words by Keli
Photos by: John O’Connell and Mike A
If you didn’t make it to Pink Sock you may have missed one of the most over-the-top Wednesdays that the Wonderland Ballroom in Columbia Heights has ever seen. This month’s theme – Zac Efron’s Pink Pajama Party – was the third installment of the Pink Sock party thrown by DJRad.
With a slumber party decor draped over the upstairs bar, DJRad welcomed DJ Bradley Portnoy and DJ Shea Van horn as the three ripped open the dance floor while wearing an assortment of sexy sleepwear. As an homage to High School Musical, the organizers plastered the upstairs bar pictures of Zac Efron and (nude) pictures of Vanessa Hutchins. Sleeping bags and mud masks were broke out and a tongue-in-cheek “7 Minutes in Heaven” area was cordoned off until the staff at Wonderland (much like a mean parent) made the party guests take it down.
As hot indie girls and sultry hipster boys danced and boozed it up, DJRad provided patrons with candy necklaces and the dancefloor was soon filled with strangers playfully eating candy off of each other’s necks. Perhaps the highlight of the night was when the party promoters broke out pillows in the DJ booth for an impromptu pillow fight. Soon, the pillows ripped open to clouds of feathers flying throughout the bar. As the feathers settled around the dancing boys and girls DJRad whispered in my ear with a giant grin, “This was the slumber party I always wanted.”
The night successfully ended with fingernails painted, boys heading home with boys, girls heading home with girls, and a few straight patrons snagging the nude photos of Vanessa Hutchins off the wall. The entire upstairs bar was left completely covered in fluffy white feathers and patrons were left with an awesome time and perhaps the best slumber party Columbia Heights hasever experienced.
Pink Sock is held the third Wednesday of every month at the Wonderland Ballroom in Columbia Heights. Admission is free. Each month, the party continues its tradition of presenting a special theme. Look for details of the February party and theme shortly.