A couple days ago I received an invitation for me and a guest to “Mekhi Phifer’s 3rd Annual Holiday Party”. I was really surprised when I got it. I’m not sure why; I just don’t expect these sorts of things.
This was to be a pretty big event with over 1,000 people on the guest list. I guess that’s a lot of people. I can barely get 8 people in my studio apartment. Anyway we were instructed to park at the local high school, check-in and a shuttle would take us to his home where the event was being held. When my date and I arrived there was already a line to check-in.
Finally, after in a bit of time in the bitter, cold LA weather we were on the shuttle through the narrow, winding roads to his home. The theme this was New York famous club Studio 54!! My date and I had been to Mekhi’s house at the wrap party for the film he directed “Easier, Softer Way”. His place was unbelievable to me then, but he took it to way beyond the norm. What’s normal in Hollywood right?
The entire entrance to the estate was redone to resemble a New York club. They even had club security and paparazzi taking photos of the guests as we entered. There was even graffiti on the walls outside. I was wondering how he was going to get 1,000+ people in his house.
I was told that the set director from the film did his house for the party. They basically covered much of the outside grounds thus making it also indoors. There was all kinds of different rooms set up one with a blackjack/poker table, some more cosy, some wide open. It was really, really cool. After dancing for a good while with my date I finally figured out that we were actually on top of the pool. Yeah, they had built this huge platform over the pool for the main dance floor.
You couldn’t possibly see everyone that was there, but I did see a lot of people from the movie, cast and crew. Some that I did see were rapper Nas, Meagan Good, Regina King, Danny Masterson, Jamie Foxx, Cedric the Entertainer and the always exciting Bobby Brown. Thanks Mekhi!