Join me for the Rock The Vote Nights party, after the big mayoral debate, this Thursday night (2/17) 8-10p, at Rockit! Chicagoan & American Idol winner Lee DeWyze is coming home to perform live, candidates should be by to mingle, will be a fun way to continue the important message that we need more & more younger people to get out their vote!
I’ve always been a big supporter of the Rock The Vote campaign, after hosting a huge party for them during Lollapalooza this past summer w/ Lady Gaga tour team DJ Lady Starlight and Semi Precious Weapons. Rock The Vote states that their mission is “to engage and build political power for young people in our country.” They set out to educate our youth and give them the knowledge and confidence to become involved and fight for what they believe in. I dig that.
Totally forgot I talked in to my intern’s camera (see video) the night we ran around lollapalooza for lady gaga’s concert before I hosted the rock the vote party later that evening with gaga’s dj lady starlight and her opening band semi precious weapons of her monster ball tour… looking back at this random silly video its pretty cool to see what it’s like to be that close, see how beautiful the skyline is looking back at it with 40,000 fans screaming, walking back into the middle of it all when hanging with friends in the crowns & pink feathers (one being Hayden Panettiere from “heroes”), and just feeling the energy from all perspectives! above all- lady gaga is an incredible performer & told an inspiring story of how 3 yrs ago, there were just a handful of people at her stage and people teased her & told her she couldn’t do it, but she had a dream & her persistence made her dream come true!
Lollapalooza brings over 80,000 people & raises $13 million for the city of chicago each year.. so shout out to c3 who produces lolla as they just do an amazing job, make huge contributions to the city of chicago in so many different ways, and really just make so many of us happy w/all their amazing efforts & talents— can’t wait til next year!
I have been getting a ton of requests to share some pics from my crazy weekend… the obama visit, peeps from transformers, backstage lady gaga, soundgarden dinner at sunda, hosting “rock the vote” event, lollapalooza, celeb gifting suites, me sucking at rockstar kickball, my dance lessons, bananas… hopefully it all speaks for itself as I am running to catch a plane to Africa!
Speaking of, if you aren’t following me on facebook & twitter you are seriously missing out on all the sharing I do- and will miss out as I go great white shark diving, go on safari, eat like crazy, hit the winelands,… throughout south Africa & Namibia over the next 11days! Will post video here too- but seriously follow me on twitter & facebook for the pics & action in real time! seeya!
every year, people, performers, celebs,.. around the world come to the great city of chicago (and our venues, see video above!) to enjoy the best musical talent around at lollapalooza! this year, i’m happy to announce that my rockit ranch crew & I will be kicking it all off w/ the official “rock the vote party!” w/ live performances by lady gaga peeps/openers semi precious weapons & her monster tour dj lady starlight soon as they get off the gaga stage at lollapalooza! Wonder if she will be following them over? hmmmmmm
you never know as not only is her crew performing with us, but “rock the vote” is a great cause that most performers back! as you know from following me on twitter and facebook, if I can ever share fun experiences like partying with these performers and combine a good cause with it, i try my best… and I don’t think anyone would argue against the importance of getting young people to get involved in their communities, futures & voting! So hope you too will join us!
Word to the wise… get there when doors open 9pm sharp this friday august 6th at rockit bar & grill on 22 w hubbard as space is limited… or hit me on my personal Facebook and we will try to get you on the list…. (or if know someone else at rockit ranch you can hit them too for help!)
another one of my favorite kickoff events is galapalooza- held on thursday, august 5th – a charity event for parkways foundation, that allows guests to get a sneak peak and tour of grant park in all its lolla glory. last year, there were concerts, a silent action, raffle, great lounging areas with cocktails & my favorite part-delicious food! to purchase tickets visit: http://www.parkways.org/events.aspx
As for other events we have going on at our rockit ranch venues….
rockit bar & grill
entertainment weekly lounge party w/ performances by hockey & chiddy bang- 6-8:30pm (although its closed list—may be able to help if you facebook or tweet me!)
tunes by dj jesse marco and josh madden + mat devine of kill Hannah
rock the rabbit presents mike posner live ‘cooler than me’ tunes by justin tranter of semi precious weapons and dj reach
dj cobra and surprise special guests
dj momjeans aka danny masterson
doors open at 10pm.
for guest list info go to facebook.com/BillyDec
also, come cheer me on for do312′s celebrity kickball event w/ wolfmohter, foxy shazam, team bayside high, ryan manno, jim kopeny, jbtv, bam margera, johnny radtke, greg corner, har mar superstar, alia shawkat, clark duke, chris holmes, clayton huck, jeremy scheuch, and chris masterson! info here!
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