Cynthia Smoot, an ace ad rep for D CEO, is relentless in her support of the magazine’s success. Last night, she even put on a dominatrix-type t-shirt and black leather pants and “dirty danced” at the House of Blues, where Roger Staubach showed up in a Sonny Bono wig. The occasion was a Vintage Rock party for venture capitalist Tom Karol’s 50th birthday. A full report from Cynthia (shown at left in photo with Sandy Nelson and Staubach’s Heisman Trophy, which he loaned the party for the night) follows after the jump.
I was lucky enough to attend Tom Karol’s 50th birthday party last night at the House of Blues. The theme was “Vintage Rock” and everyone came dressed in their interpretation of what that was. Needless to say, there were a variety of outfits there. I think your definition of “vintage rock” depends on how old you are. Roger and Marianne Staubach came dressed in 60s attire with Roger wearing a Sonny Bono wig and platform shoes and Marianne in a long blonde wig and huge sunglasses and bell-bottomed jeans. Roger also wowed the crowd by wearing all 6 of his Super Bowl and NFC Championship rings. Mike Rawlings (Dallas’ homeless Czar and business partner of Tom’s) dressed up in a suit, skinny tie and fedora for Blues Brothers look. Others were in rock band tees and jeans. One guy was in an AC/DC getup with the suit coat, shorts, tennis shoes and a guitar. I saw all kinds of fun.
Roger Staubach was kind enough to loan the party his Heisman trophy for the night. It was displayed on a pedestal in the middle of the party. Mike Rawlings had made a plaque they put over the real one on the trophy that made it look like it was Tom’s trophy. Partygoers had a blast getting their photos made with the Heisman. Everyone just wanted to touch it–like it was a Buddha or something. Amusing.
Around 75 people were wined and dined. Mike Rawlings was the MC of the roast for Tom. Stephen Jones presented Tom with a Dallas Cowboys jersey with his name and the number 50 on the back. They had a great band that got the party going and I did some dancing with Stephen Jones of the Dallas Cowboys.
A very fun night…