WASHINGTON (AP) Sometime earlier this year, one of the most elite social events in Washington took place - without any fanfare or news coverage.
It drew about 1,800 attendees and Grammy-winning rock star Lenny Kravitz performed.
Yet there were no written invitations, and the date and location were carefully guarded secrets.
The annual charitable event is mischievously known as Spookstock.
While many Washington insiders, let alone the public, haven’t heard of it, the gala has become a centerpiece for the capital region’s tightknit intelligence and military special ops communities.
The event, now in its seventh year, has raised millions for the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
Previous headliners have included Peter Frampton, ZZ Top and the Steve Miller Band.