, you made a huge mistake. Don't do it next year.
Have a good one and don't get none on ya.

2 comments:

Oscar said...

Good Luck on interview tommrow. Russ said he hooked you up with a buddy of his.

Philip said...

Thanks. Yeah he did.

 
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