WL Insider: The Evening Before

and Spotify host the likes of and at Chaplin the Friday before WHCD.

By Alison McLaughlin

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24:  (L-R) Eric Podwall, JC Chasez, Bryan Singer, Sophie Turner, Candice Crawford, and Tony Romo attend "The Evening Before"- a pre-White House Correspondents' Dinner party hosted by Eric Podwall and Spotify at Chaplin's Restaurant on April 24, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images for Eric Podwall)

Eric Podwall, JC Chasez, , , , and Tony Romo attend “The Evening Before”- a pre-White House Correspondents’ Dinner party hosted by Eric Podwall and Spotify at Chaplin’s Restaurant (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images for Eric Podwall)

Talent manager Eric Podwall teamed up with Spotify to kick-off White House Correspondents’ Dinner weekend with an intimate cocktail party held at Chaplin Restaurant’s Opium Bar and private dinning room. Many celebrities were in attendance, including Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo with his wife Candice Crawford-Romo; musician and former member of *NSYNC JC Chasez; Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner; War Horse actor ; X-Men director Bryan Singer; and X-Men: Apocalypse actor .  This being Washington, many current or former White House aides also made an appearance, including Director of the White House Visitors Office , former White House Director of Speech-writing Jon Favreau and Obama’s former “Body Man” . Guests enjoyed Beau Joie Champagne and cocktails crafted by mixologist , while dining on a Japanese-inspired tasting menu. Of course, Spotify curated a one-of-a-kind soundtrack, with guests contributing their favorite songs to the playlist throughout the evening.

Candice Crawford-Romo, JC Chasez and Tony Romo  (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images for Eric Podwall)

Candice Crawford-Romo, JC Chasez and Tony Romo (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images for Eric Podwall)

Actors Jeremy Irvine and Sophie Turner   (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images for Eric Podwall)

Actors Jeremy Irvine and Sophie Turner (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images for Eric Podwall)

Reggie Love, Ellie Schafer and Eric Podwall  (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images for Eric Podwall)

Reggie Love, Ellie Schafer and Eric Podwall (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images for Eric Podwall)

Guests select music for a Spotify playlist at "The Evening Before"  (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images for Eric Podwall)

Guests select music for a Spotify playlist at “The Evening Before” (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images for Eric Podwall)

HRC President Chad Griffin and Eric Podwall  (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images for Eric Podwall)

HRC President Chad Griffin and Eric Podwall (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images for Eric Podwall)

"The Evening Before"- a pre-White House Correspondents' Dinner party (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images for Eric Podwall)

“The Evening Before”- a pre-White House Correspondents’ Dinner party (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images for Eric Podwall)

Eric Podwall, Adam Killa, Bryan Singer, Emil Michael and Julie Herrin (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images for Eric Podwall)

Eric Podwall, Adam Killa, Bryan Singer, Emil Michael and Julie Herrin (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images for Eric Podwall)

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