Last Thursday (October 21) SPIN and Ray-Ban threw an exclusive party at the landmark DCTV Firehouse in downtown New York City.
The party, celebrating Ray-Ban's Rare Prints collection, opened and closed with a DJ set from Animal Collectives Geologist and included a performance from New Jersey up-and-comers, Titus Andronicus. Los Angeles' Local Natives wrapped up the night with captivating performance of songs from their SPIN-approved debut album Gorilla Manor.
Guests enjoyed mike's Hard Punch and AriZona iced tea drinks, and took turns in the on-site Ray-Ban Rare Finds photo booths, posing in the brand's iconic Wayfarer sunglasses featuring the latest Rare Prints styles.
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