Lost in Reviews was invited to a Music for Relief benefit held at Plush nightclub in Dallas on June 6, 2011. The event was formally titled Rocking the Red Carpet Benefit Presents Motley Crue/Poison & The New York Dolls 2011 Summer Tour Kickoff Event. It was a red carpet event that was also open to the public to purchase tickets. The event was presented by Randall Reed and co-hosted by Phoenix Benjamin, Greg Ingram, Drew Pearson, and Paul Salfen. Phoenix Benjamin, Scott Oldner Band, and Brand New Machine were the bands that provided the music along with DJ music.
Unfortunately, I arrived at the red carpet about ten minutes late and Vince Neil was already in the process of taking photos and doing interviews. There were quite a few confirmed celebrities along with Motley Crue and Poison band members that were expected to walk the red carpet. This turned out to not be the case. I saw very few celebs walking the carpet or even showing up. I was at the red carpet until 10:45 PM and was told at the end that rehearsals for Motley Crue and Poison had run late. Their show in Dallas was the next day. I never saw any other band members except Vince Neil.
The red carpet was not organized very well, and I honestly had no idea who the majority of the people were. What usually happens on red carpets is that a PR member will usually tell you who is coming your way before the person even gets to you. This was not the case at this red carpet. Considering I just moved to Dallas a year ago, I am not familiar with the big Dallas names. If you had lived there your whole life, you might have had better luck with figuring out who everyone was.
There was one guy that I was excited to talk to and that was Greg Ingram. The Lost in Reviews crew had last seen Ingram at the premiere of Super with Rainn Wilson at SXSW 2011. He had a small part as one of Kevin Bacon’s hooligans. Ingram is easy to pick out in the crowd. He is an enthusiastic guy who has a lot of projects going on right now. He is currently working on a project that aims to be a TV show called Trailer Park Princes. There were several other cast members and crew at the event as well.
Plush nightclub in Dallas is one of the more exclusive clubs in Dallas with three floors, one of which is a rooftop bar. It also has those little select VIP areas where you can only go if you are willing to spend a certain amount of money on a large bottle of champagne. The drinks are not cheap. Nothing like a $7.50 bottle of Miller Lite. It would be fun to go to again if someone else was paying
It was a good night for a great cause even if it was not everything it was supposed to be.