It is hard to believe that we are approaching our 7th year hosting Pittsburgh’s annual White Party. This year, the event will be held at the new Cavo Restaurant Lounge and Nightclub in Pittsburgh’s historic Strip District. As always, the event will be the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend falling on the 25th of May. Get those white outfits ready!
Pittsburgh’s Annual White Party started back in 2007 actually in the Strip District at a venue we all loved and miss, Privilege Ultra Lounge. The original idea for the White Party was based off of Sean ‘Diddy‘ Combs’ infamous White Party in the Hamptons. The hip-hop mogul began hosting these parties in the late 90’s and has stated that “This party is up there with the top three that I’ve thrown. It’s a party that has legendary status. It’s hard to throw a party that lives up to its legend.” We of course could never top Diddy’s White Party but we could however give Pittsburgh a little taste of what they were missing.
Back in 2007 Pittsburgh’s nightlife landscape was much different than that of today. Back then the Strip District was the nightlife destination of the city with clubs like Krobar, Touch Nightclub, Pure and the Boardwalk Complex. Of all the places to be at that time, Privilege Ultra Lounge was the hottest spot offering an upscale Miami feel with a strong focus on VIP and attention to detail. That is of course why Pittsburgh’s White Party started at Privilege Ultra Lounge.
The party stayed at Privilege Ultra Lounge for the first two years and then found a new residency on the other side of town in Pittsburgh’s South Side. As time passed, the Strip District slowly began to fade away from what once was a nightlife metropolis to an area of town many did not feel safe visiting.
Keeping the spirit of the White Party alive, we moved it to a nightclub in Pittsburgh that tops most nightclubs across the country, Diesel Club Lounge. The White Party spent it’s next four years being hosted at Diesel Club Lounge off of East Carson St. in the South Side. Diesel’s amazing lighting system, VIP Bottle Service availability and exclusive feel gave this extravagant event a new home.
It’s been four years of us hosting the event at Diesel and it was time to switch things up. While Diesel serves as a great venue for the event, we felt this years event deserved a new look and feel. Now that the Strip District has made a comeback and is slowly growing back to being Pittsburgh’s nightlife destination, we chose Cavo as the venue to host the 2013 White Party. As always, this party will not disappoint. We will see you on May 25th.
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