I thought about stopping off for an adult beverage at the downtown Aloft bar, W XYZ, the other night after a meeting at City Hall, but passed -- maybe later. Like, oh, I dunno -- Super Bowl week, maybe. Says the announcement that just landed in the Unfair Park in-box, Bud Light's taking over the hotel February 3 through 7; hence the name Bud Light Hotel, which, says the release, "will feature a full lineup of exclusive events and live concert performances that are sure to make it Dallas' hottest venue for four days."
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Maybe, maybe not. But the website details who's playing and when -- beginning with The Fray and Lifehouse (no thanks) the first night, followed by a Playboy party (oh, no, I would never ...), a Nelly and Ke$ha concert, with Dierks Bentley and Jack Ingram wrapping up on closing night. Promises the release, "The Bud Light Hotel features the world's largest tent (130' x 260'), which will house luxury VIP areas and transform the hotel's parking lot into a premiere concert venue capable of hosting 3,500-plus guests (21 years or age and older)." Jim, noted Super Bowl skeptic, has already asked to cover the Playboy party. At least it sounds fun. And: Mayor Tom can always just walk to it.