Milad Ghasemi, a student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s medical school, said he has been in the United States for four years now. Though the New Year party was a couple of days late, he was having a good time, he told CQ Roll Call.
Huschmand, the organizer, had stipulated that the DJs in the outdoor dance area play only Persian and World dance music. They stuck to that, with the notable exceptions of Michael Jackson’s “Billy Jean” and, perhaps necessitated by the times, Baauer’s “Harlem Shake.”
“It’s cool,” Ghasemi said of the party. “I love it.”
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.