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photos by Dakota Fine

Back when shorts (the party) first launched in 2008 (while it was basically still winter) it was one of those ideas (kudos to Gavin Holland and DURKL for that) that was destined to take. So simple. So effective. It slowly (d)evolved into one of the most “photographed by BYT” events ever, and for good reason: there were $20 bottles of champagne which were used alternately for spraying and horrible hangovers, there were girls ALWAYS dancing on bars, there were boys ALWAYS dancing on bars too which sort of made the girl thing less attention seeking and more just fun, and Spin Doctors were played with extreme regularity. The party stopped happening at the peak of people cutting off their jeans in front of Asylum just to get in, and made a brief come back in 2011 for a night as gloriously messy as any before. We were definitely there to photograph that one as well.

So, when we heard the party was back, fleetingly again, last Friday (this time around @ Sticky Rice, not Asylum) we swung by for some more shots of shorts. Enjoy (and DEFINITELY click on the links above too):

Gavin Holland brings his Shorts dance party to Sticky Rice in Washington, DC on September 6, 2013.Gavin Holland brings his Shorts dance party to Sticky Rice in Washington, DC on September 6, 2013.

Gavin Holland brings his Shorts dance party to Sticky Rice in Washington, DC on September 6, 2013.Gavin Holland brings his Shorts dance party to Sticky Rice in Washington, DC on September 6, 2013.Gavin Holland brings his Shorts dance party to Sticky Rice in Washington, DC on September 6, 2013.Gavin Holland brings his Shorts dance party to Sticky Rice in Washington, DC on September 6, 2013.Gavin Holland brings his Shorts dance party to Sticky Rice in Washington, DC on September 6, 2013.Gavin Holland brings his Shorts dance party to Sticky Rice in Washington, DC on September 6, 2013.Gavin Holland brings his Shorts dance party to Sticky Rice in Washington, DC on September 6, 2013.Gavin Holland brings his Shorts dance party to Sticky Rice in Washington, DC on September 6, 2013.Gavin Holland brings his Shorts dance party to Sticky Rice in Washington, DC on September 6, 2013.Gavin Holland brings his Shorts dance party to Sticky Rice in Washington, DC on September 6, 2013.Gavin Holland brings his Shorts dance party to Sticky Rice in Washington, DC on September 6, 2013.Gavin Holland brings his Shorts dance party to Sticky Rice in Washington, DC on September 6, 2013.Gavin Holland brings his Shorts dance party to Sticky Rice in Washington, DC on September 6, 2013.Gavin Holland brings his Shorts dance party to Sticky Rice in Washington, DC on September 6, 2013.Gavin Holland brings his Shorts dance party to Sticky Rice in Washington, DC on September 6, 2013.Gavin Holland brings his Shorts dance party to Sticky Rice in Washington, DC on September 6, 2013.Gavin Holland brings his Shorts dance party to Sticky Rice in Washington, DC on September 6, 2013.Gavin Holland brings his Shorts dance party to Sticky Rice in Washington, DC on September 6, 2013.Gavin Holland brings his Shorts dance party to Sticky Rice in Washington, DC on September 6, 2013.Gavin Holland brings his Shorts dance party to Sticky Rice in Washington, DC on September 6, 2013.Gavin Holland brings his Shorts dance party to Sticky Rice in Washington, DC on September 6, 2013.Gavin Holland brings his Shorts dance party to Sticky Rice in Washington, DC on September 6, 2013.Gavin Holland brings his Shorts dance party to Sticky Rice in Washington, DC on September 6, 2013.Gavin Holland brings his Shorts dance party to Sticky Rice in Washington, DC on September 6, 2013.Gavin Holland brings his Shorts dance party to Sticky Rice in Washington, DC on September 6, 2013.Gavin Holland brings his Shorts dance party to Sticky Rice in Washington, DC on September 6, 2013.Gavin Holland brings his Shorts dance party to Sticky Rice in Washington, DC on September 6, 2013.Gavin Holland brings his Shorts dance party to Sticky Rice in Washington, DC on September 6, 2013.

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