March 25, 2004

The Democratic Dream Team Gets Down and Dreams On at Dream

“The big ticket’s the Museum Feed, but the Real Action is the After-Party.”

You can tell a lot about a party by where and how it chooses to party and the stars are falling from the heavens tonight in DC. At least that’s what they tell us in the New York Times. ( Democrats Arrange Rare Convergence of Party’s Stars for Fund-Raiser)

Carter, Clinton, Gore, Kerry, Dean, Edwards, McCarthy, McGovern -- the list reads like a Who-Was and Who-Wannabes for the Democrats. In short, Le Tout Democrat will be there -- absent Zell Miller, Dennis Kucinich and other Dems on the outs with the party, and the more notable losers, McGovern and Dukakis (“...absent due to travel” Ahem.)

The reason? Money, of course, and lots of it:

Nearly 2,000 high-dollar donors are expected to attend Thursday's dinner at the National Building Museum, paying $1,000 each for all-you-can-eat barbecue on paper plates with plastic utensils. Others are contributing up to $25,000 each. The haul is expected to be the largest brought in by the Democrats in a single event relying only on so-called hard money, which is the limited, regulated money that is the only kind that the national parties can accept under the new campaign finance law. The record is $4.3 million, set in 2000.
What do you get for $1,000 other than all the ribs you can eat? You get “Entertainment Tonight:”

Welcome, Shriners!

Terry McAuliffe, the party chairman, will introduce Mr. Gore, followed by a video introduction of Mr. Carter, remarks by Mr. Carter, a video introduction of Mr. Clinton, remarks by Mr. Clinton, a video introduction of Mr. Kerry and then Mr. McAuliffe welcoming Mr. Kerry.
Those who have remained conscious will get to hear John Kerry say something as well as reveal his Fab Five Makeover from his Ski vacation:

"This'll work.
It's got to work!"

But the real action of this night of glittering prizes will come at the After-Party.

After the dinner, Mr. Clinton, Mr. Carter and others will head to Dream, a Washington nightclub. There, 5,000 people, paying $50 each, will see them and a bevy of performers, including OutKast, Ginuwine, Kenneth (Babyface) Edmonds and Q-Tip.
Now this is the event worth handy-camming. The Cream of the Dems getting jiggy to the Cream of the Hip Hop.

I don’t know about anybody else, but I’d pay real folding money to see Gore, Clinton, Carter and Kerry getting down to such hits as Q-Tip’s immortal "Higher:"


I don't know what to make of this
Funny brothers on my nerves type ridiculous
I guess I really gotta do it
Put my game down
f---in’ blew it
Put my name down
And it seems you f---ed up like a drug deal gone wrong
Figured out a lot, you won't be that way long
Plus, you n---as is bush leaguers
And I bet y'all ain't get no bush either
Following that stellar performance, I’m hoping for a “Lady’s Choice” in which we see the Clintons reunited on the dance floor as they demonstrate the new unity of the Democrats with a waltz to Ginuwine’s soulful ballad "Sex:"


I gotta show the other freaky side of me
Girl i wanna give you every inch you need
jump up in my truck and let me take you there
let me ride you thru the night
I'm a sexaholic and im cool with it
....the pleasures all mine
Finally, although the Times doesn’t say, I can’t imagine Barbra would miss this hootenanny. I’m sure that during the wee hours of the Deam Party somebody is going break out the blunts and talk her into a duet with OutKast. I’m hoping for a medley that blends “People” with “Memories” with OutKast’s stirring anthem to civil rights "Rosa Parks:"


Ah ha, hush that fuss
Everybody move to the back of the bus
Do you wanna bump and slump with us
We the type of people make the club get crunk...
This is an evening tailor-made for video tapes offered directly to Karl Rove for cash.

Frankly, I’m jealous of this. There’s no place on Earth I’d rather be tonight. I wonder why I wasn’t invited. Was it something I said?

Maybe, if I start now, I can get to Dream in time for its next big party on Saturday. A night with: The XPornStars

Like I said: "You can tell a lot about a party by where and how it chooses to party."

Posted by Vanderleun at March 25, 2004 11:42 AM | TrackBack
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