Pop-ups are all the rage this season. Just last month, fans flocked to Stone Briar Center, a mall in Frisco — Frisco! — in order to stand in line for hours at Kanye West's Life of Pablo-themed pop-up store. Not one to be one-upped, Puff Daddy is hosting his own pop-up this afternoon in Dallas and he's giving it the deluxe treatment.
Puff-Daddy-Diddy-P-Sean-Puffy-Combs is in Dallas today for the latest stop of his Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, which takes place tonight at American Airlines Center. The tour features a host of his old cohorts from the '90s glory days of his Bad Boy record label, including DMX, Lil' Kim, MASE and Faith Evans.
The free pop-up, officially known as the Invisible Bully Pop-Up (so named for the "official tour apparel brand") is only taking place at 19 of the stops on the tour. The Dallas pop-up will be at Guns & Roses Boutique on Commerce Street in downtown. The pop-up runs from noon to 8 p.m.
The musicians themselves will be in attendance, which is already more than West could say for his art-installation-meets-cash-grab. Meeting those artists requires special privileges, though, which just goes to show that Puffy really does know how to do this pop-up thing right: Artist meet-and-greets will take place in the VIP lounge. Yes, there's a VIP lounge.
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According to a press release issued this morning, that VIP lounge will also include "DFW-based celebrities, athletes, entrepreneurs and socialites." There's plenty to offer for the non-very important people, though, besides the sweet swag — namely, there will be food trucks and DJs. Plus, there will be "live mannequins" modeling tour apparel. (Those are actually known as "models," by the way.)
Most important of all, though: The pop-up will see the debut of a new flavor of Ciroc, mango Ciroc. Sadly, this too will be a part of the VIP lounge, which oh by the way did we mention? Is officially called the VIP Ciroc Lounge. So, you know, we really can have nice things. But only some of us, that is.
THE BAD BOY FAMILY REUNION TOUR INVISIBLE BULLY POP-UP takes places from noon to 8 p.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Guns & Roses Boutique, 2014 Commerce St., Free.