photograph: peter ranvestel
If you didn’t know what The Logan Theatre was up to last night—hosting a Mad Men premiere party where “period-appropriate” attire was “strongly encouraged”—you might have assumed you were hallucinating, in the midst of a Don Draper-esque drunken bender.
Between the theatre’s vintage decor, the oldies echoing through the lobby, and the throngs of fans taking the suggested dress code quite seriously, it was a scene straight from the sixties.
The night kicked off in fine fashion, with gin-based craft cocktails and mingling. The burlesque troupe, The Fly Honeys, regaled the crowd. The DJs We Theory spun era-appropriate tunes: Dion and the Belmonts, Frankie Lymon, Ray Charles, and countless other tracks from that bygone era where hair was short and skirts were long.
The premiere played to a full house. A costume contest for “Most Dapper” and “Most Dazzling” was held a few commercial breaks in. If you ask us, the ladies were dressed more impressively. But in the mens’ defense, a good suit and pocket square is a timeless combo, That’s true whether it’s 2013, or just the 1960s for a night.