I received a top-secret phone call last Thursday. The mission – should I chose to accept it – was to hit the town Saturday night and try to crash all of the hottest Super Bowl parties the night before the Big Game. I would be given a new tricked-out 2011 Ford Explorer to drive and a savvy posse of fellow-crashers. There were no tickets and no special access. The challenge was to drive up in a great car, bullshit our way into these exclusive events and document our journey.
I’ve always liked a challenge… In college, my friends and I had a rule. Never stand in line, never pay cover and never pay for drinks. It worked great when I was 20. But could I still compete with a bevvy of the city’s hottest gals who were ALL out on the same night?
My co-horts in crime and I met up for dinner at Villa-O Saturday evening to formulate our plan of attack. We came up with a list of the most high-profile parties and decided to start at the top and work our way down to see where we could get in.
Before the meal was even over, we had our first celebrity sighting. Mark Harmon and Adrian Brody came in for dinner (together, which I found odd. Wouldn’t have put those two together). The night was off to a great start.
Our first stop was the Maxim Magazine party at Fair Park. Our second stop was to be the Leather and Laces party at Hotel ZaZa hosted by Girls Next Door stars, Holly and Bridget.
We ended up having so much success getting into the events, we decided to kick it up a notch. Once we were in… we decided to see if we sweet-talk our way into the press or VIP areas to mingle with the celebrities. We had such a great time, that by 2 AM, we’d only made it to these two events!
I came home and said, “Baby… I still got it!” To watch the video recap of our crazy adventure, visit the You+Dallas Stories Page!
Good thing the next Super Bowl opportunity isn’t for another 5 years. It’s gonna take me that long to recoup!
About the Author
Cynthia Smoot is a very busy girl: She spends her days developing social strategies for clients with Gangway Advertising, is the Vice President of the Social Media Club of Dallas, and Contributes as a Social Media expert for The Examiner. Cynthia and her husband are the proud parents of a 10 year-old son , dog, cat, betta fish and a colony of Sea Monkeys. She is Dallas-based Mommy Blogger who writes at Oh So Cynthia about the people and events that make Dallas (Park Cities especially) such a great place to live.. You can follow her on Twitter @OhSoCynthia and @GangwayAdv
As a Partner and Chief Marketing Strategist for Gangway Advertising, I develop creative marketing strategies for clients looking at all of the options the market has to offer, including developing social media strategies!
Utilizing my skills as a Dallas-based "Mommy Blogger" I participate in the online conversations companies are having about new products being developed and marketed to Moms and kids. Everything that has to do with my son I find endlessly wonderful and anything that influences his world I make it my business to have a say in. There is no job that's harder or more rewarding than Motherhood!
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