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Re: “New Year's Eve Platinum Ball

Last year was incredible! I think there had to be 2,000 people there, the decor was stunning and the music was great. It sounds like this year's is going to be even better. I can't wait!!

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Posted by DrNucci on November 30, 2011 at 9:25 AM

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Re: “Platinum Ball

I posted this review on the actual theater's page, but I wanted to make sure that it was placed under the correct section.

This is my first year out in Charleston on NYE. I just moved from Atlanta where I lived for 5 years after moving from the NYC area, where I was in the nightclub business for 8 years. Where I came from, we paid attention to who is throwing parties in the area and their reputation. I attended this event mostly due to the reputation that I have seen Charleston After Dark, 26 Industries and CHS365 develop. I realize that no event is ever "perfect" for everyone, but I had an amazing time. The place was well decorated. The music sounded good. All of the DJs were entertaining. I loved the location, with the balcony over the water by the aquarium. The bartenders were polite and pouring generously (especially considering it was all-inclusive). The crowd was beautiful and mature. I thought it was really well organized and put together- especially considering that there had to be 600-700 people there.

I have no affiliation to any of the involved parties, but I feel the need to address the previous review.

Stephendms criticizing the price for VIP. When I heard $150 for a VIP table and top shelf open bar for 5 hours, I thought that was a deal. Maybe I'm just used to the $150 general admission in NYC. At $10 a drink, I drank my money's worth and essentially got a VIP table for free. I was in the VIP all night. It wasn't overly crowded, so I didn't care if people could come in and leave as they pleased. Who wants to be stuck in a room all night with the same people anyway? And to complain about the advertisement-- I'm sorry. That is obsurd. They advertised 3 rooms. There were actually 3 rooms (2 lobbies that each held over 200 people, in addition to the enormous theater... plus I counted 6 bathrooms and a 200 foot outdoor balcony -- so I guess they were falsely advertising. I was well aware that I was buying a ticket for a NYE party at an IMAX theater. I don't think that there was any misrepresentation there. I get the feeling that Stephendms might have either some conflict of interest with CHS365, or an altered sense of reality.

Overall, I'd say that the Hippodrome is a great venue for an event. The decor was tasteful. The promoters did a great job advertising. The event was as organized as it gets when dealing with 500+ intoxicated patrons. The entertainment was... entertaining. This event delivered what it promised, in my opinion.

The only criticism that I have is regarding the theater setup. I would have removed seats (if possible) to make room for people to party in the theater. Maybe next time!

Posted by DrNucci on January 2, 2011 at 10:47 PM

Re: “Hippodrome

This is my first year out in Charleston on NYE. I just moved from Atlanta where I lived for 5 years after moving from the NYC area, where I was in the nightclub business for 8 years. Where I came from, we paid attention to who is throwing parties in the area and their reputation. I attended this event mostly due to the reputation that I have seen Charleston After Dark, 26 Industries and CHS365 develop. I realize that no event is ever "perfect" for everyone, but I had an amazing time. The place was well decorated. The music sounded good. All of the DJs were entertaining. I loved the location, with the balcony over the water by the aquarium. The bartenders were polite and pouring generously (especially considering it was all-inclusive). The crowd was beautiful and mature. I thought it was really well organized and put together- especially considering that there had to be 600-700 people there.

I have no affiliation to any of the involved parties, but I feel the need to address some of the previous reviews. Someone was criticizing the parking -- Really? $4 is too much? Isn't it $7-10 to park in the lots downtown?

Another reviewer was criticizing the price for VIP. When I heard $150 for a VIP table and top shelf open bar for 5 hours, I thought that was a deal. Maybe I'm just used to the $150 general admission in NYC. At $10 a drink, I drank my money's worth and essentially got a VIP table for free. I was in the VIP all night. It wasn't overly crowded, so I didn't care if people could come in and leave as they pleased. Who wants to be stuck in a room all night with the same people anyway? And to complain about the advertisement-- I'm sorry. That is obsurd. They advertised 3 rooms. There were actually 3 rooms (2 lobbies that each held over 200 people, in addition to the enormous theater... plus I counted 6 bathrooms and a 200 foot outdoor balcony -- so I guess they were falsely advertising. I was well aware that I was buying a ticket for a NYE party at an IMAX theater. I don't think that there was any misrepresentation there. I get the feeling that Stephendms might have either some conflict of interest with CHS365, or an altered sense of reality.

Overall, I'd say that the Hippodrome is a great venue for an event. The decor was tasteful. The promoters did a great job advertising. The event was as organized as it gets when dealing with 500+ intoxicated patrons. The entertainment was... entertaining. This event delivered what it promised, in my opinion.

The only criticism that I have is regarding the theater setup. I would have removed seats (if possible) to make room for people to party in the theater. Maybe next time!

Posted by DrNucci on January 2, 2011 at 10:41 PM

Re: “For Sale: Your Health and the Integrity of the Medical Profession

I'm glad that you wrote this piece. I am a doctor also, and it's so true! True health resides in alternative, natural care and prevention. Kudos to you!

Posted by DrNucci on July 18, 2010 at 11:27 AM
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