Local Media Stars Coming to Clarendon for ‘Junkies’ Sundress Party

by ARLnow.com August 10, 2012 at 11:45 am 7,862 80 Comments

The Sports Junkies will be hosting their 5th annual Sundress Party at Clarendon Ballroom (3185 Wilson Blvd) tonight, and a number of local TV and radio personalities are expected to attend.

Doors at the Ballroom open at 5:00 p.m. and the event, which is free and open to the public, kicks off at 7:00 p.m. Ladies are encouraged to “get dressed in summer’s finest” and enter for chances to win prizes like gift cards to Victoria’s Secret, Nordstrom’s, Coach, and MAC cosmetics.

In addition to the Junkies themselves — Cakes, E.B., Lurch and J.P. — a number of local media personalities are expected to attend, including Angie Goff and Eun Yang from NBC 4; Bri Carter, Britt McHenry (pictured, with E.B.) and Jummy Olabanji from ABC 7; and Tommy McFly and Kelli Collis from Fresh 94.7 FM.

There will be a cover to enter the Ballroom after 10:00 p.m. Last year the Sundress Party was held at the Georgetown Waterfront.

The Junkies are on the air weekdays from 5:00 to 10:00 a.m. on WJFK 106.7 FM “The Fan.”

Photo courtesy CBS Radio

  • Need a Bigger Shark

    I love that EB looks like a drunken sot, stuff spilled all over him. Idiot.

  • Tabby_TwoTone

    That’s not a sundress and it’s not flattering.

    • BrittsH00ters

      We beg to differ – we find the dress INCREDIBLY flattering. The very definition of Yamaha twin 250s.

      • YTK

        Yes indeeedie.

    • SomeGuy

      That dress is so unflattering that it belongs on the floor. I’ll ponder some ideal floor space for it…

  • WeiQiang

    The woman in the strapless number is a broadcast journalist? Seriously?

    • JohnB2

      Britt is a sports reporter (and former athlete).

      • WeiQiang

        Ahh. Thx. That photo is not flattering.

        • malaka

          Sadly this is what has become of The Fourth Estate

      • YTK

        Great muscles

  • Mike

    Wow, even for the Clarendon Ballroom this sounds douchetastic.

    • Razbo Oscar

      EB is quite the douche so the event location is appropriate.

      That show would be much better if they dropped EB.

    • JamesE

      Most certainly the douche capital of Arlington, although A-Town might soon have it beat.

  • Ralph T.

    Who are these people?!

    • not your bro

      yeah really.

      *whoosh* as this goes over my head.

      Does anyone watch local tv any more?

  • For what it’s worth: officially, the event name was changed in 2011 to the “Summer Dress Party.” We’re continuing to refer to it as a sundress party because that seems to be most in keeping with the theme of the event.

    • NIMBY The Chicken

      Sundress Sillies was the original name a few years back

    • 1RLI

      Yeah, that’s not something you’d want to include in the actual article or anything. FWIW.

  • Ahlingtonian

    Can i get paid not to go?

  • G Clifford Prout (now moderated for extra purity)

    I think I just spit up a little.

  • novasteve

    Can I take it the people partaking in events like this are also the people who are concerned over Olympian’s hair styles or who wears what to awards ceremonies?


  • WikiTi

    This type of stuff used to go on at Blackie’s House of Beef and some other place down that way that I forget the name of. How long have these guys been around anyway ? I’m old, but they seem like fossilized.

    • observer


  • omg

  • novasteve

    How many BMWs will be parked out front to show off how high status they are?

    • JamesE

      You really hate BMW’s!

    • Dr_Klahn

      Probably all automatics too no doubt…

    • YTK

      Dang I hope the ART bus can get around them.

  • ARLrez

    There is no other word than Douchetastic to describe this thing.

  • Hank

    I never thought Clarendon Ballroom could out-white itself, but it has found a way.

    • novasteve

      What is that supposed to mean?

      • CrystalMikey

        It means there’s no diversity in that place.

        • SomeGuy

          Please define “diversity.”

          • Hank

            Well, I could be wrong, but I believe diversity is an old, old wooden ship that was used during the Civil War era. – Ron Burgundy

  • Dr_Klahn

    Text the word “suitcase” to 22201 for a chance to pre-game with Trev in the Bang Brah VIP Tent.

  • Bob

    I think that dude is lactating.

    • Breassesses

      or has been hugging Britt

    • nom de guerre

      Maybe motor boating and drooling.

  • YaYa S.H.

    ARLNOW has to be deleting all of the positive comments… There is no way that all of you dislike the Junkies and that nobody has come to Britt’s defense… She’s HOT!

    • Aaron

      Let me guess, you’re also the wasted guy in the Tech sweatshirt who doesn’t understand why the whole bar hasn’t joined you in singing Hail to the Redskins, aren’t you?

      • YaYa S.H.

        UMD sweatshirt… Is there something wrong with UMD and the Redskins?

        You must be the guy sitting at home… alone… with your kcid in your hand. You’re constantly refreshing your browser, waiting for the next commenter that you don’t agree with so you can respond with a judgmental post that makes you feel better about being a loser.

