Another amazing day yesterday … first, it was so special since it was Martin Luther King Day … which fit so perfectly since it was the day before the U.S. was going to welcome the first-ever African-American president (for that matter, the first person of color to ever take office). Many people thought they’d never see that occur in their life.
Last night and tonight are the nights most of the best parties of the week are going to take place. We first went to a fantastic party at Cafe Milano in Georgetown. It was the “Athletes and Artists Alliance” gig. I’m on their advisory committee … and was glad we attended. Many of DC’s best influencers and top people were there. Then, of course, there was the list of celebs, including J-Lo and Marc Anthony; Tobey Maguire; a few of the Redskins stars (Jason Campbell, Shawn Springs and Chris Cooley), etc.
Then, it was on to what many people billed as the hippest party of the weekend … it was the Manifest Hope: DC Gallery party in Georgetown, featuring great Obama-related art pieces throughout the two floors. The star artist of the evening was Shepard Fairey, who made the brilliant and iconic Barack Obama “Hope” poster. The entertainment was also terrific, featuring a live performance from the legendary De La Soul and music spun by DJ Moby.
What a great day yesterday, but today is the day that will electrify our Nation’s Capital!