On Monday, my boy Scottie announced that our boys Sayo and Brandon, after five years of giving young black professionals in DC a place to feel welcomed and to enjoy an amazing club experience, were closing the doors of their venue Recess the next night.
The reaction from everyone I know who made so many fond memories over the years in that venue with these two great men were the same, “We have to be there!”
Then reality set in, damn, that’s tomorrow. Tuesday. Late night. In DC. Some of us had to move some things around. Some others said eff it and just jumped on a train straight after work and planned to jumped back on the train right after the party to go straight to work. Whatever needed to be done was done to all be together to share in this moment.
I was glad to to have all my folks from years of running those DC streets together in the same place at the same time. It was the best kind of reunion and it was for a good cause.
Brandon/Sayo, though we’ll miss Recess, I know the closing was the right decision for you both and your futures. I hope your tomorrow’s are filled with great success and many blessings. Congrats on leaving an industry known for shadiness with a reputation of being the good guys. Cheers. #enjoytheseconds