Adrian Grenier was supposed to be the guest of honor.
Performing with his band the Honey Brothers, he was the bold-faced name used to draw folks to the W Hotel's rooftop on the Fourth of July.
But the fireworks won out. While the "Entourage" star played drums and sang inside, partygoers staked out prime spots to watch the annual fireworks show on the W's roof. And they got a bonus: a better musical act. The band the Killers were playing a USO show at the White House and easily could be heard from the W.
Later on, frontman Brandon Flowers was spotted in the W's "living room."
Oh, and another distraction?
The Salahis showed up to the party as well. The "Real Housewives of D.C." stars didn't crash (they bought tickets like everybody else), but Michaele Salahi donned red and took plenty of pictures posing with the party's guests.