If you didn’t know you were in Dallas, you might have mistaken 7 Senses in the Design District for a chic LA club when CultureMap and Cadillac pulled out all the stops for its first-ever concert in the Close-up Music Series featuring the Airborne Toxic Event.
After leaving the keys with the valet, Aurora’s smoke-filled “Transition to Light” installation welcomed sexed-up scenesters to the swanky fete — an indication of the excitement to come. Once inside, Real Ale beer, wine, and Ultimat vodka cocktails flowed freely, and attendees got their pics snapped celebrity-style at the Smilebooth.
While waiting for the main event, music fans lounged around on white leather couches; listened to beats by DJ Sober; and cruised back outside to sample food-truck fare from the Butcher's Son, SsahmBBQ, Spanish Lunch Box, and Trailercakes. Another bar, stationed beneath a white tent, provided cocktails for those checking out the sweet Cadillacs parked outside. Nearby, Fluffpop spun gourmet cotton candy.
Once the band took the stage, all eyes — and smartphones — were on the rockers, who did their best to rattle the walls, as promised. After the set was over, band members graciously joined their fans for some beers and a few photo opps.
Among the elite spotted on the scene: Tracy and Kent Rathbun, Beth Adams, Julie Nham, Jim Duran, Gina Orlando, Elaine Hirsch, Brandon Williams, Laura Rudberg, Jackson, Alex Horn, Heather Lettieri, Jef Tingley, Chance Day, Taylor Marshall, Stephanie Arbetter, Jarrod Fresquez, Tyler Kerbyson, Jenna Rosier, Alex Tran, Linley Wilson, and Eric Blomquist.