Normal people — believe it or not, they’re involved in the White House Correspondents’ mayhem too! They’re represented in Style today, thanks to our colleagues Katherine Boyle and Jahi Chikwendiu, who chased down reporters, flacks and wonks to see what they were wearing to the dinner and how they got invited.
Then there are all the outsiders looking in. Dan Zak hangs with the groupies and autograph seekers on all the sidewalks outside all the parties. “This weekend is on our calendar, circled, for the entire year,” says one. Then they watched as all the cool kids — Rashida Jones, Rosario Dawson, Sean Penn, Jon Hamm — brushed past them on the way to drinks at the Passenger bar late Friday night.
Full coverage: 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner