Hair O’ the Dog 2016

Guests wearing the hottest fashions danced all night to benefit Penn State's THON.

The 22nd Hair O’ the Dog (HOD) took place Saturday night at the Crystal Tea Room in Center City. Nearly 2,000 people attended the event where a portion of the proceeds will benefit THON, Penn State’s Dance Marathon, and the largest student run philanthropy in the world which benefits pediatric cancer.

Rob Molinaro and Dan Cronin started the first party with a few friends in the weeks following New Year’s Eve; the event has since grown into a must-attend event and attracts guests from all walks of life. In the past decade Buffy Harakidas has joined the team as director of marketing for Chorus Communications and creative director for HOD. She envisioned a jungle-themed party complete with zebras, camels and tigers dotting the venue, as well as stilt walkers, break dancers and a girl on roller skates mixing with the crowd.

At the height of the party a storm of confetti fell over the dance floor, showering the nonstop dancers as drummers joined the headlining band of the evening, Go Go Gadjet, on stage. This year the event drew a very fashionable crowd, where women wore the hottest designs including the popular cutout dress and midriff top. A light buffet was served, as well as a top-shelf open bar. Bottle service areas were located throughout the venue with white lounges and lit cube tables. There were also several photo booths, and the event’s title sponsor, SugarHouse had a “wheel of fortune” for guests to win prizes.

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HughE Dillon covers parties, events and more for Philadelphia magazine’s The Scene. You can follow him on Twitter at @iPhillyChitChat and visit his daily online social diary