2017 for many reasons started off pretty damn smoothly for myself and many others. For The Whlgns, however, decided to bring in the year with a sort-of traditional Detroit Cabaret. I mean of course if you have a collective such as, there’s going to be a bunch of creativity in the mix. Tony Whlgn was doing a live mural, BreAnn Whlgn took photos while Allante Whlgn sold WHLGN shirts (That Sean Whlgn screen printed) and one-of-one WHLGN pins. For quite some time The Whlgns deemed themselves early on into being the epitome of a unit that moves together fluidly. Which reminds of The Powers Rangers just with some Eastside flair, some style and a pair of buffs. You can find them on the move with a new project from Cali to Miami and in between!
Below are a few words from the perspective of Tony Whlgn about their first cabaret.
In our attempt to uplift the community in a pursuit of leisure & pleasure, we invited the Metro Detroit community to come and experience our first event & Cabaret, Whlgn style. Cabarets in Detroit, for those unfamiliar with the term, is just another name for a party at a rental hall, or in our case a former Firehouse. Instead of the usual night clubs and bars, as kids we called them “Grown Folks” parties, we decided to introduce a new venue. Our event reintroduced the idea of self-severed alcohol and welcoming B.Y.O.B. (Bring your own Bottle). The occasional food catering included chicken wings, mac n cheese, pasta, & desserts on the menu. Along with music and live entertainment, we decided to include a live Painting of a mural to put our OWN creative spin to it. It’s understandable that some people are not the club going type, however, events such as Cabarets are staples in our hood and a powerful local tradition. Kudos to the generation that uplifted the community before us and praise to the continuing new experiences, A Whlgn Cabaret For Our Generation. Some Strictly Ghetto shit, but Good vibes and a Good time.