People Watch: Joe Biden Coming to Howard Theatre

by April 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm 2,150 1 Comment

From Matty Rhoades. Email him at matty[AT]

Featured photo: Sign in the window of the Claude Taylor Photography Galleries store, 1627 Connecticut Avenue NW.

You never know who you might run into when you live in this neighborhood. It’s just not that unusual to spot some well-known face from politics or the media in Borderstan. Remember when actor turned White House staffer Kal Penn was regularly spotted in the hood?

In addition, presidential, vice presidential and diplomatic motorcades roaring up local streets are not that unusual. (Our proximity to The White House helps.) In fact, it seemed as though former Vice President Cheney’s motorcade would speed through almost every other day along 16th Street NW.

"Borderstan""Borderstan Map" covers DC’s Dupont, Logan and U Street neighborhoods.

The Obamas have paid non-political visits to the neighborhood at least twice. The President and First Lady dined at Komi, and President Obama and daughters shopped at Kramerbooks on Small Business Saturday.

Now it’s the Vice President’s turn to visit us (but you’ll have to pay to see him). Yes, Joe Biden is coming to the area (for a political fundraiser, admittedly) next Tuesday, April 17 at the Howard Theatre.

Organizers tell Borderstan that two of Biden’s children, Ashley and Hunter Biden will accompany the Vice President. The event is billed as the Gen44 Reception with Joe Biden (Obama is the 44th president) young professionals event, “which means the contribution levels are relatively low.” Tickets start at $44 and the event is from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at the Howard Theatre, 620 T Street NW.

So even if you aren’t an Obama-Biden supporter or don’t want to pony up the bucks to a fundraiser, you just might catch a glimpse of Biden near the Howard Theatre next Tuesday. Yes indeed, these things do happen around here.

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