Is it better to party like a rock star or party with a rock star? I looked that up on Ask-a-Hedonist.com and the correct answer is: BOTH! I like it! But not in a Gordon Gekko “I like my Greed with a greasy hair gel icing” kind of way, but more like a “having your cake and eating it too” -happy- kind of way.
Rockers COLLECTIVE SOUL did a free outdoor concert for the hometown fans in Atlanta’s Centennial Park on Saturday. My “I’m with the band” friend artist/filmmaker Joseph Guay invited me to join the VIP action to which I jumped all over. Joseph shot the cover for the bands new album & designed the entire CD.
I arrive in Atlanta, pull off the interstate and head down Peachtree Street and immediately run into a complete freak show: Faeries (w/ Wings & faery dust) and Gladiators and Trekkies … TONS OF THEM! Are these people Collective Soul fans I wonder? I make my way to the park to see a more rocker/football fan clientele @ the park. The concert was a blast but the real fun happened post-concert at the band’s private party at the clubby-cool DRINKSHOP @ the W Hotel-Downtown. I cavorted with a Goose who was oh so Grey and flew freely into my glass all night long! Grey Goose was one of the sponsors so the vodka was complimentary. This was my kind of party.
The band’s rock star guest list included fun friends: Guay, Daily Candy’s Tiffany Davis, Celebrity stylist Ritchie Arpino and Good Day Atlanta host Suchita Vadlamani
I made a new cool friend, Vincent Martinez, who is looking for the next supermodel. If it’s you, click: FASHIONADO
Sunday I took the fam back to Atlanta to check out the Fantasy-Fest that is DRAGON*CON. Thinking this is totally not my scene, but the kids will get a kick out of it. NO….this was a complete eye candy extravaganza and more of a PG-13 rating. I’m all about a costume party, but this was way over the top. 50,000 people in way out costumes: monsters, trekkies, Star Wars characters, super heroes … if it’s in a comic book, it was there. My family was radically underdressed for the party: we arrived without weapons, wigs or masks. No capes or super hero logo’d leotards on any of us. I was thinking I should have brought my vampire cape. My daughter left her SCREAM mask in the car. If I go next year, I’ll definitely be dressed for the occasion and flying the freak flag!
“The Vampire Dairies,” which is filmed in Georgia, premieres on tonight @ 8p on the CW network. A few locals are in the cast.
There are a very few Indigo Girls tix left for the Saturday night concert @ Cox Capitol Theatre. If you want them contact Kirsten West @ email@example.com.
FUTURE LOVE PARADISE
College Hill Corridor’s Downtown Look Around, Friday Sept. 11th 5p-10p. FREE EVENT.
True Blooded Maconite Carrie Preston will be in Macon on Sept. 12th an acting workshop @ Theatre Macon from 2p – 4p. Tickets are $5.00 Preston be talking about the Business of Acting. Saturday evening, Preston will be available for the screening of her new film “Lovely By Surprise.” The FREE outdoor event will be at Coleman Hill. Preston will do a Q&A @ 7:30pm prior to the film. In case or Rain Saturday night, the event will be moved to the Willingham Auditorium @ Mercer on Coleman Avenue across from Tattnall Square Park.
SoChilites rejoice! The new YOGAMOGA yoga studio is opening Sept. 14th in the old Telephone Exchange Building on the corner of Poplar & Second St.
The #2 Best haunted house in the U.S. is in Norcross, Georgia! If you want to get your horror freak on, check it out: Netherworld
I WANT TO ROCK-N-ROLL ALL NIGHT!
Indigo Girls, Sept. 12th @ Cox Capitol Theatre
Pet Shop Boys, Sept. 12th @ Chastain Park
Psychedelic Furs, Oct. 2nd @ The Masquerade
The Black Crowes, Oct. 3rd @ Chastain Park
U2, Oct 6th @ The Georgia Dome
Kings of Leon, Oct. 9th @ Phillips Arena
Echo & the Bunnymen, Nov. 15th @ Masquerade
Miley Cyrus, Nov. 29th @ Phillips Arena