The Deal: Friday night, Feb. 11, I joined the stage along with 14 of Charlottes hottest bachelors and bachelorettes at Whisky River for the Ace and TJs Auction of Love. The festivities started just after 10 p.m. with all the proceeds benefiting Ace and TJs own charity: The Grin Kids.
The Good: The event required a dynamic crowd with an upbeat atmosphere and as usual, Whisky River delivered full force with a packed house, and beautiful people to boot. Ace and TJ were joined on the stage by singles from bartenders to the Whisky Girls not to mention one real life auctioneer whose fast-paced dialogue made my head spin. If watching WSOCFm radio personality, Big Sexy, shed layers of clothes on the catwalk wasnt enough to keep it interesting, each bachelor and bachelorette came equipped with his or her own extravagant prize package. Packages included, but werent limited to: Autographed memorabilia, ski passes, V.I.P. access to the Flogging Molly show tonight at the Fillmore, and weekend passes to Carowinds combined with complimentary reservations at one of Charlottes top hotels. Not to worry though as Ace and TJ assured the crowd, just because you were the highest bidder didnt mean you had to snuggle up in a four-star hotel with Crash and Otis, 95.1s own most eligible bachelors. As the night wore on, each package got better, the bids grew higher, and thanks to a few cocktails to calm our nerves prior to showtime, dance moves down the runway got a little more entertaining.
The Bad: My only feasible protest is that Ace and TJ themselves werent up on the auction block. Who wouldnt want the chance to bid on that rowdy duo?
The Verdict: It was the picture perfect way for all those unattached in this bustling Queen City of ours to celebrate Valentines Day; and with all the money raised in support of the Grin Kids, you could let loose for a good cause.