It was the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, and NV Penthouse was filled with Kollaboration staff members who were dressed to impress and ready to spread the word about the upcoming Kollaboration showcase. With general admission to the launch party already sold out, we knew we were in for a good night. Excitement was in the air, and before long, we had a packed venue. We all met some new faces, caught up with old friends, and hopefully gained some new supporters for Kollaboration.

But the great turnout wasn’t the only thing that made the Kollaboration Chicago Launch Party a huge success. We were also fortunate enough to have finalists Alan & Ashlee, Just Steve, and Vince Nantes perform live, giving us a sneak preview of the talent we’ll be seeing at the 2013 showcase. Finalists Briana White and Brian Choi from Two Bored Dorks also made an appearance and met with attendees of the launch party.

Food and drinks were generously donated by Yummy Buffet, Vora, Sze Chuan, and Slow City Makgeolli, so a big thank-you goes out to all of them! The launch party would have not have been the same without their support.

To top if off, several launch party attendees were lucky enough to win general admission and VIP tickets to the showcase as well as tickets to see Blue Man Group.

All in all, we had great food, great company, and amazing support, which all contributed to the night being a success. Great job to everyone who attended and helped out at the launch party… The 2013 showcase is only going to be better!

Finalists Brian Choi and Steve Tzeng chat over a glass of makgeolli with other launch party guests.