Super Bowl: Hennessy and Badu

At the last minute, a Super Bowl-closing Sunday night party entered my life. The so-called House of Hennessy was holding its 5th annual Game Over party, with special musical guest DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown, aka Dallas songstress extraordinaire Erykah Badu.

And though it started at the school-night-unfriendly hour of midnight AND was located about 45 minutes in Dallas Diva-unfriendly Arlington, I kinda had to check it out. And when the words “we’ll be rollin’ in a stretch limo” were bandied about, well, I wouldn’t be doing my duty as a Diva by declining, now, would I?!

Well, the stretch Chrysler 300 showed up late, and we didn’t arrive in A-town until about 1 a.m. But, damn, that party was hype. First of all, the house was SICK. Nineteen gamillion square feet, 11 stories and 37 bedrooms or some such stuff — extravagant!! But not much going on once we walked in, besides a couple of Hennessy-dispensing bars. It wasn’t until we hit the lower level of the home — near the heated indoor pool, natch — that we found the party hopping.

There, in a huge room, were a glassed-off VIP room, another VIP corner with several leather sofas, and the main area anchored by the DJ booth. Folks were dancing and sipping on cocktails — atmosphere was lively and the people watching was fantastic.

Erykah Badu showed up to a flurry of snapping cameras and Grey’s Anatomy Jesse Williams (Jackson Avery, right) deftly avoided my camera, booo! Too bad — he foyne!!

Anyway, the music by DJ D Nice was incredible, and Erykah more than held her own. She seemed to favor old-school hip-hop and soul favorites but gave shout-outs to current hits (“Like a G6″), too. All that talent and swagger AND she’s a cutie to boot — not fair!!

With all the dancing and star-gazing and mansion-adoring, our limo’s return to pick us up felt like it came too soon! But the House of Hennessy bash made for a heavenly bow on the gift that was fantastic Super Weekend partying!!