Tuesday, February 21, 2012
This (All-Star) Weekend In Techno Town
There is an absolutely crazy weekend coming up in the Orlando area and once again Disney is going to miss out on the nightlife action because they have so little to offer. As probably everyone knows, the 2012 NBA All-Star Game takes place Sunday night at Amway Center with more than 19,000 expected. Earlier in the day, NASCAR's top auto race, the Daytona 500, takes place just up I-4 in Daytona Beach and with 230,000 expected, lots of them are staying in Orlando! Another 40,0000 expected for the Princess Half Marathon at Disney World. The theme parks will be packed!
Both events are huge excuses to go party! Many Orlando clubs are booked for private events and you aren't getting in without a special ticket! The music is Hip Hop-oriented at most special events. Some are tied-in with NBA players such as Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic appearing Thursday night at Roxy, LeBron James of the Miami Heat appearing Saturday night at the Church Street Station Ball Room and Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls appearing Saturday night at Bliss. Shaquille O'Neal is hosting a comedy jam at Hard Rock Live, with two shows nightly Friday and Saturday nights. Some events are tied-in with Hip Hop celebrities such as Chris Brown at Roxy on Saturday night and Mary J. Blige/R. Kelly at Majestic Lounge on Sunday night. Official details, prices and ordering information from the sponsor of many of these events, Orlando All-Star Weekend, can be found here.
If you want to stay away from it all on Saturday night, consider Bob Marley's birthday party at CityWalk or DJ Mark Sanchez at Club V. Better yet, come hang out with me at the very first 8TRAX Reunion taking place at Retro Room! Meanwhile, Pleasure Island could have been jammed, would have been jammed, ain't gonna be jammed, except perhaps with strollers passing through! (PHOTO COURTESY OF DJ PETE HAYNES)