It's already been established that Washington, DC—once known as the Most Dangerous City in America—is now being consumed by a young, hip vibe that threatens to engulf the entire metropolitan area in a tidal wave of youth, hipness, and white people. We now turn to the Washington Post for a deeper look at this phenomenon. What does the newly young and hip DC look like? Like a bunch of nerds, drinking.
Today the WaPo takes a deep dive into the hip young world of ideologically homogenous happy hours. Conservatives like to gather at their own little bar, and liberals gather at their own little bar, pushing the city's hipness quotient ever higher by making catty and knowing remarks to their political peers. The partying reaches truly insane levels. At the conservative happy hour:
"I don't know that policy is being changed here but idea-crafting is born out of events like this," says First Friday's special guest S.E. Cupp, the conservative author-commentator who just arrived at Union Pub from introducing Donald Trump at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's conference.
Ease back, bro! Not to be outdone, the liberals show those stuffed shirts what free love is all about:
At 7 p.m. during the inaugural First Thursday, its creator, Jim McBride, 36, stands on a leopard-print ottoman in Lounge 201 and shouts his stump speech over Britney Spears's "Till the World Ends" in front of a giant flat-screen TV showing coverage of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Fucking insanity, dude. With such high levels of "across-the-aisle" hipness, could DC be becoming too hip? We'll stay away until the issue is settled, for safety's sake.