Now we’re really sad that Kevin Roose, who crashed Blackstone’s lavish Met soiree, didn’t sneak into DE Shaw’s holiday party – because apparently it was way better.
CNBC heard from someone who went to both shindigs that the DE Shaw bash had a better crowd.
Ie. They were younger. And hotter.
Also, Blackstoners were self-concious and didn’t mingle. Shawsters, on the other hand, mingled and even flirted.
And that’s about it as far as a description of what went down at the New York Public Library.
Firstly, let’s be honest – accounts about both parties remind us that 2010’s Christmas parties just simply don’t hold a candle to the parties of yesteryear – when the bonuses flowed, no-one was watching, and it was cool to be a banker.
Secondly, until we get the type of detailed analysis on Shaw’s party that we got on Blackstone, like
- Whether this so-called flirting was more than just smiling-while-talking
- Whether Shaw had a multi-tiered cake emblazoned with the message, “accountability” in the middle of a party where the champagne was flowing and an entire museum had been rented out (a la Blackstone)
- Whether there were any lol-worthy remarks about religious headwear
… Our vote for best party continues to go to Mr. Shwarzman.