If we told you the place to be tonight is a three year old's birthday party, would you believe us?
There won't be any balloon animals or clown magicians. Instead, be regaled by special performances from Migos and OG Maco. Eat your fill of pipin' hot chicken and biscuits from famed southern chef Amaris Jones. Maybe even rub elbows with some Miami Heat players.
What kind of three year old is this? It's FDR at the Delano South Beach. And it just happens to be self-described "director of vibes" YesJulz' birthday too. So the turn up will be extra extreme.
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"It's been amazing," says YesJulz of the last three years. "I've worked with a lot of different venues, but this has become my home. They really gave me the opportunity to create and curate a night and a party that has grown tremendously over the past three years and really allowed me to make a name for myself in the industry. I'm forever grateful."
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"There's so many memories. But definitely, the first thing I think of was the time I got a call from Beyoncé's stylist, saying that she was going to be coming with Jay Z and did I have room for them," the promoter recalls. "I was like, 'We have all the room that they need!'"
Not only Bey and Jay came through that night, but Drake, Diddy, among other famous faces. And regularly, celebrities hit FDR to take part in YesJulz' hip-hop themed affair.
But whether you're a superstar or just another SoBe clubber, the most appealing aspect of FDR at the Delano, the party pro says, is its dark, private atmosphere.
"The way the room is set up, sometimes all that matters is who you came with," Yesjulz says. "You're forced into a little corner with your friends, which is really cool, I think, because it's not so much about the show and who else is there and sparklers, but more a sense of having fun with your group of friends."
This Monday night, you and your friends are sure to run into some new homies. And because it's a double birthday for FDR and YesJulz, the celebration is going to be one for the books.
"Last year for my birthday, LeBron came and all the Heat players came," she says. "Unfortunately, he's no longer with us. But hopefully, we can expect some of those guys to come out."
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FDR at the Delano's Third Anniversary and YesJulz' Official Birthday Celebration. With Migos, OG Maco, and others. Monday, March 2. Delano, 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. The party starts at 11 p.m. and there is no cover charge. Call 305-672-2000 or visit delano-hotel.com.
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