Hair O’ The Dog, Philadelphia’s Swankiest Black Tie Affair presented by Parx Casino, commemorated 20 years on Saturday, January 18 with its biggest and boldest celebration to date, that featured a DJ set and live performance by DJ Havana Brown, who recently graced the pages of Cosmopolitan Magazine. Havana, best known for her smash hit “We Run the Night” featuring Pitbull, took the event to a whole new level this year as Hair O’ The Dog set an all-new precedent for the gala with its first ever performance by a triple-platinum artist.
This highly anticipated event took place at the newly refashioned Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel. Attendees for this year’s extravaganza included: Alicia DiMichele, star of “Mob Wives: New Blood” and owner of Addiction Boutique which styled the Hair O' The Dog’s team for its current ad campaign. In addition, Cara McCollum, Miss New Jersey 2013, Philadelphia’s favorite funny man, Joe Conklin, who gave guests a sneak-peek of what’s in store for his First Annual Philadelphia Sports Roast featuring former Eagle Terrell Owens on February 20, produced in part by Hair O’ The Dog’s Metrospect Events. Philebrities Julie Dorenbos and Susie Celek of Skin Palette danced the night away and are who to thank for the bronzed beauties that were getting down on the dance floor.
This “Gatsby-Inspired” evening included top shelf libations, extravagant décor, an exquisite cake from the award-winning Potito’s Bakery and top-notch entertainment. Party-goers “Let the Good Times Roar" and waged their tails off to sounds by Philly Hot List “Best DJ”, Perry Angelozzi, Hair O’ the Dog founder/DJ, Dan Cronin, and Philly’s favorite, DJ Bizz. As the evening roared on, additional electrifying performances included the band The Business, Bryen Boyle of Mr. Greengenes and Philly’s own Jade Starling, who performed her new single “Insomniak.”
Hair O’ The Dog always helps a deserving charity, and this year is no exception. A portion of the proceeds from this year’s gala will benefit the Claddagh Fund, founded by Ken Casey of the Dropkick Murphys. Claddagh Fund uses a grassroots approach to help raise money for underfunded nonprofits across the country that assist vulnerable, disenfranchised children, veterans and those recovering from addictions.
Guests ‘partied till the bark of dawn’, at the official Hair O’ The Dog After Party at G Lounge, Philadelphia’s sophisticated nightlife destination.
Thank you to all of our sponsors, performers and attendees for making this Hair O' The Dog the best night ever!