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1.Devon Alexander Homecoming party at St. Louis City Hall by Lumiere Place/ScottTrade Center/Ozzie's/Office of Mayor Francis Slay August 2
This was THE event to attend in 2010 (as we predicted) Close to 1,000 people attended the RSVP invite event to welcome home STL native boxer Devon Alexander as he prepped for his big fight against Andriy Kotelnik at the Gateway to Greatness Fight Aug 7 fight at Scott Trade Center August 7.
The celebrities who attended were STL based including rock legend Chuck Berry, Jackie Joyner Kersee, Cedric The Entertainer and Chingy (scheduled guests promoter Don King and rapper Nelly were no shows).Performers on the lower stage were Young Ro, Bradd Young, and country Bill Young. They also had a live art area on the stairwell where painters painted
There were three areas of crowd. The lower area was the general admission area, upstairs was the VIP area and in the mayor's chambers was the V-VIP. There, STL TV personalities interviewed local celebrities that aired live and prompted on a large screen a the lower area and where Alexander and his entourage first arrived to the pandemic- frenzied atmosphere .
It was most definitely a memorable night.