‘Twas a busy night on Thursday, with both Carmelo Anthony’s sneaker release and Open Sky Presents Perez Hilton’s annual “One Night Only”.
Both started at 7:30.
Both were worth going to.
One was on a pier, one was in a ballroom. It’s October in NYC.
But which one to choose
For the Melo event, hype surrounded a special guest performance by “one of New York’s Hip Hop legends”.
Citing relevance & current singles There were only 2 choices
Speculation surrounded the only two choices– Nas or Jay-Z.
When not barnstorming, Carmelo can be seen enjoying Nas.
[ Aside: Nation, if you have never been to a Nas show, I suggest you go. He is the best performance I’ve seen. He gives one hell of a show
when he’s getting paid $80,000 or better.]
Naturally beginning late, I wondered if I was going to miss the promise of Boyz II Men, Mary J. Blige & of course, Pauly D. The Carmelo event kept us entertained with its ostentasiousness– A HOLOGRAM OF A SNEAKER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HUDSON
AND CONTINUE TO BEHOLD IT.
When the show actually started, Nas literally performed three songs and left. Nonetheless, ’twas a good 15 minutes.
By the time I arrived at the Perez Hilton event, I’d missed most of the performances, but still got a consolation prize– a Nalgene from Perez’s “BritaFilterForGoodMusic” Project.
A taste of the festivities:
Oh those? The new “Soul” by Ludacris headphones. SOMEONE SEND ME A PAIR.
That is Darryl Strawberry.
This is the 25th anniversary of the Mets’ Championship season.
No matter how you split it, a great show of talent was at both shows. And so were great displays of (top shelf) liquor.