The 9:30 Club traded its usual crowd of 20- and 30-something hipsters for middle-aged women wearing pink pussyhats on Saturday night.
The official Women’s March on Washington after-party hosted by Funny or Die and Planned Parenthood featured a plethora of famous faces, including entertainers Sara Bareilles, Sam Harris of X Ambassadors, Ani DiFranco and Samantha Ronson, who played late into the night. Rapper Macklemore, who spoke but didn’t perform, was still dancing with his crew at 2 a.m. Comedian and “Saturday Night Live” vet Casey Wilson, originally from Alexandria, brought the funny by reading Yelp reviews of President Trump’s businesses.
The crowd spent most of the night trying to identify each of the seemingly endless lineup of performers who took to the stage (“Is that Janice Ian from ‘Mean Girls’?”).
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), who’d been party-hopping post-march, kicked off the event, explaining his dedication to Planned Parenthood’s cause (100 percent of the event’s ticket proceeds went to the women’s sexual health organization).
“I have grandchildren, and I’m fighting for them,” he said. Ever the comedian, Franken added that he can relate to women more than they might expect. “I’m half a B!” he joked.
Trump resentment was a common theme throughout the night.
“Sexual assault used to be how you knew you were pretty,” joked Beverly Ginsberg, who makes up half of the comedic duo Ronna and Beverly. A poster hung onstage with “turd!” written on it, with a drawing of “No. 2″ sporting the face and hair of the new president.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) also took to the stage, calling on the crowd to “stay faithful,” despite, according to Booker, Trump having “bullied and demeaned his way into the White House.”
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards expressed her pride in the Women’s March turnout. “I have never been prouder to march than I was today,” she said. “Today was the beginning of the resistance.”
Another common sentiment echoed throughout the night — besides women’s rights? “The drive back is going to suck tomorrow.”