The name by itself sounds a little odd. That is if you don't have your mind in the right place. You just can't let the 'CREAM' part throw you off. It's an acronym that all the old heads should be familiar with. Because Cash Really does Rule Everything Around Me. Although the more that I think about it, you could almost alter that to make it more relevant to today's economy so that it means Credit Rules Everything Around Me. But then that Wu-Tang song wouldn't sound as good.
Anyway...don't mind my usual wayward meandering. That has very little to with the second event that the good folks at CREAM, Inc. put on this past Friday night. It was their second event in two months. Fortunately, this one fell around the middle of February so you know what that meant? That's right. A Valentine's Day theme. Thus, the name The Lover's Ball.
I honestly always wondered what the club atmosphere would be like around Valentine's Day. It just seemed like it would be the perfect environment. You have the one day that was a fabricated holiday to try to celebrate manufactured love. Isn't that pretty similar to what some folks experience in the club when they go there looking to hook up with "the one"? Or maybe it's just because that was how I last remember it from my days of clubbing.
So you know with a theme that means we have to talk about the dress code, right? I don't think there actually was one. I think it was just assumed that since it was called a Lover's Ball that folks would have a Valentine's Day type air to it. Maybe a little red here and there? Or possibly some pink? Well not so much but there were more than a few ladies up in there doing their best Nicki Minaj impressions with the colorful hairdos. Not quite sure what Nicki has to do with Valentine's Day but it is what it was.
This was the second nighttime event that I've had a different camera but haven't yet felt comfortable enough to use it. The Canon still gets me great shots and has been consistent for me for several months now. The Nikon that has stepped into the picture is clearly better; however, I'm still learning it's nuances. And by "nuances" I mean learning how to use it take pictures that don't look like crap. Once I get its settings down, it will be on. Until then, you can view the photos in the CREAM Lover's Ball album.
I really wanted them to have a good turnout for the evening. I realize that I get paid either way. It's not like I work on commission. Still, the folks who make up CREAM, Inc. are all good people. I have this thing about wanting to see good people succeed. For this to only be their second event, it wasn't too bad of a turnout at all. Although it took a minute for people to fill the place up, they had sufficiently done so before the end of the night. Word of mouth of the packed venue-- as well as people checking out my photos of the event online --should ensure that CREAM will have continued success.