My ears were ringing even before the party started, thanks to the oohs, ahhs, cheers and groans under the TVs in the Hard Rock Casino Saturday night. And so I entered Body English, which reopened its doors for one night for Carey Hart and the supercross athletes of Dodge Motorsports/Hart & Huntington and Monster Energy on May 7. Spilled drinks made the dancefloor a slippery obstacle course during Z-Trip’s surprise guest set, with the place full of tattooed dudes in shorts and baseball caps hip-hop-hooraying and twirling hotties in tiny dresses.
I joined the party, poured some Patron out for my fallen homies and stayed in the dance race for a good hour, before being done in by sweat dripping in my eyes, soaked hair and my body screaming for the old nitrogen fog cannon that cooled down the dancefloor back in the day. DJ Bobby B from the Kottonmouth Kings closed out the night, and Hart, the legendary motocross racer and owner of now-closed Hard Rock venue Wasted Space, blasted tweets while I burned out one floor below his table.