Day parties are pretty popular around these parts and have been for several years. What is a day party, you ask? It’s a party, normally sponsored by a promoter with a DJ at a club/bar/lounge type venue that is held during daytime hours, typically from 2pm-8pm when the venue would normally be closed. Day parties are especially popular during the spring and summer and the crowds tend to be older, I guess cause mature folks (30 and up) don’t like to party with the youngsters who come out at night and sometimes are a bit too rowdy.
I hit them all the time when I was single. It was a good look to get cute and sassy, have a few cocktails, mix and mingle with Houston’s finest and sweat out my perm on the dance floor. Then I got boo’d up and started spending time with Myron on my free weekends. Then I got engaged, started planning a wedding and got all wrapped up in all of that. But we decided that now that we had all that type of stuff out of the way, that married folks like to get their proper shake on to and headed to a Memorial Day weekend day party.
We should have kept our money. First off, we both misjudged how gotdamned hot was that day. Houston easily topped a hundred degrees every day of the entire weekend. My husband cannot stand to be hot. The venue had a covered patio but it was still Africa hot out there!! In addition, the party promoters had EVERY seat in the venue reserved. I guess if you weren’t on baller status and didn’t buy a bottle of Diddy’s favorite Ciroc and associated set-ups, your ass couldn’t sit down. Average Janes were ass out standing on their 4 inch stilettos. Average Joes got off a bit more lucky, LOL. No one was dancing (not even in the air conditioned inside) and the atmosphere was just seemed kinda pretentious. The crowd was age appropriate, cause I saw a lot of familiar faces but the vibe was just off. I sat myself down in one of the reserved sections anyway and the both of us just people watched. After a couple of hours, we gave in to the oppressive heat and went to have dinner, in the blessed cool air.
At first, thought perhaps I was being too “married” but I talked to a single friend who went to another promoter sponsored event that was held the next night at a high end BMW dealership. I asked her how it was for her as a singleton. She mentioned the same types of things, in terms of the people being somewhat stuck up, the women dressed to catch ballers and the place full of dudes who wear sunglasses in the club at night. She said the event was first class in terms of the crowd but said the vibe was a bit much for her. She said it would be a while before she hit a party again. She laughed and said she guessed we were just getting too old for that type of event and we needed to stick to hanging out at house parties and lounges.
Maybe she’s right.
Where are your fave places to go out to have fun night out?????