Mr. Jonathan Long celebrated his 35th announcement that he was here to the world with more style and class than any other birthday party we have ever attended. If it could be summed up in third words we’d choose “Birthday Bash Extravaganza,” but still, that wouldn’t be bold enough. How about “He did that?” Yep, that gets a little closer to describing this over the top bash.

This was an exclusive private event hosted in Intrust Bank Arena. While we didn’t have full access to the arena, the party group pretty much had the arena to themselves. The event was in the arena’s Cox Lounge, a perfect club style setting. (No, we didn’t know it existed.)

The grown and sexy crowd at this invitation only event – yeah we got invited – included Jonathan’s family , friends and co-workers who had a chance to ball out with him with all the stops being brought out. From the backdrop where you could take pictures, to the Champagne bottles and decorations on the tables, and the cool set up for his gift table with the money tree, you could tell someone put a lot of thought into every detail. Something tells us hats off should be given to Jonathan’s wife Christina for making this an especially nice event.

DJ Detroit kept everyone grooving and had the dance floor packed like it was a club just for us, but the hottest part of this whole event was seeing the backdrop of the birthday boy’s image on the big jumbo screen hanging over the stadium. Private seating lined the balcony to the stadium, just another touch that made this a night not easily forgotten. Real VIP! Wishing Mr. Long many happy years ahead, and – can we get an invite back next year?

Laughing is great for the soul and you better believe that when “The Party Time” girls found out that there was comedy show at the 40 Plus Lounge we had to be there! The event was hosted by Q from Dallas, Texas and Ms. Angela, who is originally from Wichita, by way of Dallas. These two know their way around a comedy show and proved that to their live audience at the hottest comedy event of the year. Sure it’s early in the year, but we feel certain this event held Jan. 21, would make our Comedy Show Top 10 list of 2017 – that is if we decided to have one.

The duo, under the auspices of their Kiss Entertainment Company, have been hosting their NEXT Comedy series for six years. During this time, they’ve hosted more than 70 shows in nine cities and two countries. Their coming to Wichita dubbed them officially on the map!

Getting a chance to meet the duo after the show was a special treat. The duo were very humble and we at “The Community Voice” appreciate how inspiring they were to other fellow comics that served as opening acts. Participating comedians included, but weren’t limited to: Trey Mack, Angelia Walker and CJ Starr. They all took the stage with their own personal styles, but held their own keeping the crowd engaged the entire time. The whole event was gut busting from beginning to end. Thank the Q & Angela showing Wichita how the big city does it!

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