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www.theKONGLIST.com 2.0® | Biography
About — theKONGLIST ® 2.0
Interactive. Innovative. Intuitive.
Redesigned. Reinvented. Rejuvenated.
Once upon a time...
...not too long ago, in the far reaches of Upstate Albany -(the capital of New York) is where it all started. The year was 1994, I began my first semester as a freshman at the University at Albany. I was finally introduced to the college lifestyle: parties, partying & more partying! From on-to-off campus parties -to- Happy Hour @ WT's a.k.a. Washington Tavern and their .10¢ cent wings -to- Thursday night Latin parties @ Valentine's -to- Friday night Hip-Hop parties @ Bogie's and their Long Island Ice Teas...little did I know, I was about to embark on a journey into becoming a NYC club promoter.
In 1997, University at Albany was rated the Number #1 Party School in America by Princeton Review...I can honestly say, I absolutely, positively had nothing to do with that.
Upon graduating, I fulfilled one of my lifelong dreams and became a Wall St. broker & worked in the World Trade Center -(R.I.P.) As a young, working professional, I began experiencing the best of what New York City Night Life had to offer. In 2000, my first club/lounge/bar experiences were at Webster Hall, Bar None, Carbon, China Club/Jade Terrace, Copacabana, LQ's, Cafe Remy, Metronome & Moonlighting. After a couple years of hardcore clubbing, in 2002 and on...my list of clubs had expanded to more A-List parties & upscale spots like Centro Fly, Chaos, Cheetah, E'toile, Eugene, Exit, Luahn, Ohm, Saci & Sound Factory. By now, the bottle poppin' craze took the club industry by storm and the only way to access the club's most exclusive V.I.P. rooms was to reserve tables & purchase bottles.
My boys & I would pop a couple bottles every weekend..."BALLA" status hath been achieved.
Tragically enough, the horrific events of 9/11 brought my party ride to a screeching halt. I can not lie, it affected in ways you wouldn't and couldn't describe. Weeks would pass and neither I, -nor the city ever seem to have fully recovered from the terrorist attack that changed the way Americans live. But then, one day it dawned on me, am I going to stop living my life because of some religious faction vs. the U.S. in an international battle for oil -(money) or am I going to count my blessings that I survived and live my life to the fullest?
223 venues later....I stepped into a lounge called 9 & 1/2 and met the one promoter who made the most simplistic business offer that I have ever heard. It went a lil' something like this: "Come help promote my party, I'll take care of you..." and so, he's the one who brought me into the promoting game -Sammy K of the now defunct DirtyStayOut.com family.
After creating a minor buzz in the promoting industry, I eventually get a call from the biggest Latin turned Mainstream Promoter in all of NYC -Eric Virgil. With the help & guidance of Eric Soler and Luck Lezcano of Eric & Luck, LLC., Sammy K & Joe Messina of the DirtyStayOut Family and Joseee of Queen's Finest...the rest is basically history.
Please join me in my journey in my quest of bringing to you, the Hottest & Trendiest Parties in NYC!
Welcome to the #1 Source of Access to the Hottest & Trendiest Parties in New York City's Nightlife Industry. A collaboration & merger of theKONGLIST & FRANKIE-BANK$ along with its sub-divisions: I.N.C., SOCIALITE STAR ENT. & i-2-i ent. has a lot in store for you in 2010.
NEWSFLASH: theKONGLIST & FRANKIE-BANK$ "un-officially" signs with CLUB MOB on August 6th, 2010
"The goal of our conglomerate is to provide you with world-class service when it comes to coordinating & planning corporate, private -or- social events for business, birthdays or any festive occasion. Regardless of the event, our main objective is to provide our clients with a unique mixture of fun & entertainment along with courteous & professional service.
We're dedicated to bringing you the best parties with the hottest DJ's, hosts, celebrities, fashionistas, models & socialites at New York City's classiest, most upscale venues with unparalleled V.I.P. access & treatment.
We want your nights to be everlasting and memorable. theKONGLIST & Co. ...we set the trend, we are the standard in today's club promoting industry." — Kong C.E.O. "I'm a professional photo-taking animal"
— CHAPTER THREE —
theKONGLIST® finally succumbs to peer pressure from the masses and begins blogging — welcome theKONGBLOG™
— CHAPTER FOUR —
After a grueling and intense legal battle with their previous web service provider over the rightful ownership of the website's extensive online media content — vast photos, logos, files, banners, etc., discovered by initial web storage reports amazed the web server's Storage Unit Department, Kong the C.E.O. of theKONGLIST® eventually settles "out-of-court" for an "undisclosed" amount in drastic attempt to put a stop to the "never-ending" virtual media drama.
In a perfect world — it's strictly business and not personal but unfortunately, in the real world, things couldn't be more different. With that being said, theKONGLIST® evidently parted-ways w/ their previous web server — in addition to several key members and partners since the promotion company's inception.
Today, www.theKONGLIST.com and its 'critically-acclaimed' website, photos & captions are finally back!
Ladies & gentlemen, introducing...
Innovative. Interactive. Intuitive.