I am a “gleek” and am proud to admit it. For those of you still living under a rock, a gleek is someone who is, lets say, more than enthusiastic over the Fox-hit television show, “Glee,” which is about high school students in a show choir living their lives. As a show choir alumnus myself, I love the show and was thrilled to hear about the record release party.
Xomad had a record release party for Mark Salling’s Pipe Dreams at My House in Hollywood. It was also the third BBM Lounge where Blackberry enthusiasts(and those hidden iPhone/Android users that came as a +1) mingled and enjoyed a BBM-related, technology-forward evening.
With the scan of a barcode, BBM users could order food and drinks from the kitchen that were then delivered directly to the table number indicated in their messages. The small plates and drinks all had a Blackberry theme, of course. From a Blackberry Lemonade to Bali Peppered Ahi Tuna with Blackberry Gastrique, the options were vast and creatively produced for anyone with BBM to order(sorry iPhone/Android users). The Live Stream as Blackberry calls it, was a live feed on a wall of BBM users sending in pictures, PINs, and comments about the party as the festivities went on throughout the night.
To complete the fun, the guys from PhotoBoothSnaps brought in a “halloween costume” themed photobooth ready to go for all the tech-savvy attendees, because what is a trendy event these days without a photo booth?
Amidst the food, drinks & festivities, I was treated to experience the BBM Loft, an access-pass only elevated lounge above the stage with a smaller crowd, mostly composed of social media enthusiasts. This lounge was not only a serene place to get away from the sprawling crowd below, but also a place that gave me the perfect view to watch Mark Salling and his band perform a few songs from his new album!
Mark came up to the BBM loft for photos and a meet and greet and then the rest of the night is, a little blurry, which to me means it was a success. If you have a Blackberry phone, get BBM. If you have BBM, where have you been? Keep your eye out for posts about how you can get into the next lounge. A collaboration by Xomad, Blackberry and My House, I can only wait for the BBM Lounge 4.0!
(I apologize for the food pictures, but the hors d’oeuvres really surprised me!)
BBM Barcodes & Table Numbers for Guests to place their food & drink orders. Genius!
The BBM Loft for VIP and Access Pass holders, a cozy, more quiet area away from the crowds.
One of the SVEDKA cocktails “Flirty Bot: SVEDKA Raspberry, Raspberry Liqueur, Sour mix & Cranberry Juice
SVEDKA “Celeb_U_Bot:” SVEDKA Clementine, Simple Syrup, Fresh Lime and Lemon Juice
Bali Peppered Ahi Tuna w/ Blackberry Gastrique
Battered Sesame Chicken in a “BBM” BBQ Sauce
Humboldt’s Fog Goat’s Cheese Puff Pastry w/ Blackberry Confit
Mark crooning the audience with one of his new songs from his album “Pipe Dreams!”
Photo shoot and Meet & Greet in the BBM Loft
Mr. Mark Salling himself in front of My House posing next to his album cover.
The rest of my pictures are located here: BBM Lounge 3.0 (also on the sidebar).
– gmangoman a.k.a. Hemang