by contributor Brendan Kownacki
The house was rocking for all who came knocking at the W Hotel on Thursday night.
The lively event - which was obviously titled "ROCKED - a night with Mick Rock" was a special photography exhibit set to the sounds of a live performance from Fitz and the Tantrums. Also bringing down the house were DJs Rob Garza and Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation.
The walls around the hotel were studded with iconic images of all sizes from the British photographer who has provided some of the most memorable photographs of music legends like David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Ozzy Osbournre, Freddie Mercury and many more. Rock is known for his long time work with Bowie, but he also shot the images for album covers by Queen, Lou Reed, Joan Jett and many others.
The packed house full of Washington scenesters danced and sipped the night away and slowly flooded to the rooftop P.O.V. bar overlooking the White House as the night wore on. The party seemed to go on all night...but for someone like Rock who has worked with some notorious party animals, he probably wouldn't have wanted it any other way.