More than 100 people checked in to the soiree via Foursquare, which did not go unnoticed by co-host Nick McGlynn.
And the phrase tea party still referred to, you know, an afternoon soiree, where they served, you know, tea.
One attendee, an attractive woman in her 20s, passionately defended the soiree as a way for certain people to connect with Occupy.
"an evening party," 1793, from French soirée, from soir "evening," from Old French soir "evening, night" (10c.), from Latin sero (adv.) "late, at a late hour," from serum "late hour," neuter of serus "late," from PIE *se-ro-, suffixed form of root *se- (2) "long, late" (cf. Sanskrit sayam "in the evening," Lithuanian sietuva "deep place in a river," Old English sið "after," German seit "since," Gothic seiþus "late," Middle Irish sith, Middle Breton hir "long").