Baltimore's top Promoter, Pablo Midnyte's White and Black event
by Debbie Duran
(Owings Mills, MD)
Pablo Midnyte and Friends
Debbie A. Duran
DaVgion Music, Owings Mills, MD
Pablo Midnyte's White and Black Party
Where were you on Saturday, September 20th, 2014? If you live in the DMV area and you were not at present at Pablo Midnyte’s White and Black party, then you missed a spectacular event.
The event was held at the posh Palladium Hall on Liberty Heights Road in Baltimore and gates were opened from 11:00pm. I got to the event about 1:00 am and at first, it appeared to be a ghost town and I began to wonder if people were actually going to show up. However;by 2:00 am, I had to start reshaping my thoughts, because out of no where, people began to filled the hall in droves. Even at 3:30 am, people were still pouring in and the party was scheduled to end at 4:00 am.
There was one major discrepancy I heard patrons complaining about on the outside. There was a five dollar parking fee being charged a the gate, which was unannounced and unexpected, until you came to park your car. I do not think the people were fussing so much about the fact that they had to pay five dollars, but it is more the principle behind the whole setup . Prior announcements stated that parking was onsite and that no one were to park on the street, which was fine. However, Midnyte's promotions should have made it abundantly clear on the flyers or on social media , that patrons should expect to pay for parking.
Security was A+. This is one of the most important aspects at these mega dancehall events. I noticed that security spent a lot of time searching everyone, regardless of who they were. I went outside a few times and I was thoroughly searched each time I returned and I didnt mind, simply because I prefer safety over inconvenience.
The VIP area also had tight security and it was also nicely decorated, and should I go on about the food? Well, I will. The food was excellent and the ice décor was breath taking. A lot of the ladies in attendance were stunning and radiant in their outfits and some of the men were looking quite dapper as well. Whether you were in VIP or in the regular area, you could see some of the most fashion forward people. It was obvious that patrons put a lot of effort in planning for this party, because some people looked amazing. So if you didn’t attend and you are planning on doing so next year, just be aware that this is also a “dress to kill” event, which is one of the things that bring the splendor to this White and Black event. Almost everyone who is anyone on the Baltimore/DC Music scene was present, people such as; Promoter Neville Jones, Sound Terro, Krime Boss, Omar Star Playaz, Travis Greenaway, Queen Diva, Halfkrazy, Prezzy, Neil Mattei, King Snatch, Adi, Leisa Bashment , Boasy Bahda, Little Richie(Jamaican Selecta), 876 Area Code, Dre Movement, DJ Majestic, Sonic 71 System.…etc.
A unique characteristic of Midnyte’s, is his consistent interaction and willingness to take a photograph and shake hands with his supporters. Some promoters are oftentimes nowhere to be found when they host an event and when they do show, they stay primarily with the VIP crowd, but Pablo Midnyte works the entire crowd, shaking hands and taking pictures with his adoring patrons. He appears to be loved by many.
Overall, Promoter Pablo Midnyte has once again demonstrated his prowess as a top promoter as he executed a major event without incident and still managed to keep patrons entertained and satisfied and already looking towards his next White and Black dancehall Soiree.
For this event, Pablo Midnyte Promotions receives 4.5 Da’Vgion’s Stars