        • BrantleyV

          someone’s projecting!

          • that’s what she said


  • Would you rather

    I’m totally there… If the only other option were to have someone duct tape a set of headphones to my ears playing an endless loop of Elliot cackling in my ears on full blast for 3 hours.

  • Give it a Rest

    Jesus, every ARLNOW commenator is the same. This sums up the majority of comments on this and pretty much every other comment section:


    • YaYa S.H.


    • JamesE

      ^^^ internet tough guy

    • Costanza

      Yeah, well the Jerk Store called, and they’re runnin’ out of YOU!

  • What do you expect?

    I always find interesting the comments that comment on others’ comments and the attempts to generalize about other commenters with their own personal filters and stilted assessments.

    ArlNow nominally reports news. Unless someone is going to correct a given report, there really isn’t much that anyone SHOULD say. But, it wouldn’t be useful or interesting for everyone reading to reply, “I read and understand the content of the above article.” What you get here on the intertubes are many different people reacting to different stories in a way they feel appropriate … or, if they have different filters and boundaries, inappropriate.

    Some will amplify. Some will criticize. Some will agree and/or disagree. Some will “oh, that reminds me of this story.” Some will use every story to relate their opinion on a particular off-topic issue. Some want attention. Some get frustrated at attention-seekers. Some try to be funny. Some fail to be funny. Some care about the well-being of their community and those living or working in it. Some are mostly interested in themselves.

    To me: It’s. All. Good. It’s a news blog with comments. Take what you like and leave the rest.

    … and I appreciate your comment.

    • RandL

      And some just over think things…

      • What do you expect?

        gives me something to do while people whine about whining

        • dll

          I think the comments are VIBRANT.

    • Glebe Roader

      You won’t get many comments because you actually make sense. Thanks.

    • observer

      Thank you for sharing your own stilted assessment through your personal filter.

      • dll


      • what do you expect?

        see, you get me

  • Lee-n-Glebe

    I guess it’s popular to hate the junkies. I’ve been listening to them since evening time on 99.1 in the mid-late 90’s. Maybe it’s because I’m exactly their age, but I still find them very entertaining.

    Although football season is tough. I like sports talk radio, but listening to updates on every Redskin hangnail, sneeze, and sideways glance is a bit much.

    Certainly better than listening to Elliot braying like a donkey.

    • JamesE

      I like the junkies, I just hate the ballroom.

      • Lee-n-Glebe

        I can’t really disagree with that.

    • Jack Tors

      Why would anyone sit around listening to them sit around and talk about their lives? Is YOUR life that lame?

  • JackFan

    The Junkies are the absolute worst. Such loser poseurs. The only people that like them are gone-to-pot, middle-aged dudes who like to think they’ve still ‘got it’.

    • Clarendon

      Who listens to radio any more ? I feel like a dinosaur listening to my mp3 podcasts and music when everyone else has some streaming service like MOG.

      • Boy Scout Troop Leader

        Congratulations! You’ve earned your Tech Geek Warrior badge!

  • Arlington Cat

    In other radio news, the hosts over at WMAL still think Sarah Palin is one smart lady.

    • Nobel Nominating Committee

      In other news, Barack Obama is thought to have actually done something to have been awarded a Nobel Peace Prize.

  • Guy who got out of radio

    It was either leave or become one of these douches. I left. Now excuse me while I go have sex with my smoking hot wife.

    • Smokinghotwife.com

      Sorry, your credit card has expired. No more nookie until you renew.

  • Andy

    What’s with the guy trying to put his tongue in E.B.’s ear?

  • Clarendon

    I walked my dog by there this evening, got a whiff of brofume and got a little dizzy. Fortunately, recovered and ran into a bunch of nice people down the street a way.

  • Jerry

    britt is hot. eb looks like he is about 55 years old. congrats.

  • Clinton

    EB, nice grey shirt. you look like a lamea$$ geometry teacher.

  • Jack Tors

    Sports Junkies – four guys sitting around like a bunch of cackling hens getting their hair gone at the salon. No true sports fan listens to this.

  • karzai

    Anyway, just down the block from this blessed sundress event, I am pleased to report that construction has actually begun on the USAA/Zom “Waverly” building. Earthmoving equipment is on site, some earth has been moved already, and we’re off and running, it seems.

    Maybe Britt McHenry will move in when it’s finished.

  • Jeremy

    Shocking that there are so many negative comments. It’s so unlike the posters here…

    I went by the party at about 9 after realizing the rain wasn’t going to happen and it was actually going to be a nice night. Huge line inside to get up to the roof, but made it, and had a great time. At least 70-30 guy to girl ratio, but that’s to be expected. Very big crowd, very good looking girls. I’m in my early 30’s, so I won’t be back to the Ballroom any time soon, but this was a pretty fun night.

    • YTK

      70-30. The guys were 70 yrs old and the girls wuz 30 ys old.

  • Arlington Person

    I read and understand the content of the above article.

  • Bon Air

    I’ve always wondered who britt mchenry was as I heard someone arguing over her merits compared to lindsay czarniak. Apparently she is a hot blonde involved in sportscasting, and looks exactly like I imagined.


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