Last night, a lucky few made a charitable donation to get a sneak preview before the official grand opening of the LDS City Creek Center today. Exactly 2,000 people paid for the privilege to be the first patrons at downtown's most high-profile mixed-use development. Tickets cost 50.00. Dress attire was formal and you had to be an adult (over 21) because beer and wine were served in certain areas of the new mall.
I did not purchase a ticket.. but was given one by a hostess. Here are a few pictures from the evening. A temple recommend would not get you in to the event, but it could have been taken away if you partook of the things that were offered.
The below picture is at the entrance to the City Creek Center.
The sign to the left in small print says:
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
CLUB CITY CREEK
ENJOY BEER, WINE, SOFT DRINKS,
and hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and COFFEE.
Level one, Nordstrom block, south of the fountains.
The above picture is of a lady handing me a drink. Don't worry though, it is Apple Beer. I think this substitute drink was offered to those who wanted to look like the rest but could still answer the temple recommend questions with the correct answer.
Sidenote: I wonder who Isaiah was talking about in Isaiah 28. .
"The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet."
"But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment."
We don't talk much about these verses in Gospel Doctrine class. We have the promise that we can't be led astray by our leaders. They could never err in vision, nor would they stumble in judgement.. Obviously Isaiah must be referring to a different religion who have priests and a prophet....and not us.