Mid-Atlantic Leather weekend isn’t the cocktail crowd

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In 1997, Patrick Grady was the director of catering for the Washington Plaza and was a little unprepared when Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend was held at his hotel.

“I ordered extra cordials thinking that [the attendees] would want fancy cocktails,” says Grady. “It didn’t take long to learn my mistake. It’s definitely a beer and vodka crowd.”

Grady recalls during the second year of hosting MAL that he walked up to one of the attendees in a very authentic looking police uniform and asked ‘the officer’ if there was anything he could do to help him.  “I was very naïve,” remarked Grady.

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