by Tracy Dietlin
Nobody throws a party like BB Ingle. After 28 years he has become legendary here in the desert for being the Master of Events and the Godfather of Parties. It all started back in the 80’s when he and a few others founded the famous BB O’Briens Sports Bar. After the establishment was sold, BB continued on with the tradition of throwing holiday parties and special events in the Coachella Valley.
“I try to throw a party once a month,” stated Ingle in a recent interview, speaking in his smooth, laid-back Alabama twang, which is where he originally hails from. “Every party has been great, but I would have to say that my favorite party is the Halloween Bash because of all the costumes and it’s always the biggest.” He also says that one of his favorite party moments is when he gets to go on stage and sing ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ with the band. And then of course there’s the time he sky-dived into the party at the El Dorado Polo Grounds.
“I’ve had a passion for gathering people together in celebration since I was a young boy.” And even though he also owns The Water Store in Palm Desert on Highway 111, he says that throwing parties is still his main career. He also has a passion for animals and a portion of the proceeds from all of his parties goes to the Pet Rescue Center.
BB would like to invite everyone to his 28th Annual Halloween Bash at the spectacular Palm Springs Convention Center. It promises to be the most entertaining event of the year and be even bigger and more outrageous than last year’s party, which had over 5,000 in attendance.
“Last year was such a success that we’re happy to be returning to this world class venue again this year,” boasts BB, “where we will have more rooms, definitely MORE BARS, more DJ’s and for those that work in the service industry and get there late, more time. The party will continue until 4:00am or until Dracula sleeps.” There will be 6 large rooms of entertainment including 20 confirmed DJ’s, and one surprise celebrity guest DJ playing a variety of music including top 40, rock, hip-hop, EDM, progressive house, Dub, classic rock and R&B. The All-Star Party Band which is comprised of; Mark Gregg, Clark Souter, Lara Karuna, Dan Potruch, Ryan Landry and Misti Padron, will also be performing.
“After 28 years of parties we have all ages from 21 to 75, many of our original party goers’ children now attend. We make sure to play all types of music in different rooms to keep everyone happy and having a good time.”
And this year’s event guarantees to deliver. BB has several surprises up his sleeve but shared a couple of them. “This year we are taking the party to a whole new level with bigger and better sound and lighting than ever before provided by DJ Ray Phillips with RSP Productions. Returning this year we will have the huge projector screen with ‘Fire Text’ where some guy can see a hot girl in a vampire costume from across the room and text her up on the screen to come and meet him at the bar.” But BB says his new pet project, The Dancetronauts, which he will be introducing to the desert for the first time, will be the most exciting. “With a 100,000 watt custom designed sound and light experience featuring a mobile spaceship and hot go-go dancers, this is a must see.”
For those who might think you can’t afford it. The cost of admission is only $20.00 at the door or at www.PartyWithBB.com. This is the party you don’t want to miss so get your costumes and show up at the Palm Springs Convention Center on Saturday, October 27 from 9:00pm-4:00am. Transportation is also available from Palm Desert and LaQuinta, so nobody has to drive drunk. Contact BB at 760-880-1059 for more info.