God, to be a Democrat in 2009 again, even just for one night.
2009 was an absolutely amazing year to be a Democrat in DC. It was a time of boundless optimism and endless possibilities, as a new administration and a new Congress took office, and the country began to chart a bold new path forward. There was a sense that anything was possible, that we could achieve great things if we worked together and stayed focused.
By Mike Reid | September 2023
In 2009, there was a real sense of excitement and optimism in the air, and one of the most popular ways to celebrate in 2009 was with SoCo and Lime shots. And one of the best places to do that was at Dan's Cafe in Adam's Morgan. The atmosphere was electric, the energy was through the roof, and the SoCo and Lime shots were flowing like water. It was the perfect spot to raise your glass to American freedom, and to let go of all your worries.
And the best part? You didn't even need a DJ to get the party started at Dan's Cafe. All you needed was a shot of SoCo and Lime, and you were off to the races. People were singing and dancing and laughing, high-fiving and hugging and celebrating the incredible moment in history that we were all a part of because it was 2009 and almost anything seemed possible.
And it wasn't just Dan's Cafe, either. Every bar and club and restaurant in DC was serving up something extra special, all in celebration of the incredible moment in time that we were all experiencing back then, in 2009. It was a time of great change and possibility, and people were eager to celebrate the moment in the best way they knew how.
The energy, the enthusiasm, the optimism - it was all just so infectious. And it was that spirit that kept us all going, that kept us dancing and singing and celebrating, no matter what.
If you happened to be in DC in 2009, you know the feeling.
You know what it was like to be a part of something truly special, something that you knew would be remembered for years to come. But if you weren't there, well, let me tell you, you missed out on one heck of a party.
Head of Partying Like It's 2009
Goal: Throw parties set in the year 2009
Location: Washington, DC
Well, get ready to party like it's 2009 all over again. Because we're throwing a 2009-themed bash/awards show that is going to be absolutely off the hook.
Think Black Eyed Peas and Michael Jackson on the dance floor, and all the high-energy excitement that made 2009 so unforgettable. We're going to be immersing ourselves in that amazing year, reliving all the good times, and just generally having the time of our lives.
It's going to be an immersive experience like no other, a chance to transport ourselves back to that magical moment in time when anything felt possible. So if you missed out on 2009 in DC the first time around, well, now is your opportunity to experience it for yourself.
Head of Awards
Goal: Take the awards seriously. But not TOO seriously.
Location: Washington, DC
So break out your neon, your skinny jeans, and your graphic tees, that Four Loko with caffeine you've been storing for the last 14 years, and get ready to party like it's 2009 all over again.
This is going to be one for the history books, a night that we'll remember for years to come. So bring the energy, let's bring the enthusiasm, and let's party like it's 2009.
Head of Finance
Goal: $2,000,000+ in net revenue per cycle
Location: Washington, DC
And remember, we're not just partying like it's 2009 - we're also giving away awards to Democrats and Republicans alike for doing amazing jobs at all sorts of things.
Think back to 2009. It was a time of incredible energy and excitement, a time when anything felt possible. And that's the spirit that we're bringing back with our awards ceremony. We're celebrating the people who are making a real difference, who are working hard every day to create a better world for all of us.
We're talking about the politicians who are fighting for justice, the activists who are speaking truth to power, the innovators who are pushing the boundaries of what we thought was possible.
Goal: Raise $50,000+ per month
Salary: $2,500/month + 10% of what you raise
These are the people who deserve to be recognized, who deserve to be celebrated, who deserve to be held up as shining examples of what we can achieve when we work together.
And we're not just talking about Democrats here. We're talking about Republicans, Independents, and everyone in between. Because the truth is, we're all in this together. We all want to create a better world, and we all have something to contribute.
Goal: 50% publicity and 50% fundraising
Location: Washington, DC
So get ready to celebrate the people who are doing great things, who are making a real difference, and who are creating a brighter future for all of us. It's going to be an incredible night, filled with energy, excitement, and optimism.
And who knows? Maybe some of those award winners will go on to do even bigger and better things in the years to come.
So get your party hats on, get ready to dance, and get ready to celebrate the amazing people who are making a real difference in the world. This is going to be a night to remember.
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So get ready to party like it's 2009 all over again, because we're reliving all the high-energy excitement that made 2009 so unforgettable, complete with SoCo and Lime shots, Black Eyed Peas and Michael Jackson on the dance floor, and all the fucking nostalgia you can handle. And to top it all off, we're giving away awards to Democrats, Republicans, and everyone in between for doing amazing things and making a real difference in the world.
It's going to be an immersive experience like no other, a chance to transport ourselves back to that magical moment in time when anything felt possible. So let's party like it's 2009, and let's celebrate people who are making a real difference in America.
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