Listen, I'm not here to say you shouldn't propose to your girlfriend on the stage of a Super Bowl party, I'm just saying I'm surprised it happened.
That moment -- with Jenny McCarthy a few feet away from Tony and Amanda, by the way -- nicely summed up the fun randomness of the Leather & Laces party, held at Hughes Manor in Houston two days before Super Bowl LI. At one point in the evening, the following things were happening at the same time: 1) A woman in a wedding dress swayed back and forth 20 feet above the dance floor 2) Donnie Wahlberg was doing Donnie Wahlberg things 3) A guy was playing drums along with the DJ 4) A man was painting a full portrait of Muhammad Ali.
No embellishments here:
A thought-provoking question from one Instagram follower: "Are you in Purgatory?"
So yeah, this was a solid Super Bowl party -- and despite a roped-off bottle service area and the obligatory V.I.P. section (a given at these events) -- every guest had access to an open bar. As I touched on yesterday, if you are hosting your Super Bowl party in the three days leading up to the game and you have a cash bar, you are an emotional and financial terrorist.
The recipe for a good Super Bowl party isn't that complicated, really. Good music, energetic crowd, free booze. Go 3-for-3 there -- which Leather & Laces pulled off on Friday night -- and you can even withstand Donnie Wahlberg yelling into a microphone things like this: