The Black Eyed Peas put on an energetic show in the Dallas stop of "The E.N.D. World Tour " for the sold-out American Airlines Center crowd. Once the show started, the Energy Never Died. They basically turned the downtown arena into one gigantic nightclub (especially when will.i.am was elevated above the crowd and DJing), and provided an interactive party experience. And this was only the beginning.
Following the concert, we walked over to the W Hotel and ventured up to Ghostbar for the exclusive Bacardi After-Party. Since Bacardi is the official spirit of the Black Eyed Peas' tour, we knew this would be the best scene in Big D. In celebration of the tour, Barcadi created a new cocktail: the Bacardi V.I.Pea. As highlighted with a black-eyed pea garnish dropped into the bottom of the glass, the specialty drink is the official cocktail of the tour. Since we left the concert a few minutes early, we were already in the Bacardi VIP area looking down from the Ghostbar's glass balcony as the concert let out and the line wrapped around the W Hotel. In a matter of minutes, Ghostbar was full. I mean FULL. There were enough beautiful women to populate your own Temptation Island as the anticipation of seeing the band was thick in the high-toned air. Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowlers Miles Austin and Tony Romo and producers Play-N-Skillz arrived and validated that this was the place to be in Dallas. I long for the day when I am as cool as my golfing buddy Miles Austin and I can wear my NY Yankees hat into a club that doesn't allow hats .... but that's an entirely different story!
Black Eyed Peas members Taboo and apl.de.ap jumped in the DJ booth and performed for the Ghostbar's capacity crowd as will.i.am made his way through the electric group of clubgoers. Between all of the fun, I saw a bevy of gorgeous girls taking advantage of the Bacardi interactive photo booth, which allowed them a chance to add themselves to a picture with the Peas.
Bacardi and Ghostbar teamed up for an unforgettable experience that we looked back on as we exited the W to a long line of stretch limos that were stacked up on Houston Street. As for us, we were off into the night.
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