(New York, NY) - To help celebrate All-Star week in New York MLB has been working with some great companies like Spin and 2K Sports and last night at the Hiro Ballroom they hosted a party to remember.
Spin’s latest issue features Cold Play on the cover and they attracted some pretty great celebrities like:
The band Your Vegas
PR Guru Lizzie Grubman
Diego Garcia of the Indie Rock band Elefant
Sean Stewart – Son of rock royalty Rod Stewart
Singer Albert Hammond Jr. who was the featured entertainment
Julian Cassablancas – vocalist and songwriter of the alternative band The Strokes
Jamie Biden guitarist of the band Bloody Social
Your Vegas was very personable and they hung out for quite a while taking it all in. They are currently out on tour. Cassablancas (r, photo by Feldman) was there for the music and for the celebration of baseball.
“Both my grandfathers were baseball fans, one was a Mets fan and the other was a Yankees fan,” he remembered. “I see both teams regularly.”
When asked who is favorite Yankees player was his answer was “A-Rod” when asked if he had a favorite Mets player he was at a loss.
“You know what I have been following the Yankees more than I have been following the Mets,” he said honestly. “I don’t really have a player on there right now….(Carlos) Beltran maybe? I tend to lean towards the Yankees in the Subway Series.”
So what’s his favorite stadium anthem?
“I don’t know I keep hearing “Wild Thing” in my head.”
When Hammond (l, photo by Feldman) performed he had a real solid “stage presence” and with the music booming throughout the barn-like venue guests were piled high near the stage so I headed up to the VIP room. The club had all of the elements every summer party should have, hot sweaty chicks, free drinks and great music - - now that’s a party.
I spoke with a lot of different people. One was an ex-player of the Brooklyn Cyclones and he and I chatted about all things Mets and the other was a HUGE transplanted San Francisco Giants fan, Fatima Bautista. She told me she grew up with Barry Bonds and she has a great handle on how to view this ostracized great who can’t seem to find a job in baseball this season. She was mad that the Mets beat the Giants the day before and felt like her team would drop the second game as well - - which they did. She gave me the feeling that Giants’ fans were very loyal and passionate.
When I left the party it was still going strong and the band was coming on for their second set. Everybody in attendance had a great time and why not this party really helped kick off what should be a very memorable All-Star week!
Check back for our photo gallery of this event.
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