Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Oh, what a day/night! It's tough deciding what was the best part of Sylvia Tosun and Tom Lord-Alge's South Beach party for Miami Music Week: Was it the bountiful beaming sun, the cascade of booze, so many dozens of consumed shrimp, the beautiful South Beach parade of men, the inherently glamorous scene... or being able to smoke cigarettes without NYC Mayor Bloomberg's innate malfeasance... Hmm, so many choices... so much endless joy.Our hosts... Sylvia Tosun and Anton Bass; and Tom Lord-Alge.Location of the party, in beautiful Miami Beach, on the water.A handful of the acts that Tom Lord-Alge has produced, engineered and mixed!And a poster comprising all of the acts he's worked with. Coolio idea!Spanky the Maltese!Brilliant! A jukebox packed with great songs from the 1980s... when hits were memorable and made to last.Party prep, including thousands of rose petals in the pool...A food spread fit for a king!2 p.m.: The guests begin to arrive!Sylvia & Anton on the red carpet.Sea To Sun Recordings staff.Sylvia, meese, Anton and longtime ally and veteran label honcho Dave Novik.Sylvia conducted a number of radio interviews during the party, while Sirius/XM broadcast live from 2-8 p.m.My (very) happy feet!Other happy feet, with an encore of my Miami-appropriate dock shoes...Anton commands the board."Celebrity" DJ BT.Young gays doing everything they can possibly come up with to be gay.I said hello to your sisters!Looking into the party from the "dock of the bay."Dusk's blue hue.One last look, a roundabout of the party. Ooh, la la!