This year, the Friday night pre-event was hosted at the British Embassy. Todd and I were trying to find it earlier in the day and passed under it several times since the road the embassy was on was not visible from the bike path that we were using (Rock Creek). When we rolled up, there was a pretty big line to get in past the guards.
People from all over were dressed to the nines for this! The Embassy promoted everything British, including Crabbies Ginger Beer and a few other alcoholic beverages!
There was a quick folding contest for those who wanted to volunteer. Not many people were eager to do it, so went ahead and stepped up to do it, as did my friend Melissa from last year's BUSC. Melissa ended up winning the contest (I blame the booze) and won herself a Brooks saddle! Here's a someone else's picture of me trying my best...
After the folding contest, Marty from The Brompton Diaries (who has much better coverage than me here) introduced herself to me and we had a nice chat about the state of Brompton blogging.
We had to cut out a little early unfortunately, but I don't think we missed much after we left.