In the Mix

Jason Genegabus

Stars out in
unusual spots

WITH ALL THE various options available when looking for something to do at night, I guess it's kind of expected that different crowds will hang out at different spots.

But I've got to admit, it's always pretty cool to see people who wouldn't normally visit a particular bar or club knocking a few back and having a good time. I was amazed to see Denver Broncos wide receiver Ashley Lelie at Pipeline Cafe last Tuesday -- with all the money he's making now, I would have figured the Radford grad would be hanging out at the W Honolulu instead of downing dollar drinks ...

It was also nice to talk story with Ola Souza, former morning jockette at the now-defunct 99.5 The Breeze, who was shaking it like a salt shaker and trying to give me dating advice at Reign during last Wednesday's "Puma Party." And running into local promoter G-Spot and Christian Yrizarry from Ho'onu'a at Pipeline on Friday was a blast, since those two normally have their own things going on during the weekend ...

I also got to see all of the Waikiki B-Boys in action on Friday night, something I've been trying to do for at least a couple of months now. Funny how I had to visit 1043 XME's new party at Volcanoes Nightclub to get a glimpse of the "underground" crew. The next evening was even stranger, with a Honolulu top-40 radio summit of sorts going down. Hot 93.9's Pomai, K-Smooth and Big Teeze were all there, as was 102.7 Da Bomb's Ric Havoc and 1043 XME promotion guy Urusai ...

And was that really Vera Wang at the Wave Waikiki in the wee hours of Saturday morning? Someone told me she was there while I nursed my final beer of the night, but I just couldn't tear myself away from DJ Jrama's set upstairs to go see for myself ...

THERE'S A NEW magazine hitting the streets this week. Hawaii Next Magazine is a bimonthly publication "dedicated to informing and entertaining Hawaii's young work force."

HNM's editor in chief, Owen Iida, and the rest of his staff will be at the Ocean Club from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. tomorrow night to celebrate the debut of the magazine. There will be free pupus, while they last, and complimentary copies of the first issue available. Call 521-0951 ...

AND I'M STILL in shock over the passing of fellow Star-Bulletin columnist Dave Donnelly on Saturday. I expected to see him in the paper for another 20 years, at least. Here's to you, Dave ...

See the Columnists section for some past articles.

In the Mix drops Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Star-Bulletin.
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