This Saturday, we held the ultimate dance marathon fundraiser for Swing Left to flip the House blue in 2018. The party was hosted by Humberto and Carol and some of our closest OC friends and family including Amber Tamblyn, Angela Dimayuga, Arden Wohl, Beau Willimon, Brian Phillips, bubble_t, Chloë Sevigny, Claire Danes, Eddie Huang, Fred Armisen, Leslie Fritz, Maryam L'ange, Miss Info, Natasha Lyonne, Phillip Lim, Pookie and Louisa Burch, Rafael de Cardenas, Sara Moonves, Spike Jonze, Uzo Aduba, and Whoopi Goldberg at Spring Studios.
Hips were swinging and toes were tapping all night as our we shimmied to tunes provided by Bubble_T, DJ Amrit, Mark Ronson, and Sam Spiegel. Sponsored dancers competed to win all kinds of raffle prizes from the likes of ONE:NIGHT, Stadium Goods, Babeland, Tatcha, Byredo, Milk Makeup, The Standard, Proenza Schouler, Ulla Johnson, Rachel Comey, Ace Hotel, and Mission Chinese, all to raise the most funds for a cause dear to all attendees' hearts! For those of you who didn’t strike gold on Saturday, there are still a few prize that went unclaimed.
(Check your raffle tickets now! Winning numbers are: 9993442, 1543028, and 9993453. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
All night we sipped on Hendrick’s Gin, Tullamore Dew Whiskey, YOLA Mezcal, Ramona wine cooler, and Six Point Beer, and fresh off the dance floor (possibly panting and sweating) Q Drinks and Polar Water were essential to cool off. A surprise delivery of snacks were provided by &Pizza and Baohaus.
Swing Left’s Michelle Finocchi and co-hosts Amber Tamblyn and Beau Willimon provided encouragement through inspirational speeches that had the entire room roaring in resistance. Ben Reznik, Shaw Bowan, and Ramin Hedayadi of Swing Left were front and center to support.
Serious thanks to our partners and sponsors: Dizon Productions, Black Frame PR, Terreur NYC, Somesuch, and ONE:NIGHT, Trademark, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Tatcha who made it all possible. It’s safe to say as the mid-term elections are upon us next month, we’re up to bat, and we’re swinging all the way left.