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Mix and mingle in Atlanta

It’s been a super busy week with about 20 different events going on in the city! It’s one of the many reasons I love Atlanta.  I went to a film festival, listened to live hip hop music, Nina Simone tribute that was a spoken word/art event and singles mixer! I am exhausted as that sounds but I had a wonderful time running around town.  I will tell you about the events in more detail next week.

On Tuesday, I braved the crowd and ventured to Buckhead to attend the 13th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase the Havana Club in Atlanta. The event was hosted by R&B crooner Lloyd and DJ Drama, the showcase featured performances by hip-hop heir apparent Drake and Atlanta-bred Travis Porter.

One of the exciting moments for me was when BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations Catherine Brewton and members of Organized Noize and Goodie Mob presented rapper/producer Big Boi with the Legends of ATL Award.  I am a HUGE OutKast fan, so it was great to see Bib Boi aka Sir Luscious Left Foot!

RP_92352 After I stopped pouting about being in a club on a Tuesday night, I relaxed a bit and had a great time catching up with my friend “SuperStar.” We mingled around as she caught up with friends, including one of the BMI representatives. Let me tell you, there are a lot of perks to knowing people in high places!  He was kind enough to help us throughout the evening and kept us posted on Drake’s E.T.A. on stage.

The crowd was getting bigger and bigger, and it was getting later and later.  I have been wanting to see Drake perform live since the buzz about him began.  Just when I was feeling too old and too irritated to endure that crowd, Drake came on stage.  I was pretty impressed by his stage presence.  He worked the crowd and really did his thing.   I get why there was so much industry buzz about him.

It ended up being a really great event that made me almost fall back in love with hip hop again.  One thing I noticed about the crowd that night was that it was pretty diverse.  I know I felt older *cough* then the average attendee, but the truth is there were people there of all ages.

When you go out, are you mindful of the age range of people? For the younger readers, do you prefer to hang out at events with people in your age/demographic?  How can you tell when an event is geared toward you?

Are there certain places or events that you totally rule out because you know that the crowd won’t be your scene?  Is it a good idea to discount any place you have a preconceived notion about?  I actually met an older man, in the music industry while we were in line.  He was pretty cool and not African American, so I would not necessarily have expected to swap business cards with someone like him that night.  Which is my point. Do we mix and mingle with an open mind?

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Professor

April 23rd, 2010
4:14 pm

Carlito,

I was hoping you would have a joke that could poke find humor in that one. :grin:

Melo

April 23rd, 2010
4:15 pm

why are those bloggers there taling about reading like its such a big problem for some kids

Leggs

April 23rd, 2010
4:15 pm

@DreamsM ~ I don’t think you caught exactly what i’m swiss was saying when he talked about the fish tacos. Hell, maybe it’s me who read between the lines????

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
4:16 pm

Professor, they gay guy won a burger eating contest? If you eat burgers how can you be gay. LOL

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
4:16 pm

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
4:17 pm

Hey what was the bloggers name that used to mess with me about correcting myself. I can not remember the name, it has been many weeks since I have seen her.

DreamsMaterialize

April 23rd, 2010
4:18 pm

I don’t think you caught exactly what i’m swiss was saying when he talked about the fish tacos.
Oh I got what he was saying…that’s the only reason I’ll give it another shot. I like “fish” as much as the next man. ;-)

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
4:19 pm

I hate it when I can not remember stuff, all of this weed has to stop. LOL

i'm swiss

April 23rd, 2010
4:21 pm

Leggs / Dreams — I’m all about the double entendre… And, Dreams, I may believe the bible is fiction, but I am quite familiar with that sense of the word “know…” ;-) :lol:

czBrat

April 23rd, 2010
4:21 pm

Hey Leggs, please remind me where’s the track meet?

i'm swiss

April 23rd, 2010
4:24 pm

Dreams — Are you like me…? I prefer mine light on the fish, heavy on the taco:lol:

Leggs

April 23rd, 2010
4:26 pm

@czBrat ~ we didn’t make it last night to State! We are finished until Cross Country track starts. She’s bummed out. They took the top 2 from yesterday’s meet to advance to State. The team had jitters, were nervous, and mentally unprepared. They shot their own selves in the foot. Oh well. Even my child didn’t look her best. So, lots of tears driving home last night!

Leggs

April 23rd, 2010
4:27 pm

Ok, DreamsM ~ I think you throwing in the the “beer” threw me off!

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
4:27 pm

Melo

April 23rd, 2010
4:27 pm

Does pollen cause itching for the nana as it does for the eyes!

@Leggs??

So what venue have u settled on??

I hav’nt received my invite yet..unless u screened me out!

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
4:29 pm

Leggs

April 23rd, 2010
4:30 pm

I’m not sending the evite today. We have a good 30 days. I’m waiting to hear from Tazzee what her preferences are.

@Melo ~ you know I would never screen your crazy behind out!

SexyCool

April 23rd, 2010
4:30 pm

Time for my regularly scheduled massage.

Quote from my friend Suze’s FB Page - ” BE you, DO you, and BE happy. Then, regardless of the stats and issues, love and happiness will find YOU. Period. End of story.”

I’m out.
(Chunking up the dueces.)

Melo

April 23rd, 2010
4:31 pm

Im not liking the changes to that MIA facebook on the pics!

