Whenever Boyd has been confronted with these allegations, he has stated that his little deck was being used to entertain "business associates." When that did not pass the smell of body odor test, Boyd changed his story and claimed that he was actually using the rooftop as a dance studio. DWB put a lot of thought into this cover story, going so far as to create a Facebook page for his harmless endeavors.
This studio fits in perfectly with the downtown area. After all, what could be more culturally-rich than a place to take ballroom dance lessons from an accomplished ballroom dancer the caliber of Benjamin Boyd?
Unfortunately for downtown residents, it's complete and utter bullshit. Despite lie after lie from Benjamin Boyd, here's a little invite to a party that we found on the Skybox's Facebook page:
And if you are interested next week, you can attend this one for some late night antics:
When we saw this, we thought perhaps someone might be playing a little trick on Benji Boyd. Surely he and his compatriots were not stupid enough to put this on the Internet after months of bullshitting the City. We were wrong. They are just that stupid. Check out the party pics we found:
According to this article in DownSouf Magazine (published September 15, 2011),
If you want to check out some soulful spoken word and poetry give The Locker Room and Syky Boxx Poetry a visit. Admission to the poetry event held every Friday night is $5/drinks specials include $1 longnecks and free walk me downs for the ladies. Try to arrive by 9 pm if you want to get a good seat…. Come mingle, it’s a good look.Unlicensed, illegal rooftop bar. No permit. Lie after lie to the City. Illegal alcohol sales. No fire inspection. And all the time thinking the City of Jackson and JPD are too stupid to catch them.
Next post, we will discuss Benjamin Boyd's thuggalicious partners in this venture.