One by one the Husbands arrive, but something was hindering them from kicking things off. The men were taking their time as the audience was quietly peering at the ongoings near the stage. As I observed the movements and motions on stage left, I thought to myself, is something wrong? Technical difficulties? Someone missing?
Finally, the special guest had arrived — Whiskey! There was a glass for each of the panelists: Tommy Oliver, Devale Ellis, Tommicus “Tommi” Walker, DJ Fadelf, and Warryn Campbell. Actor, producer, and moderator for the day, Dondré Whitfield chanted, “Peer Pressure! Peer Pressure! Peer Pressure!” The glasses clink, the bourbon is tossed back, and thus marked the start of the Gentlemen’s Club, I mean, The Husband Panel.
Though, to say it was a Gentleman’s Club was not far off, as, as the panel roared on, it was clear that the audience was being allowed into the kind of conversation only privy to men within the confines of the inner circle of their very close confidants, a fact highlighted when Tommy said that time to speak honestly with the boys was needed, because: “We love our women, but they can drive us fucking crazy!”