If you stopped by First Friday‘s happy hour on — wait for it — Friday, you would have had the privilege of
drinking hanging out with honored guest Christopher Hitchens, who stuck around from 6:00 till 10:00. He held court all night, signed books, told jokes and talked with just about everyone. Grover Norquist, Mary Katherine Ham and Nick Gillespie also showed up and stuck around late. Norquist even left to do a radio interview about it and came back after.
At the end of the night Hitchens took a couple of people up on an invitation to grab some food and hopped into a cab with them.