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Hip young crowd parties like rock stars at Deep Ellum music mixer

Hip young crowd parties like rock stars at Deep Ellum music mixer

Jenna Baker, Luis Martinez
Jenna Baker, Luis Martinez Photo by WJNPHOTO
Victoria Shepherd, Kyle Pippins
Victoria Shepherd, Kyle Pippins Photo by WJNPHOTO
Megan O’Neal, Bea Njuguna, Amber Kocian
Megan O’Neal, Bea Njuguna, Amber Kocian Photo by WJNPHOTO
Ekaterina Kouznetsova, Michael Dylan
Ekaterina Kouznetsova, Michael Dylan Photo by WJNPHOTO
Taylor Werthen, Michael Trecha, Hayley Cordaro
Taylor Werthen, Michael Trecha, Hayley Cordaro Photo by WJNPHOTO
Photo booth at CultureMap Dallas Music Social 2015
It is not a party without a photo booth. Photo by WJNPHOTO
beGlammed at CultureMap Dallas Music Social 2015
Girls got their makeup touched up at the beGlammed station. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Larry g(EE) at CultureMap Dallas Music Social 2015
Larry g(EE) Photo by WJNPHOTO
Prescilla Elias, Fanny Garcia
Prescilla Elias, Fanny Garcia Photo by WJNPHOTO
Greg Mouroux, Jonathan Dodds
Greg Mouroux, Jonathan Dodds Photo by WJNPHOTO
Anton Schlesinger, Tramaine Townsend
Anton Schlesinger, Tramaine Townsend Photo by WJNPHOTO
Armando Magallanez, Ruby Hunt, Michael Rodriguez
Armando Magallanez, Ruby Hunt, Michael Rodriguez Photo by WJNPHOTO
DJ Jose G at CultureMap Dallas Music Social 2015
DJ Jose G spun tunes out of the back of a Cadillac ATS. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Henry's Majestic pork rillette at CultureMap Dallas Music Social 2015
Henry's Majestic was one of four restaurants dishing out bites. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Hula hoopers at CultureMap Dallas Music Social 2015
Hula-hoopers greeted guests upon entry Photo by WJNPHOTO
Cadillac at Music Social 2015
Of course you wanted to get behind the wheel of this Caddy. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Lauren Burns, Kelly Bascher
Lauren Burns, Kelly Bascher Photo by WJNPHOTO
Mandi Avett, Andrew Emmerson
Mandi Avett, Andrew Emmerson Photo by WJNPHOTO
Holly Nault, Claudia Andrade
Holly Nault, Claudia Andrade Photo by WJNPHOTO
Chavanne Cazayoux, Holly Betts
Chavanne Cazayoux, Holly Betts Photo by WJNPHOTO
Robert Andrews, Penny Kim
Robert Andrews, Penny Kim Photo by WJNPHOTO
Tara Redington, Zach Redington
Tara Redington, Zach Redington Photo by WJNPHOTO
Jenna Baker, Luis Martinez
Victoria Shepherd, Kyle Pippins
Megan O’Neal, Bea Njuguna, Amber Kocian
Ekaterina Kouznetsova, Michael Dylan
Taylor Werthen, Michael Trecha, Hayley Cordaro
Photo booth at CultureMap Dallas Music Social 2015
beGlammed at CultureMap Dallas Music Social 2015
Larry g(EE) at CultureMap Dallas Music Social 2015
Prescilla Elias, Fanny Garcia
Greg Mouroux, Jonathan Dodds
Anton Schlesinger, Tramaine Townsend
Armando Magallanez, Ruby Hunt, Michael Rodriguez
DJ Jose G at CultureMap Dallas Music Social 2015
Henry's Majestic pork rillette at CultureMap Dallas Music Social 2015
Hula hoopers at CultureMap Dallas Music Social 2015
Cadillac at Music Social 2015
Lauren Burns, Kelly Bascher
Mandi Avett, Andrew Emmerson
Holly Nault, Claudia Andrade
Chavanne Cazayoux, Holly Betts
Robert Andrews, Penny Kim
Tara Redington, Zach Redington

If on the way inside the Bomb Factory Wednesday night for the CultureMap Social you said, "we're with the band," we wouldn't have blamed you one bit. Hundreds of pretty young professionals were there, eager to rock out at the newly reopened Deep Ellum music venue, where tasty nibbles, cold drinks, playful games, glam makeovers and — of course — plenty of music awaited.

Guests — including Tara and Zach Redington, Jenna Baker, Luis Martinez, Ekaterina Kouznetsova, Michael Dylan, Robert Andrews, Penny Kim, Melissa Rountree, Lauren Burns, Kelly Bascher, Anton Schlesinger, Tramaine Townsend, and Michael Rodriguezpassed by performers spinning lighted hula hoops before entering the mammoth space. (Concerts here can hold more than 4,000 people.)

Event partners Decks in the Park, Downtown Dallas Inc., The One Society and Think Ahead Group helped make sure there was never a dull moment at the happy hour event. Life-size Connect Four and Jenga sparked more than a few friendly competitions, and everyone crowded around the Photomadic photo booth to capture their good times for posterity.

To help attendees get picture-perfect, on-demand beauty service beGlammed hosted a rock-star beauty bar, where we may have spotted more than one mohawk being styled. Others got dolled up with fake eyelashes and dabs of shiny lip gloss. Speaking of glam, floral designs by Dirt complemented the venue's purple couches and sparkly chandeliers.

Woodlands American Grill, Bread Winners, Henry's Majestic and The Quarter Bar provided the bites, which ranged from ahi tuna nachos and savory bison meatballs to fondue bites and toffee bars. At the well-staffed drink stations, glasses of Columbia Chardonnay and Columbia Red Blend were poured while tops were popped on Neato Bandito and IPA cans from nearby Deep Ellum Brewing Company.

Cadillac parked some sleek wheels indoors, including a silver Escalade and a blue Cadillac ATS; the latter served as the spin station for DJ Jose G. Helping out Jose G on the music side was headliner Larry g(EE), who stormed the main stage and delivered a set that had the crowd moving.

Alas, all good things must come to an end, but scooping up a swag bag stuffed with goodies certainly helped make leaving a little easier. Cute flip-flops from Hari Mari, beGlammed gift cards, Robies lounge pants, Verizon Theatre tickets and BirdBriefs men's undies were discovered inside the bags, and a sampler pack of Red Bull means we're all ready to keep the party going until the next CultureMap Social.

For scenes from the CultureMap Social: Music Edition, watch the video below: