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We came. We partied. We conquered.

FamousDC brought the District to Las Vegas with an awesome event (if we do say so ourselves) before the first Democratic presidential candidate debate of the season. Earlier in the evening, Facebook and the Washington Post both hosted buzzed-about events down on the Strip. Eventually some of the political and media rockstars attending their events joined FamousDC for our event at Hyde,within the iconic Bellagio Hotel for the unofficial afterparty event with views of the iconic fountain show, specialty cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres.

We’d like to say thank you to our incredible sponsors, our A-list guests, and a fantastic venue. We’d like to especially thank PhRMA and AGA for their incredibly generous support to make the evening possible. Thanks to Uber as well for providing a VIP section – our guests had an up-close view of the world famous Bellagio fountain show and the opportunity for a safe ride home afterwards. Politically savvy startups Predict It and Sidewire were also perfect co-hosts to host some of the most brilliant minds in politics and media.

Famously Spotted:

Roberta Lange (Nevada Democratic Party Chair); Rodell Mollineau (Rokk Solutions); Doug Thornell (SDK Knickerbocker); Holly Campbell (PhRMA); Brian DiMarzio (PhRMA); Mike Dorsey (Uber); Michael Falcone (ABC); Jay Gertsema (Rep. Titus); John Griffin (Uber); Jason Radisson (Uber); Melissa Warren (Uber); James Williams (PredictIt); Adam Levy (CNN); Chris Moody (CNN); Ian Miller (PredictIt); Carson Huiskamp (PredictIt); Melinda Aarons (Facebook); Tim Tagaris (Bernie Sanders Campaign); Peter Hamby (Snapchat); Katie Harbath (Facebook); Don Seymour (Facebook); Russell Huiskamp; Lyle Malapit (PhRMA); Priscilla Vanderveer (PhRMA); Napolean McCallum (LVS); Paul Kane (Washington Post); Bob Hand (CNN); Rick Klein (ABC); Michelle Jaconi (IJ Review); Rebecca Samuels (CNN); Mike Naft (Congresswoman Titus); Daniel Newman (Archival Enterprises); Ashley Parker (New York Times); Constance Brooks (NSHE); Dan Merica (CNN); Alexa Miranda (CNN); Tim Hogan (Clinton Campaign); Greg Martin (NBC); Monica Alba (NBC); Danny Freeman (NBC); Alex Seitz-Wald (NBC); Anne Gearan (Washington Post); Jodi Edna (CNN); Marshall Cohen (CNN); Jennifer Simpson (CNN); Polson Kanneth (CNN); MaryAlice Parks (ABC); Josh Haskell (ABC); Liz Kreutz (ABC); Seni Tienabeso (ABC); Daniel Rabin (RSH Campaigns); Michael Kurtz (O’Malley Campaign); Karine Jean-Pierre (O’Malley Campaign); Adam Goers (O’Malley Campaign); Dave Hamrick (O’Malley Campaign); Theo Lomas (Facebook); Evan McMorris-Santoro (BuzzFeed); Ruby Cramer (BuzzFeed); Mike Lurie (Freedom Partners); Roshan Patel (50 State); Jenna Gibson (CBS); Alex Simons (CBS); Adam Sechrist (CBS); Alicia Amling (CBS); Steve Chaggaris (CBS); Joe Njoroge (Sanders Campaign); Kenneth Pennington (Sanders Campaign); Nathan Imperiale (NJI Media); Josh Shultz (NJI Media); Amos Snead (Bryant Row); Marie Formica (FamousDC); Paige Gress (FamousDC); Sarah Gunion (FamousDC); Patrick O’Connor (Bryant Row).

See all the photos here.

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We hope to see you all in on October 27th in Boulder, CO for the next pre-debate event.

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