PHOTOS Moogfest 2014 VIP party at Aloft Hotel in downtown Asheville


Here’s a look at Wednesday’s pool-side VIP party on the third floor of the Aloft Hotel in downtown Asheville. On a perfectly beautiful spring evening, Moogfest VIPs snacked, drank, ate and networked as celebrity DJs mixed music. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory made an unexpected appearance, apparently trying to blend in with casual wear and dark sunglasses. Photos by Ashvegas After Dark photographer Mary Juliano.



theOtherBarry April 24, 2014 - 1:27 pm

The cover story continues to evolve:

“Well I was always going to come to be on the panel,” McCrory told News 13 seconds after he arrived at Asheville’s Aloft hotel. “But they thought it might add to the security costs due to the protesters and I didn’t want anything to disturb this event.”

Sounds like he’s saying he had a choice in whether he attended or not…

Jared Rutledge April 24, 2014 - 12:20 pm

damn that’s thundercat and flying lotus. respect.

orton April 24, 2014 - 11:53 am

the 1% music fest

indy April 24, 2014 - 11:46 am

As a nearby resident and involuntary listener, the “celebrity DJ” music was horrible. Spotify on random likely would have been much better.

As someone said, ” Did they choose that music DELIBERATELY”?

Doug S. April 24, 2014 - 11:26 am

So the Gov. just came to the party and had no problem speaking to any media outlet present? Something tells me it was a “f-you” to the protesters. Seems kind of slimy.

NFB April 24, 2014 - 1:07 pm

Of course it’s slimy. It’s Pat McCrory!

So much for his “scheduling conflict.”

Murphy April 24, 2014 - 1:17 pm

“Apparently mayor Esther Manheimer personally called and invited to him to an exclusive pool party atop one of her law firm’s client’s hotels.

The news media were supposedly excluded.”

From: Asheville Stands Against Pat McCrory Facebook page…

Doug S. April 24, 2014 - 2:50 pm

WLOS actually interviewed him at the party. I saw the interview on my television.
Would love to hear their definition of “news media” if it excludes TV reporters.

Murphy April 24, 2014 - 3:16 pm

just quoting a post…

Jason Sandford April 24, 2014 - 4:53 pm

Murphy, I don’t know who called whom. But the media was not excluded from the poolside party on the third floor of the Aloft Hotel. I had an invite, but I couldn’t make it until 7 p.m., and the governor was gone by then.

Orbit DVD April 24, 2014 - 11:23 am

Unless Orbit is invited, it’s not a party. Jamie can brighten any room.

theOtherBarry April 24, 2014 - 12:43 pm

Not since Delilah cut all his hair off. He’s lost all his powers…

theOtherBarry April 24, 2014 - 10:43 am

After all this, the Governor of North Carolina snuck into Moogfests “VIP” party?

theOtherBarry April 24, 2014 - 11:31 am

I can’t believe the protestors didn’t think to set up roadblocks at every entrance to Asheville & search vehicles for smuggled Governors.

Murphy April 24, 2014 - 11:58 am

He’s scheduled to speak at the Grove Park Inn in a few minutes…

NC Airport Association Annual Conference…

indy April 24, 2014 - 12:02 pm

Can the other barry “reply” to the other barry?

theOtherBarry April 24, 2014 - 12:37 pm

Look at my name. I’m nothing if not self-referential.

indy April 24, 2014 - 12:43 pm

It would need to be the other, other barry

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