Holiday Party [Crashing] Tips

The First Friday Collective (which describes itself as “a bunch of Washington D.C. conservatives and libertarians getting together at a local bar once a month to catch up, meet new people, network, bitch about stuff, laugh at each other, and gloat over softball conquests”) posted the best holiday-party list you need this season: a rather extensive list of parties thrown by trade associations, companies, and other interests.

Maybe you would like to party with and, presumably, slurp up the open bar of, AstraZeneca (at the Willard), the CTIA (Natural History Museum), or the American Farm Bureau (Capitol Hill Holiday Inn)? Now you now when – and where to email your RSVP.

[thanks to the always-fabulous BYT for the intel!]

3 Comments so far

  1. Don (unregistered) on December 6th, 2007 @ 12:11 pm

    How completely random. A group of people claiming to be conservatives and libertarians… providing a list of parties to go to uninvited and score free drinks? So much for not believing in unfairly benefiting from the labor of others, I guess.

  2. A taxpayer (unregistered) on December 10th, 2007 @ 1:41 pm


    Some (most) of these parties are government/defense industry sponsored. Where are they getting the money? From taxpayers… You already paid once for the booze, best to go drink it up. Additionally most of these galas are PR affairs, so that people can go booze it up and leave feeling better about "Soybean Growers of America", etc. It doesn’t violate any free market principle to get something someone is giving away… If companies/gov’t agencies are that concerned maybe they should give invitations?

  3. Don (unregistered) on December 11th, 2007 @ 10:25 am

    And that, ladies and gentlemen, is a brilliant demonstration of the ethical depth of people who would take ‘caveat emptor’ to the extreme of saying that someone who purchases a box containing a brick rather than the promised DVD player is the only wrongdoer in the story.

    I bet your mom is so proud, AT.

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