Launched this blog last Thursday early evening. Was one helluva party. 20 bottles say so!
Don’t remember what happened between 12am and 1am. One of ’em D.I.A. moments (Drink-Induced Amnesia). Anyway, the post is based on what i do remember. If u were there, u can help fill in da blanks.
6pm Meet the lounge manager and discuss program & flow. Start set-up
Drinking starts. Thank God for the Early Birds Club
First bottle opened is a Smirnoff Black. Bar staff look at us funny. We had hardly started the set-up and we already asked for a bottle and start drinking
Make two welcome drinks at the cocktails station:
– 1) Kelapa Rock – 7 coconuts worth of mixers are ready
– 2) The Yeltsin Boogie ’09 – empty two litres of Smirnoff Black into a punch bowl, then add relevant mixers (minimal). Bar staff continue watching the fun, trying to suss out what kind of event this will be
Designated drink-testers get to work, & nod heads in approval. Adjust taste of d punch to make it go down faster.
Cocktail station is ready. Some very thirsty people around
Intoxication sets in pretty quick. Haha. The punch never fails
7pm Event ‘officially’ starts
Fadly takes up position at media/guest registration. I fix him a stiff drink
7.30 Most early birds are quite high. Cocktails going fast
8pm Kelapa Rock is number one drink for d nite. Sold out! Some fans wanna rename it Kepala Rock. Watever
Mike steals d recipe. Will have to kill him
Fadly abandons guest registration table to join d party and get high
La Clandestine absinthe station at the bar opens. Adian finds his spot for da nite
Some new-arrivals tell me that I look high. No shit
9pm Launch protocol time. Everyone quite blasted
MC says some stuff
I get up front and give a ‘speech’. Was quite blazed, so rock n roll speech. Wasted some booze on my crotch during speech – never hold drink n mic in same hand n try to sip
Pink champagnes are passed to all guests. I get a bottle of it. Blast the cork into space – blog launched!
Raised glasses, “Salud!”, drink
Launch sequence complete. Heavier-drinking starts
Pizzas n stuff served
Photographer down. Damn. He passes out for awhile, and gets his pictures taken instead
Various absinthe sessions break-out at the bar. Michelle from TWE busy getting everyone high on The Hulk – absinthe shooter placed in half a pint Guinness – down at one go. My buddy Adian hangs at the absinthe station all nite. As I promised during the speech, he did receive the event’s ‘door gift’ the next morning – a hangover
At the cocktail station, 11th bottle of vodka is opened. Lotsa mingle-mingle goin on
I’m in a hazy state of being, moving (more like floating) about all around d lounge. Bother the chicks whenever I can. Make them more cocktails
Open a 3rd bottle of absinthe – alcos head to d bar like fly to shit
1am Launch finally ends. Seven hours of drinking. Everyone senget, including bar staff. Haha
Carry a body outta there. Dump her on the couch at our pad. Dont remember drivin home
2am+ After-party at our pad. Don’t remember much of this
3.30am After-party ends
4am Dreamland. A 10-hour party for me
One thing that was not done that night after the ‘speech’ was the Question & Answer session. Nevermind, u can ask your silly questions here.
A big thank you & salud to Shirley & Riche Monde for the case of Smirnoff Black one-liter bottles and some Johnnie Walkers, and TWE for some absinthe. Modesto’s Tao Lounge at TTDI Plaza was the right choice for d event. Extremely accommodating, great service, superb food! I only had to instruct the staff ONCE about how i wanted da nite to flow. If u ever wanna do an event, Camy’s yor niga (email@example.com). Modesto’s – still the BEST goddam pizzas in KL!
Grand total of bottles i opened – 16 liquors, 4 champagnes
Thanks to all who helped, and Joyce for some pictures. And to The Star for the coverage.
Since everybody said they had a blast, will plan a similar-style party for the blog’s first anniversary. Or if dat’s too far away, 6-month anniversary, or my birthday in November. Haha!
A crowd of about 40 swallowed 20 bottles. Ruthless mafuckers! Well done and thank u for joining in d festivities!!
Brain damage rating: 9/10
Congratulations. But I still hate absinthe!
It was a good launch! Still got photos and video from the event. Will pass it to you soon. As of my observation of the nite (or what was left of my observation) everyone was banging all the drinks but the drink that eventually got to everyone was the absinthe.. Rest of the other liquors = a lot of bottles, Absinthe=2 bottles. Winner by total knockouts…Absinthe!
BEST. PARTY. EVAH!
heart heart heart!
oh DUDE. what a bad picture of me HAHA
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I guess it depends on the gal. I always offer to pay, sometimes they refuse sometimes they agree, we go dutch otherwise. But I hardly drink anyways. Either way, I agree a guy should not have to pay all the time nor a gal… Cost should be shared, after all alcho ain’t cheap 🙂