Absolut’s parking lot shindig was totally the party of the night

Absolut’s parking lot shindig was totally the party of the night

Callum Keith Rennie parties on the roof (Image: Fraser Abe) 

When someone says “party in the parking lot,” it doesn’t exactly inspire confidence. That’s why we were so pleasantly surprised to pull up to the thumping garage at York and Adelaide for the Absolut party last night. The minute we saw the stretch golf carts that ferried guests to the ninth-floor rooftop, we knew it was going to be a pretty good night. Live music by Scratch Scratch Scratch, Shaun Boothe and Shad, mostly of the hip-hop variety, got partiers in the right mood (especially one older gentleman who could do the running man like nobody’s business), though we also overheard complaints: “I feel like nothing kills the mood of a party faster than live music.”

As has been the case at most TIFF parties so far, celebs here were of the Canadian variety. Sarah Taylor of MuchMusic, Ashleigh Dempster from The Society, fashion designer Jessica Biffi, National Post celeb stalker Shinan Govani, model Stacey McKenzie and Battlestar Galactica alum Callum Keith Rennie (whom we had intently stared down earlier that night at the Bell Lightbox) all partied on the chilly rooftop. Josh Duhamel was rumoured to be en route (sans Fergie), but after waiting by the roped-off couches (or, as one guest referred to it, “the celebrity petting zoo”) for about 20 minutes, we determined a big movie star might have more pressing engagements than dancing in a parking lot.

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