The Black Eyed Peas had their concert in Los Angeles with LMFAO and I had gotten an invite to the official Bacardi VIP party at the Conga room inside the new LA Live complex.
I've got to say that sometimes I'm surprised at how much I really love this job! To be the person that brings you into an event that you aren't able to attend is awesome!
It was a mad house inside LA Live where the group had been performing. I have never seen so many people in such a small space before and they were all there because of the Black Eyed Peas or for LMFAO.
When I got into the venue, I made my way to the Bacardi VIP lounge, whose area was to the left of the stage giving me and everyone else a clear view of all the action. If you were not able to see from the floor, you could go upstairs where they pretty much had a sky box to see everything. I did see some of the performance from there, but you know as well as I do that being on the floor is always the best thing. It's similar to being at a Laker game. If you have a seat a few feet up, then you get a much better view than if you where on the floor. However, being on the floor gives you a VIP feeling that doesn't compare to anything else.
I walked around scoping the place out before hitting the bar for a quick Coca-Cola. I was informed by the nice bartender that I needed some kind of card before she could serve me. I asked nicely if I needed to get a card if all I wanted was a Coke? She smiled and informed me that she needed it for everything. Now, I had to go searching for the right person to provide me with the golden ticket as I like to call these liquor cards.
Let's not forget about the official cocktail for the tour called the “BACARDI V.I.Pea”. Highlighted with a Black Eyed Peas garnish dropped into the bottom of the cocktail glass, the newest specialty cocktail in the Bacardi family will be the official cocktail of the tour.
While I figured out who had the cards, I found a great little table set up with food. Now, I needed to figure out if I needed a card to get some of this, too. I didn't see anyone, so I enjoyed myself with some pizza, chicken fingers and fries. You know what I always say: "If they have food and drinks, I'm not going to complain!" I also can't complain when a beautiful woman walks in. While looking around, an angel showed up. When she smiled, it could light up the room.