How did Karma acquire the Tempts murals? I know they've been there for a while, just curious to know how/when they were able to get them.
And to Kirk's comments about "owning the name" thats just ridiculous. Its not just a name, its a brand of a party. And when the current establishment (no DJ, different crowd, different set up, different system, not even a club more like a bar with a dance floor) in no way resembles that brand, then they just tarnished that brand name by trying to throw that party at Hemmingways. The building a party is in means very little, its being able to create that vibe with the DJ, music, people, and atmosphere that was the Tempts brand. The party may not have been exactly like people remember it, but thats because so much has changed, but it was pretty close.
Lastly, the party at Hemmingways last LDW sucked. At the bar closest to the entrance you couldn't even hear the baseline. Isn't it all supposed to be about the music?
How is my comment about owning the name ridiculous? Looking from the outside in how can someone get mad at
vinnie for trying to counter a temptations classic party. Just call it a classic party with dj denny Tsettos and the point will be taken. Don't straight out take the Tempts name and throw a party right across the street at a competitive spot and not expect the guy to do nothing. He's a lawyer, be thankful he doesn't sue u, that's my point.
you said quote "Also, you guys were much better off having it at Karma. What would have been the point of having it in Hemmingways when it in no way resembles the original room?" Bro, Karma looks even less like tempts than hemingways, Karma doesn't even have a fuckin roof on it. At least hemingways is the same building.
Unfortunately, hemingways has a poorly designed sound system. Although the equipment is only 1/3 of the original sound system, it's just isn't calibrated or set up to thump like the old days. No subs, no tweeter arrays and other 18 mid bass boxes are not there. Vinnie has the club xs and the rest of the tempts system just sitting in storage which is a shame.
Next year do the party without the tempts name. All u need is Denny and your crew and no one can attempt to side swipe u guys.
Anyway, gentleman have a great fall & winter!