I was just telling a friend how I wanted to dress up and I wasn’t thinking of Halloween.
I was thinking of ball gowns, daimond rings and stillettos. I had my chance, but I didn’t wear the dress – not yet.
When I received an invitation to attend T.I.’s birthday party during the BET Hip Hop awards weekend, I immediately replied yes. The event was held one of Atlanta’s premiere event venues. I knew instantly this would be a classy affair.
I wasn’t disappointed.
We arrived at 200 Peachtree at 11:30. Outside were invited guests, photographers, hopeful fans and passerbyers wondering what all the buzz was about. Luckily there wasn’t a line. Since guests were confirmed before the actual event, the process of getting in was pretty seamless.
Once inside I was taken back by the decor and set up inside. The 200 Peachtree building is usually known as an upscale wedding destination, and upon seeing the spacious room with crystal chandelliers, high ceilings, panelled floors and open bar areas I could honestly agree as to why a bride would want to marry here.
The place was fit for King.
This is where rapper “King of the South” comes in.
T.I.’s “Tipps Peep Show” had something else in mind, turning what is usually used for elegance into something more exotic.
I didn’t understand at first, until I realized that there was a curtain rising above my head and the people taking pictures weren’t getting shots of me.
All around the room were different booths, comouflaged in black. Upon specific times satin curtains would slowly rise and to our surprise (or interest) a little “show” would take place right before our eyes. Since I’m not sure I’m authorized to spill all the details, I’ll let you use your imagination for some of it and for the rest, I’ll share.
There were at least 5 booths. Think estasy. Think erotic. Think class. All of it was intriquing and tasteful. I spent time at each booth being caught up in scenes that reminded me of a popular novel I was just reading not long ago. Have you ever heard of 50 Shades of Grey…
Well, I imagine that Christian Grey and Clifford Harris could have a few things in common other than suits and ties.
Speaking of ties…
After walking around and getting a peep at each display, I found myself beginning to really have a great time. The music was pretty mellow until T.I. showed up and then things went up a few degrees. The man of the hour came in looking as polished as ever and with him of course was wife Tiny.
A few of his friends stopped by. I head P.Diddy was in the building and rapper Nelly could be seen casually standing near the DJ booth. He was kind enough to take a photo with me. Notice my smile.
The night wrapped up nicely and my friends and I all had a blast.
As for my ballgown…I am looking forward to wearing it soon.