As told from the MAXWELL TOUR by the GoodTimeGirl herself:
So after 4 canceled shows I'm ready to come home. Detroit felt good simply because we hadn't done a show in so long, and, after all, it's about the music, right? So Mr. M gets the bright idea to "throw a party" for Alicia Keys. That means he makes the phone calls, visits clubs to find the right spot, hires the DJ, makes sure the band has transportation, makes sure she and her band has all the presents, right? Yeah, right. Meanwhile, after searching Toronto and maybe deciding a little too early that this club was THE club, I decided that I needed at least a fly DJ to cover in case attack-of-the-hootchie-mamas happened. T: "Shmear" ?diddy: "What up?" T: "I need you to fly to Toronto to DJ Maxwell's party" ?diddy: "When?" T: "ummm, tomorrow?" ?diddy: "HAHAHAHHA....wait, you see Nelly Furtado up there?" T: "yup. she coming too (fingers crossed), I mean I saw her tonight anyway. She says Hey!" ?diddy: "Let me know about the tix" Whoever said the WTC disaster brought ticket prices down was a fool. SOUNDCHECK: M's in a bad mood. Damn. So much for feeling out his party vibe. I wish I had have purchased that ticket for Ahmir. What if the DJ's bad? What if Alicia doesn't show up? She has a party tonight too. Dear God is this guy really this hard to please? I don't even know Toronto! What if what they consider funk is really Bobby Brown! what if *slap*! Okay, I'm calm. I'm wearing my new Moschino's. I'm cool. We pass out several hoe passes for the after party and it all seems good. So after pleading with the owner NOT to tell anyone who was showing up, just invite 50 people, we show up to an alley crowded beyond belief. The room was packed with the worst set of hootchies I've ever seen. This wasn't the same club from the night before! This is the Tunnel crowd. And M happens to show up on time. So here goes the security issue. Everyone out of the way. Did I mention the DJ starts playing a house version of Lifetime? I nearly jumped over the booth and choked him. Here comes the flaming bartender with a NOW cd talking about "Play this, he'll love it" "Play that and I'll throw this Vodka on your record collection", I scream. Now I'm really bitching about needing Ahmir. I run up to the "VIP" section and the band had picked up 12 too many hootchies so some area turned into no area. I can't find the gotdamn waitress! Where's Alan? Where's the gotdamn owner? Where's the ...... M: "Tina" T: (gulp) hmmmm? Did I mention the grab/hug/kiss on cheek and whisper in ear... M: "Thanks for all & everything you do" T: "No problem at all (now can I have your children?)" M: "Can't hear you. What'dyou say?" T: "Can I get you a drink?" M: "Sure....seltzer water & lemon" Then the evening went on. Alicia showed up, Vince Carter & some other Raptors showed up, I played security and knocked hootchies out the box, and was elated the rest of the evening. Good Time Girl strikes again. Can't wait to get home this weekend. See y'all in Philly! GTG
1. "RE: GoodTimeGirl~Maxwell style" In response to Reply # 0
Boy do I wish I could have been there stressing out with you girl. It seemed well worth the stress. You had me laughing over here when u mentioned that THE Clubs vibe changed and looked like the Tunnel. I know exactly what you are talking about. I hate when that happens. Anyway, I am glad that the party went off smoothly and u didn't have to kill nobody. I wouldn't mind having the Magnificant Mr. M's babies either honey.
2. "RE: GoodTimeGirl~Maxwell style" In response to Reply # 0
I was there. THe concert was live and the afterparty was alright. The VIP section was crazy crowded though and full of girls trying to get with someone famous. I have no idea how I got in there, but it was an expereince.
The concert was excellent and it made me love Maxwell's music even more (didn't think it was possible).
She's Tour Manager extraordinaire (You think we'd EVER taint this site and disrespect you all with mere groupie stories being linked to!?!? My-word. Where were you during the d'angelo tour, okayplayer tour, area one tour... anyway, ya question is valid)
Oh... and about that sig. I transcribed that hilarious conversation for D'angelo's site a while back. I still get a kick out of the audio clip. Go ahead, Cut&paste, I aint mad atcha.
>She's Tour Manager extraordinaire (You think >we'd EVER taint this site >and disrespect you all with >mere groupie stories being linked >to!?!? My-word. Where were you >during the d'angelo tour, okayplayer >tour, area one tour... anyway, >ya question is valid)
i was right there getting my news/insiders show reviews on but not knowing what was her role... thanks 4 enlightinin me
"Smooth is cool, but its never as cool as anything that is raw" okayplayer unohoo
11. "let's get it strizz" In response to Reply # 3
aint no groupies round here.
tina is a tour manager. when i moonlighted with d las year, i took her as my assistant. because even with d, roots shit still had to get done. alan leeds (yoda manager) saw the incredible organizational skills she had and gave her more responsibility. so when max ixnayed his road management, he hired alan, who borrowed tina for a bit (rgular tours are just 2-4 months) we have a fine staff of organized females who run shit lovely. some you know (nou ra was first manager) some you don't (princess, toya, hope). and not to forget, the fellas hold their weight too (dix, kmack, shawn).
so no. it is possible for a female to be in close proximity to an artist and not be a groupie.
check the resume
organix-93 (from the ground up)-94 do you want more?!!???!-95 illadelph halflife-96 things fall apart-99 (the legendary)-99 the roots come alive-99 phrenology-2002 the tipping point-2004 (the roots present...) 2004 homegrown: the beginne
Toronto gets love... but if you've noticed, NO one city GETS love... we rep 'OKP' not on a per city basis.
BTW... I can run down a list (however short) of OKPs in Toronto! Shoooot, I'm thinkin about movin up there. I have new friends to visit up there. I promoised during the parade in NYC that I'd try to make a trip up there.