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Old 09-26-2013, 04:12 PM  
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My little foray into wealth last night.

Just had to mention this. I went to a business party last night, and it was at a very upscale condo, quite swanky and architecturally distinctive. I'm nosy, so I looked up the assessed value. It was about $1.7 million, which actually seems cheap for this place since it was very, very nice.

The furnishings didn't seem that livable, and I was curious who actually lived in the place. During a conversation, one of the hostesses told me. It was a family that has a mansion a couple of miles away, but they bought this condo just as a place to host parties.

Okay, got it. This is a $1.7 million private clubhouse. They bought a $1.7 million condo just to hold parties.

Then I got the tour.

It had a lot of art in it, and there was a piece upstairs over a couch by a particular artist that I recognized. He's a somewhat obscure artist, but I knew the name and I was thinking, "Wait a minute".

So when I got home I did a little searching. That painting - the exact painting that was over the couch - sold at auction a couple of years ago for $1.2 million.

That piece was about 36" x 48". And they had two more pieces by the same artist that were enormous. At the same auction where the small painting was sold, another painting by this artist sold for over $60 million, so there's a high end that's pretty high. And one of the big paintings looked suspiciously similar to another one that auctioned off for $20 million.

And that was the one artist that I'd heard of. There were two more pieces that the knowledgeable art people were oohing and aahing about that I suspect may have been similar in status.

And the thing is, I've never heard of the owners. It's some finance dude and his wife.

There's some serious money walking around in this world, and it's not just famous people. It's really kind of amazing to see what some people out there can afford to do. I really should have gone into finance as a career.

Anyone else ever wander into a display of wealth like this? Let's hear the stories.
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Old 09-28-2013, 02:46 PM   #61
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Old 09-28-2013, 02:50 PM   #62
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theres a ton of hidden big money families in denver
I read somewhere,it has something to do with the Airport & Aliens
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Old 09-28-2013, 03:03 PM   #63
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Old 09-28-2013, 03:14 PM   #64
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That entire condo is probably treated like a business expense.

I have some wealthy friends but nothing like that. Some times its just crazy. Like the time a private jet flew me to Iowa City for a football game. The drive is only 2 hours or so, but this way we could drink as much as we wanted. WTF
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Old 09-28-2013, 03:22 PM   #65
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That entire condo is probably treated like a business expense.

I have some wealthy friends but nothing like that. Some times its just crazy. Like the time a private jet flew me to Iowa City for a football game. The drive is only 2 hours or so, but this way we could drink as much as we wanted. WTF
Best private I ever rode was PHX to Vegas. Guy had two topless attendants serving drinks for another buddies bachelor party. Full bar, other stuff. I didn't even know the guy.
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Old 09-28-2013, 03:40 PM   #66
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Best private I ever rode was PHX to Vegas. Guy had two topless attendants serving drinks for another buddies bachelor party. Full bar, other stuff. I didn't even know the guy.
That's a hell of a start to a Vegas bachelor party.
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Old 09-28-2013, 03:47 PM   #67
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That's interesting. I believe you, but he's one of the few media/athlete guys that will interact with people on twitter.
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Then I got the tour.

It had a lot of art in it, and there was a piece upstairs over a couch by a particular artist that I recognized. He's a somewhat obscure artist, but I knew the name and I was thinking, "Wait a minute".
So, the hostess was doing the old "let's go upstairs and look at the art over the couch" ploy. I've seen similar situations in a few movies.
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Old 09-28-2013, 03:59 PM   #69
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There are so many different "worlds" out there. Right under our noses. My son being on the junior golf tour, we rub elbows with tons of rich folks. From pros kids to Palm Beach socialites.

Just finished one w/Anna Kournikova's brother. His mom was like straight off the Russian boat. Hot like Anna.
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Old 09-28-2013, 04:05 PM   #70
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There are so many different "worlds" out there. Right under our noses. My son being on the junior golf tour, we rub elbows with tons of rich folks. From pros kids to Palm Beach socialites.

Just finished one w/Anna Kournikova's brother. His mom was like straight off the Russian boat. Hot like Anna.
You know the drill, pics or.......
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