Dangit!

DreamsMaterialize

April 23rd, 2010
4:33 pm

I prefer mine light on the fish, heavy on the taco…
As long as it’s fresh and neat, I’m in it to win it.

Ok, DreamsM ~ I think you throwing in the the “beer” threw me off! The beer (or other alcohol) usually precedes the eating of the meal. You think I run the Blog Bar for nothing? ;-)

Melo

April 23rd, 2010
4:35 pm

Im hoping that if Obama dont make it the next election cycle,at least the winner on the other side better be Mitt Romney, a Big time Mormon.

That way,the polygamy bill has a shot of geting thru the senate or getting vetoed by him if it dont allow for enough number of women for each man!

Luvbug

April 23rd, 2010
4:36 pm

Melo- Sorry, I won’t be there. What you trying to figure out? What I look like?

Regular…not the best or worst looking.

Carlito – What weed?

Melo

April 23rd, 2010
4:40 pm

Melo- Sorry, I won’t be there. What you trying to figure out? What I look like?

@Luvbug

aaaagh lady!,that sucks!!

what u look like can be viewed on takpat78@gmail.com

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
4:40 pm

Luvbug, you passin’? LOL

Luvbug

April 23rd, 2010
4:41 pm

No it cannot.

czBrat

April 23rd, 2010
4:41 pm

awww Leggs that stinks! i was so looking forward to it. hopefully she won’t stay bummed for long. younguns are resilient like that.

Leggs

April 23rd, 2010
4:42 pm

@DreamsM ~ it was noted yesterday or Wednesday why you run the blog and why your glass is always empty while you continuously pour drinks for others. Yeah, your gig is up!!

Leggs

April 23rd, 2010
4:43 pm

@i’m swiss ~ what end of the day quote do you have to offer (close to the end of the day).

Melo

April 23rd, 2010
4:44 pm

@Luvbug!

I know u dont have an attitude like that! :lol:

Luvbug

April 23rd, 2010
4:44 pm

Passin what Carlito? LOL

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
4:45 pm

Leggs, I have an end of the day joke.:

Two gay men decide to have a baby.
They mix their sperm, and then have a surrogate mother artificially inseminated.
When the baby is born, they rush to the hospital.
A dozen babies are in the ward,eleven of whom are crying and screaming. Over in the corner,one is smiling serenely.
A nurse comes by and to the gays’ delight she points out the happy child as theirs.
“Isn’t it wonderful?” one man says to the other.
“All these unhappy children and ours is so happy.”
The nurse says,”Oh sure, he’s happy now.
But just watch what happens when we take the pacifier out of his ass.”

DreamsMaterialize

April 23rd, 2010
4:45 pm

Yeah, your gig is up!!
My “gig” isn’t original…everyone knows what it is. So, you all must like it. I just give you all an excuse to do what it is you already want to do. I help release inhibitions…and other things. ;-) Now come have this drink with me.

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
4:46 pm

Luvbug, ahhh I see now. Denial :)

Luvbug

April 23rd, 2010
4:47 pm

I knew something was up with that bar. He never offered me no water/orange juice/tea…nothing. None drinkers not invited I guess.

Leggs

April 23rd, 2010
4:48 pm

@Carlito ~ you have been bad most of the day. You, Melo and i’m swiss are 3 dangerous guys at the same table.

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
4:48 pm

Luvbug, so you do not drink, do you partake in any other things? LOL

Leggs

April 23rd, 2010
4:49 pm

@Tazzee has heard only good things about the Bistro and wants to go there.

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
4:49 pm

Leggs, I have just been telling jokes and trying to get Luvbug high. :)

Luvbug

April 23rd, 2010
4:50 pm

What other things Carlito? (j/k)

No. No other things.

Melo

April 23rd, 2010
4:50 pm

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
4:50 pm

You all can meet at my house and I will provide free drinks

while everyone rebuilds my deck. :)

Leggs

April 23rd, 2010
4:51 pm

You’re right, it’s not original!

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
4:51 pm

Luvbug, shotgun?

DreamsMaterialize

April 23rd, 2010
4:56 pm

None drinkers not invited I guess.
hey hey hey, all ladies are invited. Just tell me what your vice preferrence is, and I’ll gladly provide. All part of the No Woman Left Behind Act. ;-)

Leggs

April 23rd, 2010
4:57 pm

I am so sleepy! For any of you that had a disagreement with your SO from yesterday and it has filtered into today remember this:

Yesterday Ended Last Night, Let It Go before you close your eyes at night, and don’t let the sun shine the next morning with that being the first thing still on your lips!!!!

Can someone please carry me to my car???

Melo

April 23rd, 2010
4:57 pm

Three Words for the weekend!

Get it In!

Byeall
Enjoy urself at the beach lady!

Carlito

April 23rd, 2010
4:58 pm

Dreams, has all of you ladies in mind. You need a smokeshop for Luvbug Dreams. LOL

Leggs

April 23rd, 2010
5:05 pm

i'm swiss

April 23rd, 2010
5:19 pm

Leggs — No end of the day pearls of wisdom to impart… I’ll just say “Goodnight all — I’m going home to f@#% Mrs. Swiss” ;-) :-D

Be good…

TakinItSlow

April 23rd, 2010
5:32 pm

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