One of the appeals of the films is that they offer viewers a glimpse into a life they themselves will likely never live. This is especially true for movies that feature huge party scenes. From cameos by famous A-list musicians to expensive sets and gourmet cuisine, these movie scenes often set the stage for a luxurious experience that helps provide an illusion of escape for viewers at home.
Of course, these settings often become the backdrop for ridiculous antics in movies that are also unlikely in real life. From dances to brides being abandoned at the altar to family feuds reaching a fever pitch, the party scenes help provide a setting for some important moments in the film.
An event planner weighed in on what goes into creating scenes like these and shared the story of a sound check gone wrong.
Event planner Karleen Roy weighed in on several luxury party scenes
Speaking to GQ, Karleen Roy – who is an event planner and founder of The Vanity Group – took the time to walk through some iconic luxury party scenes and weigh in on what it takes to bring those moments to life .
She has covered several films in different genres, which shows that luxury party scenes are a fairly common cinematic event. Roy talks about the extravagant costs it would take to re-enact those moments in real life. For example, the helicopter boobies rich asian a party scene would probably cost $5,000 an hour, based on Roy’s expertise.
This price also does not take into account the insurance requirements and connections you need to arrange a private helicopter charter. In other words, it’s not a party you can throw quickly!
Other movies Roy took the time to explore include Gatsby the magnificent – which is famous for its many party scenes – and Step Brothers. She praised The Great Gatsby for its depiction of “over-accommodation”, which is having so many staff members that guests never have to wait to eat or drink, but she also points out that the food and drinks are often “the most expensive”. line items” of any event.
Karleen Roy shared a “shattering” soundcheck experience
As Roy watches the films, she also slips in her own anecdotes and experiences — many of which come from celebrity-hosted events filled with high-profile guests. She learned to think things through and solve her problems on the fly because her customers aren’t people who are likely to put up with a mediocre experience.
As she discusses Half brothers, she goes into the importance of music to the party experience and notes that a lot of things can go wrong. She had her audio cut out in the middle of a party and performers so bad she had to unplug them to keep the mood going.
Half brothers includes a comedic scene where Will Ferrell’s character breaks an ice sculpture with his voice. Roy says it’s “something that actually happens”. She says that’s why it’s crucial to have damage fees and an insurance policy so you can “clean everything up and get on with your business”.
That’s exactly what happened when Migos member Quavo’s soundcheck turned into a disaster. Roy explains, “There was a scene at the event where we had glasses on the shelf.” During rehearsals and sound checks, “the music was so robust…it broke all that damn glass. He came crashing to the ground. Always professional, Roy and his team cleaned it up and kept it moving!
Quavo is known for its robust music
It should perhaps come as no surprise that Quavo can break glass with his “robust” sound because the artist has certainly made a lot of loud and energetic music. Best known for working alongside his family members in the Migos Trio, Quavo has also had projects on his own and with other collaborators.
Quavo’s first solo album was released in 2018, and he’s set to follow it with a second solo project in 2022.
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