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Montana: First in Inaugural Partying?

Over at our Sleuth blog, Mary Ann Akers has identified the would-be hosts of the inauguration season's first major throw-down:

Everyone wants a piece of the Barack Obama inaugural action. And since Montanans love to party, it's no surprise they're aiming to host the first big bash of inauguration week.

Big Sky Night, which held one of the better parties in Denver during the Democratic National Convention last summer, has scheduled its "Montana Party at the Inaugural" for Sunday night, Jan. 18, two nights before the official inaugural balls are held. Party organizers are hoping to woo the Drive-By Truckers, the absolutely awesome Lynyrd Skynyrd-inspired Southern rock band, to perform in Washington as the band did in Denver.

As an unofficial inaugural party not affiliated with the Obama transition, the Montana party is seeking fundraising support from -- gasp! -- lobbyists, and anyone who has the cash. The asking price to be a sponsor of the party is $15,000, which, in return, gets you two all-access passes to the general guest area and VIP lounge, plus 10 tickets to give to guests.

Get the full story from The Sleuth.

By Washington Post Editors  |  November 12, 2008; 12:09 PM ET  | Category:  Post Coverage , The Balls
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