Not on the guest lists for The Park or Love? Me neither.
Now, thanks to TV One and DC-based May 3rd Films, you don’t need to be a nightclub VIP to get a glimpse into the lives Marc Barnes and Taz Wube.
On Sunday, May 17 at 10 PM ET, TV One will air “Party Boyz,” a behind-the-scenes special about the men behind The Park and Love.
From the looks of the press release (after the jump), it will either be incredibly entertaining or a ginormous mess. Either way, I’m adding it my Tivo lineup.
On Sunday, May 17 from 10-11 PM ET, TV One provides viewers with an all-access, behind-the-scenes look into the glamorous, extravagant, and at times grueling lives of Marc Barnes and Taz Wube, party moguls extraordinaire and the men behind Washington, DC’s most successful nightclubs â€“ Love and The Park â€“ as they host five nights of parties in honor of the inauguration of Barack Obama. Party Boyz, which cinematically displays the grandeur of the world’s most powerful city, repeats at 1 AM, and again on Thursday, May 21 at 10 PM.
They’ve thrown successful parties at the largest events across the country, from the Super Bowl to the NBA All-Star Game to the Essence Festival. Now Washington, D.C.’s renowned Party Boyz, Marc Barnes and Taz Wube, despite a struggling economy, hungry competitors and a harsh winter’s cold, are planning to hold the city’s best bashes, in celebration of the greatest event of their lifetime, the Inauguration of Barack Obama.
An estimated four to seven million people are coming to DC for President-elect Obama’s inauguration. The Party Boyz are making sure that their clubs, Love and The Park, are primary destinations for partygoers during Inauguration Weekend, having tapped some of biggest names in music, including Jay-Z, T.I., Young Jeezy, Diddy, and Akon to host or perform for five consecutive nights.
Anticipating a massive turnout, the guys have invested a small fortune in the planning of their parties, shelling out major cash for celebrity hosts and musical performers. But, as the inaugural weekend begins, it becomes clear that the media’s estimates were overblown and some plans will have to be altered in order to turn a profit. Personnel and family issues also complicate matters and threaten to put a damper on business.
Meanwhile, Taz is in the midst of preparing for his April wedding to fiancee Arlene, his girlfriend of 10 years and the mother of his young son. Taz must walk a fine line and not let the demands of his job interfere with his focus on his new family.
Can the Party Boyz capitalize on the financial opportunity presented by the historic weekend or will the obstacles presented by family, competitors and even the weather be too much to overcome?
Party Boyz is produced for TV One by May 3rd Films. Executive producer is Kirk Frazer. Executive in charge of production for TV One is Jubba Seyyid.