Irene wasn’t invited, but more than 600 of Ernie Boch Jr.’s nearest and dearest ignored the hurricane warnings Saturday night and descended on the car czar’s Norwood manse for a rockin’ end-of-the-summer bash featuring a performance by Stone Temple Pilots’ main man Scott Weiland, belly dancers, a near-drowning and lots of scandalicious behavior. All in all, the party of the year!
The Auto Mile magnate transformed his expansive grounds into an outdoor nightclub for the fete, which got rolling under drizzly skies and unbearable humidity. But the approaching storm didn’t exactly put a damper on the festivities.
The free-flowing watermelon mojitos and tons of Asian-inspired cuisine whipped up by chef Tony Ambrose’s Ambrosia Events & Catering and the staff from Ming Tsai’s Blue Ginger put everyone in a party mood. Everyone except Weiland, who was in full-on rock star mode!
Word is, the temperamental frontman refused to do a meet-and-greet with his host and 40 handpicked pals, offering to instead do one for 12, then cutting it to just two. He also had the usual list of rock star demands, including a fleet of SUVs for him and his posse — which, when you think of it, probably wasn’t a problem for the Boch Automotive empire heir.
“There were many ‘Get Him to the Greek’ moments,” Ernie told us. “And that’s all I want to say.”