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Don't take it personally party equal parts BBQ, bluegrass, bad news

Host of the evening Bruce Anderson of Abacus Data and i2 Ideas and Issues Advertising. There weren't any speeches, and everyone was dressed in their denim and button-up best. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Kate Purchase, Rick Anderson, and Perry Tsergas. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP Stella Ambler. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Shaw's Jim Patrick, with his share of the deep-fried comfort food on offer last Tuesday evening. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Vicki Heyman, wife of U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman, Cheri Elliot, Summa Strategies' Tracey Hubley, and Minister of State for Social Development Candice Bergen. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Patrick and Jane Kennedy. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

CTV's Stephanie Evers, Global's Laura Stone, U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman, and CTV's Don Martin. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

CBC's Neil Macdonald. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The band, featuring Curtis Chaffey, played bluegrass throughout the night. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Summa's Shay Purdy, Robin MacLachlan, and NDP MP Nathan Cullen. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Summa's Shay Purdy, Robin MacLachlan, and NDP MP Nathan Cullen. Lobbyist Richard Mahoney, Conservative MP James Rajotte, and Canadian Press' Jennifer Ditchburn.

Conservative MP Larry Miller. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Abacus Data's David Coletto, and Margaret and Jim Armour. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal staffers Alex Howell, Elanore Catencero, and Kelly Murdoch. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright