On Thursday night I headed to the TechCrunch/Pop Sugar "Geek Goes Chic" party in Hollywood's The Vanguard club. I thought it was going to be more like the Glam.com or LADaddy blogging parties that I've gone to in the past where I got to meet some other bloggers, however this was more of a business development party, with sponsors hosting tables and demoing new software and sites while music was playing and drinks were being served. I kept getting asked advertising questions about my blog, and strategy questions, to the point where I felt like I was still at work. It was like a conference masquerading as a nightclub social. Beer and wine was free though and there were lots of glow in the dark flashing rings being given out, yet I never found out from where.
I did get to see my blogging buddy M.K. from PopBytes again (he gets so many site visitors a month it's ridiculous), spotted a reporter friend from CNET, one of my fiance's groomsmen and hung out with my client MusicIP.
If you want to check out some new sites and tools, some of the companies that pitched me included: MyThings.com, dimdim (saw them back at DEMO) PicApp, ucubd and ShopItToMe.com.