CIAA FriDAY parties

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The festive CIAA fans have the party stamina of Michael Phelps (I mean in regards to swimming) because they party until 4 a.m. and then they get right up and do it again, with day parties starting before lunch. I mean, can we go all out like this for the ACC tournament?

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For a lunch break of a bash there’s the Fish Fry at Tempo and Digital Divas at Blue….

I couldn’t believe how many people were at the bar at Blue at 2 p.m. on a rainy Friday afternoon. DJ Daddy D was playing some of my old school faves that I used to dance to in high school.

I think the bartenders went into the freezer in the back to get high or something, because we stood there at the basically unattended bar for a good 10 minutes to sample the “Digital Diva” specialty cocktail (Alize Rose & Ginger Ale). When the 'tenders finally came back to the bar we had to repeat the elementary order four times to one bartender before he just handed it off to another. But the Digital Diva Alize was a tasty lick nonetheless.

Tonight, the Digital Divas are gonna do it again with the 4th annual “Stogies & Stilettos,” sponsored by Alize and NAMIC (National Association of Minorities in Communication). Music from DJ Stretch and complimentary cigars. It's from 10 p.m. - 3 a.m at Zink.

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Also, tonight is Anthony Hamilton's Official Grammy Award & Album Release Party at Cans at 10 p.m.

And to coat your stomachs at the end of the night, there’s the Digital Divas Midnight Brunch from 11 p.m. – 4 a.m. at Kokomo’s Coffeehouse (on the corner of 4th&McDowell) – a perfect location for a spill out of the parties at Crown Plaza and the Blake Hotel. It’s a $20 breakfast buffet (with to-go boxes provided).

Tyber-Palooza is perhaps the only place to party not sanctioned for a CIAA related event — and outside the clusterfuck of Uptown. The festivities start at 7 p.m. Friday with Messin’ with Sasquatch followed by Bling Crosby and the Cornhole Tourney starts at 12 p.m. on Saturday. And don’t worry the entire parking lot will be covered with a huge heated tent.

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