What is a DC Party Bus, Anyway? And What Goes on There?

What is a DC Party Bus, Anyway? And What Goes on There?

People who ask me about my DC party buses usually do so with a certain look in their eyes. It’s like they suspect my party bus is the setting for wild and crazy Roman toga parties, but also suspect I’m going to tell them There Are No Toga Parties. The truth is, what goes on in a DC party bus is both more and less than you probably think. First, let’s clear up what a DC party bus actually is. It’s also called a limo bus. It’s a long bus with room for standing and, sometimes, dancing. The limo buses in my DC fleet can hold either 22, 24, 25, or even up to 40 passengers. Though I don’t personally recommend cramming the party bus that full. You’ll have more room to party if the bus doesn’t feel like a sardine can. A great DC limo service, party bus has a great sound system. A party bus has a bar. It has strobe lights. It has a flat screen, DVD player, and iPod hookup. You can watch Austin Powers in a DC party bus. In fact, imagine that Austin Powers had a limo bus, and subtract the shag carpeting, lava lamps, and secret agent weapons technology cleverly concealed in the party bus’s bumper and disco lights. (The disco lights don’t turn in to lasers.) Now you’ve got a good idea of what a DC limo bus is like. Drinking is allowed, assuming everyone on the bus is of age, and champagne caddies are provided. You can stock a party bus with your own alcohol, or ask me to stock...
How Well Do You Know Your Lover?

How Well Do You Know Your Lover?

You know your better-half better than ever right? Born and raised in DC, went to a technical school in MD, takes a DC limo to work every day, and loves cappuccinos. Well, why not have a little fun and put your relationship to the test? Sounds scary, right guys? It doesn’t have to be, relax and learn to have a little fun with the girls. So what about creating and hosting a relationship quiz game, like a newly-weds game? (Does anyone remember the Gong Show?) It doesn’t only have to be for the just-married couple. Take volunteers! Have each couple that want to participate write their name on a piece of paper and have your grandma draw them out of a hat, one-by-one. just to hear them answer the questions in general, might give everyone a laugh. Throw something a little different in the mix, for a little fun and entertainment. (Make sure you bring the video camera, because it is going to be good!) Decide when the best time to have the game show would be, during the reception, after-party or whatever works. You could even ask the DJ if he could play along or set his lights up behind the show stage! Here are some ideas for questions that could be asked. Tweak them in any way you’d like. When you met ________ do you remember what they were wearing? What quality stuck out the most about ________ when you first met them? Was your first impression of ________ correct? If not, what changed? What is ________ favorite food? What would be the ultimate date night for your...
DC Limo Etiquette: Look Good in a Limo

DC Limo Etiquette: Look Good in a Limo

Last week, I talked about how to hire a limo in DC , and ride in style through our nation’s capital. This week, I’m going to talk a little more about that style. The last thing you want is to hire a sweet ride only to look like a big dork with delusions of grandeur, especially in DC. Limo etiquette is important. Here is my guide to DC limo etiquette. Get your red carpet on. First of all, don’t be late for your ride. That’s bad etiquette in general, but your driver might have other engagements. Not to mention, you’ll wind up paying for extra time. Tell your limo driver if you want him to make any stops or take a specific route through DC before starting the trip. It’s also good limo etiquette to tell him who will sit where in the limo, which can cue him as to who to treat like the boss. Let the biggest VIP, or the person who paid, have the best seat in the house. This is the “power seat.” It’s usually the back right seat, or the curbside seat. There isn’t really a bad seat in a DC limo . . . but if there were, it would be the “jump seat,” which faces backwards. The rearmost middle seat is not enviable, either. Don’t ask your limo driver to go over the speed limit. This is something you might be tempted to do if you were running late. We’re not taxi drivers, and we adhere to rules that keep us in business and keep you safe. Let your driver open the door...
What To Do if You Leave Something in Your Chauffeur’s Limo

What To Do if You Leave Something in Your Chauffeur’s Limo

If you leave something in your limo, the chauffeur has your back. Don’t panic. Once upon a time (okay, it was April), a friend and fellow DC limo chauffeur—we’ll call him “Bradford”—drove for a wedding party. After the big day, Bradford cleaned out the limo and checked for forgotten items. He didn’t find anything. Until a few days later. A delicate necklace had fallen between the seats in the limo. Bradford had chauffeured several clients in the past few days, and there was no telling who the necklace belonged to. How long had it even been there? Bradford is not a psychic. But Bradford is dedicated. He called every client he had driven around DC in that limo, starting with the guy he’d just dropped off at the airport. The necklace turned out to be the bride’s. It was a gift from her grandmother. In the hustle-bustle of her Big Day, she hadn’t even realized it was gone. Bradford mailed her the necklace and saved her from a potentially lifelong case of granny guilt. We DC limo service chauffeurs are all about service. Okay, I should amend that statement. Not all limo chauffeurs are as dedicated to service as Bradford and me. The code is more like guidelines If he’s following best practices, a limo chauffeur will sweep through the car after every client. So if you’ve left Your Precious behind, he’ll hopefully come across it and contact you. But some limo chauffeur companies—and I’m not naming names—consider the code of best practices to be more like guidelines, and ignore them altogether. If they don’t HAVE to contact you...