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At the Clermont this week, parties go on ‘til 5 in the morning

“Welcome to Atlanta,” artist Jermaine Dupri first rapped in 2001. Back then, the lyrics went, parties went on until 8 in the morning.

Fast forward to the present, who can stay up until then? Perhaps 5 a.m. would be more manageable, especially if you’re hungry.

This Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights (actually, we should say Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings) enjoy chicken and waffles from 2 to 5 a.m. at the newly refurbished Hotel Clermont.

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The legendary spot hosts a number of festivities under the “Activate Atlanta banner,” beginning with a welcome from Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Thursday afternoon. The schedule lists a 3 to 6 p.m. time frame; we’re guessing the itinerary is still being nailed down.

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Celebrity Game Night is scheduled to start at 11:30 p.m. and by the time the calendar page turns, celebs including Lil Jon, Scrappy, Rasheeda, Trillville, Bone Crusher, Pastor Troy, DJ Bad and DJ Emperor Searcy are scheduled to be in the house. Luda’s restaurant Chicken + Beer presents the super late-night eats.

See for details.

And check out the updated version of “Welcome to Atlanta” from Dupri and Ludacris, unveiled ahead of Super Bowl 53.

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