Evan Osnos somehow manages to take a peek under the cover of an industry normally shrouded by NDAs — private gigs. The days of being regarded as a “sellout” for taking on a private party are dwindling, with stars increasingly embracing the ludicrous money that can come with playing songs about strippers at a Bar Mitzvah. Osnos tags along with Flo Rida for a couple of these events, and it’s quite the ride.

It wasn’t all that different from Flo’s big years; it’s just that the audience was smaller and the fee larger. Seven years after his last Top Ten hit, the crowds still get loopy when they hear a song from their high-school prom, and some of the erstwhile club kids are now entering middle management, with the power to book the entertainment for the holiday party.