so my mom does this to me all the time. she says, do you want to go with me to a party on monday? and i say, sure. and then when i show up at the apollo and there are TV cameras and a red carpet i realize it's a benefit, with celebrities, and a Big Deal.
the next thing i know i am sipping champagne and shaking hands with percy sutton, watching sheryl lee ralph, tonya lewis lee (aka spike's wife) and lynne whitfield work the crowd.
performing were boyz II men, vanessa williams, chuck jackson and gerald levert.... p. diddy announced the first act, then vanished.
later mom was drunk and we were all dancing to "lean back" when i realized it was monday and not a good night to go on and on til the break of dawn. i scored a ride home, which was awesome... but the gift bag was eh.