Black HollyWood Celebrity Costume Party

So it's Halloween time in Memphis and that means costumes! Who doesn't love costumes?? I would wear one everyday but, wearing a costume to the grocery store is only cool if you're 3 or 4 years old. I have a big list of Halloween themed events that I plan to attend, but the first event I slid in was the Black Hollywood Celebrity Costume Party presented by Privileged Memphis. 

I must say I was a bit apprehensive about going because I didn't know what to wear exactly. I spent the better part of the day wondering if this was a fancy, sophisticated dress up party or could I be myself and go with a funnier theme? So I had to be true to myself, and wear the costume that I knew would mirror my personality. 

The party was held at The Gallery at Madison Square (1819 Madison Ave), which is a very nice venue by the way. I arrived and to my delight, others wore costumes!! I've been to some parties where the attendees don't dress up and it really kills the vibe of a costume party. That awkward moment when you are the only one at the party in an Ironman costume! There was Lenny Kravitz, Beyonce, Taraji P Henson, Madea, Chance the Rapper, and even Total!! Freaking Total!! It was so cool that people actually participated!

Who goes to a costume party without a costume?

Also, I wanted to give a shout out to Jamal Whitlow. This guy is doing some great things in the city.  He's the CEO of Privileged Memphis and he really wants to make Memphis as great as it can be. I try to support people that really want Memphis to be seen in a positive light, because it mirrors what one901 is all about.  He is trying to bring a more diverse and fun theme to the Memphis nightlife. I can't wait to see what he comes up with next.  

Jamal Whitlow, CEO of Privileged Memphis

I cant' wait until the next party. You definitely don't want to miss out. You can check out Privileged Memphis at

This was a great kick off to the Halloween season! Stay tuned for more shenanigans around Memphis this weekend!

Life is for Living,

Michael B.