If you know Chef Roble Ali, then you’ve probably heard of the Everyday People Brunch events. If you haven’t heard of Ali nor the Everyday People Brunch events, then get it together because it is guaranteed that you’ll experience the time of your life at these parties. This past weekend’s brunch fiesta was actually a listening party for Janelle Monae’s new album, which was held at Le Bain at The Standard Hotel. I, of course, attended the event.
Monae just released a new album called ”Dirty Computer”, which happens to be one of her most outstanding albums yet. Her single ”Pynk” is already on top of the charts as it’s already been featured in a commercial.
With recently coming out as pansexual, Monae’s voice was added to the LGBT community. Not to mention, that she is already an advocate for the women’s movement as well as for women of color. Monae is petite but has such a huge presence. Overall, she took the cake home throughout the whole party as her performances had the crowd asking for more. This was one of the best brunch parties I’ve been to as I got to witness Monae’s performance and also fed my soul with delectable brunch items that were made by Ali for the event.
There was an excellent turnout at the party as we all know New York City to be a melting pot. Monae wore all black and stood behind the DJ booth. Since there were so many people in one room, we felt like sardines in a can which actually made the experience worthwhile because the more people there were, the merrier the time. There were people to Monae’s left side in addition to a girl even braiding someone’s hair behind her.
We were all in a dim room that was slightly lit with soft pink and blue strobe lights. Large windows decorated the wall behind the DJ booth, which allowed sunlight into the room and reminded all guests that they were at a daytime celebration. The event, however, had after-hour vibes since guests were lounging and listening to Monae’s music rather than dancing and partying.
The whole crowd vibing out to Monae’s hit ”I Like That” was one of my favorite moments. Monae also got the crowd hyped with "Django Jane", a track with a sick beat where she demonstrated her rapping skills.
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