Swimming with Sharks in the Nude

With the various 4th of July festivities going off in Los Angeles this year, I made a last-minute decision to hit up MFG & Rockwell’s Swimming with Sharks party at the roof bar above the Downtown Standard. These boys throw sweet events here all summer long, so I knew what to expect: cool kids, great music, flowing booze, and — more importantly — free entry (for early arrivals). This edition, aptly titled Swimming in the Nude, was sponsored by Nudie Jeans Co., which meant bathing suit giveaways … perhaps given to those that took the event title literally. And the party did not disappoint.

What I thought was going to be a few hours of hanging out until my short attention span kicked in ended up being a full eight hours of enjoyable rooftop antics. Blame it on the free jello shots, watergun battles, and Michael Jackson tribute sessions on the dance floor, but there was never a lull in entertainment. I also saw some good looks that I luckily snapped photos of, as my memory began to fail me around hour five …

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