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TV at the Meridian Ball? Social Washington improvises for Nats postseason game

Guests at the Meridian Ball sneak away from the main event to watch the Nationals in Game 5 on Friday night (Amy Argetsinger/The Washington Post)

At another party that night, the elite Meridian Ball, organizers were gratified to lose only five of 250 expected guests from a pre-ball dinner and to draw a record crowd of 850 to the glittering affair. Of course, they scrambled earlier in the day to put the word out: There will be a TV! Not the most elegant touch, perhaps — but utterly necessary.

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