The Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., is expected to be far less star-studded than in 2008, when a rock-star-like President Obama first accepted his party’s nomination.

There will be fewer parties celebrating Obama’s nomination and a smaller number of celebrities to watch him accept his party’s blessing, according to an early events list compiled by The Hill.

Compared to the Democratic convention four years ago, this year’s gathering has a noticeably toned-down list of events and a much smaller A-list presence than Denver.
That could change.

Some organizations might be waiting to announce their festivities at a date closer to the convention. Celebrities, for their part, are notoriously fickle, and Hollywood stars could decide to jet to Charlotte at the last minute. The convention committee has yet to release its official schedule too.

But, when contacted by The Hill, several organizations that have held events in the past either didn’t respond or are putting on less-grand gatherings than four years ago.

Vanity Fair, which co-hosted the must-attend party of 2008, is not holding an event this year, a spokesman for the magazine said.

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