Washingtonians took over the Swedish Embassy on Friday night for the second House of Sweden After Dark party. Organizers hoped to recreate the energy of February's inaugural soiree, which was deemed a smashing success, but without inciting a similar mob scene. This time, they raised the ticket price to $20 and nixed the open bar.
People trickled in slowly at first, but by 10:30, the sold-out party had turned in to a breathing-room only affair. Swarms of cocktail-attired twentysomethings took to the dance floors inside and on the VIP-only roof deck. DJs spun tracks from 9 until midnight. The two cash bars and plates of tasty Swedish bites kept the crowd energized.
Were you at the House of Sweden After Dark party on Friday? Maybe you showed up in the photos we took. Check below for our slideshow.
All photos by Chris Leaman.
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