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A Saturday Night Live DJ and breakfast tacos fuel the wild after-party of a $2.6 million Symphony ball

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2521 Christie McCartney, from left, David Wuthrich, Joella Mach, Mark Hanson and Tara Wuthrich at the Houston Symphony Centennial Ball after party May 2014
Christie McCartney, from left, David Wuthrich, Joella Mach, Mark Hanson and Tara Wuthrich. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
2209 Jason and Lindley Arnoldy, from left, and Divya and Chris Brown at the Houston Symphony Centennial Ball after party May 2014
Jason and Lindley Arnoldy, left, with Divya and Chris Brown. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
2420 Jeff Allen and Nikki Lumkin at the Houston Symphony Centennial Ball after party May 2014
Jeff Allen and Nikki Lumkin. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
2344 D.J. Kalkutta at the Houston Symphony Centennial Ball after party May 2014
D.J. Kalkutta. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
2038 Bob Hogan and Carrie Colbert at the Houston Symphony Centennial Ball after party May 2014
Bob Hogan and Carrie Colbert. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
2790 Maryam Afshari, left, and Sheena Garner at the Houston Symphony Centennial Ball after party May 2014
Maryam Afshari, left, and Sheena Garner. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Fady Armanious and Vivian Wise at the Houston Symphony Centennial Ball after party May 2014
Fady Armanious and Vivian Wise. Photo by © Wilson Parish
2373 Viviana and David Denechaud at the Houston Symphony Centennial Ball after party May 2014
Viviana and David Denechaud. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
2136 Samantha Kennedy, left, and Audrey Cochran at the Houston Symphony Centennial Ball after party May 2014
Samantha Kennedy, left, and Audrey Cochran. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
2072 Mead Turner and Cheryl Blount at the Houston Symphony Centennial Ball after party May 2014
Mead Turner and Cheryl Blount. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
1094 Ting and John Bresnahan at the Houston Symphony Centennial Ball after party May 2014
Ting and John Bresnahan. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
2017 Caroline Starry LeBlanc and Jared LeBlanc at the Houston Symphony Centennial Ball after party May 2014
Caroline Starry LeBlanc and Jared LeBlanc. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
2061 Haley Huckin, from left, Jessica Johnston, Marisol Urrutia and Laila Sorurbakhsh at the Houston Symphony Centennial Ball after party May 2014
Haley Huckin, from left, Jessica Johnston, Marisol Urrutia and Laila Sorurbakhsh. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
2156 Katie Flaherty, left, and Kendra Helms at the Houston Symphony Centennial Ball after party May 2014
Katie Flaherty, left, and Kendra Helms. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
2094 The venue Jones Hall at the Houston Symphony Centennial Ball after party May 2014
Jones Hall lights up for the Centennial Ball celebration. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
2521 Christie McCartney, from left, David Wuthrich, Joella Mach, Mark Hanson and Tara Wuthrich at the Houston Symphony Centennial Ball after party May 2014
2209 Jason and Lindley Arnoldy, from left, and Divya and Chris Brown at the Houston Symphony Centennial Ball after party May 2014
2420 Jeff Allen and Nikki Lumkin at the Houston Symphony Centennial Ball after party May 2014
2344 D.J. Kalkutta at the Houston Symphony Centennial Ball after party May 2014
2038 Bob Hogan and Carrie Colbert at the Houston Symphony Centennial Ball after party May 2014
2790 Maryam Afshari, left, and Sheena Garner at the Houston Symphony Centennial Ball after party May 2014
Fady Armanious and Vivian Wise at the Houston Symphony Centennial Ball after party May 2014
2373 Viviana and David Denechaud at the Houston Symphony Centennial Ball after party May 2014
2136 Samantha Kennedy, left, and Audrey Cochran at the Houston Symphony Centennial Ball after party May 2014
2072 Mead Turner and Cheryl Blount at the Houston Symphony Centennial Ball after party May 2014
1094 Ting and John Bresnahan at the Houston Symphony Centennial Ball after party May 2014
2017 Caroline Starry LeBlanc and Jared LeBlanc at the Houston Symphony Centennial Ball after party May 2014
2061 Haley Huckin, from left, Jessica Johnston, Marisol Urrutia and Laila Sorurbakhsh at the Houston Symphony Centennial Ball after party May 2014
2156 Katie Flaherty, left, and Kendra Helms at the Houston Symphony Centennial Ball after party May 2014
2094 The venue Jones Hall at the Houston Symphony Centennial Ball after party May 2014

As the Richard Brown Orchestra packed up its instruments and Jackson and Co. began clearing the tables at the Houston Symphony Centennial Ball, another even livelier party was taking shape across the lobbies of Jones Hall — the After Party.

New York's DJ Kalkutta of Saturday Night Live fame revved up the musical energy while a 50-foot high light show played out across the travertine walls of Jones Hall. The 600 guests who had attended the white-tie gala earlier in the evening were invited to party with the younger set that poured in for the late-night bash. Spirits ran high as word spread that the gala had raised $2.6 million.

Kudos to After Party chairs Divya and Chris Brown for leading the merry throng of 130 additional guests into the wee morning hours. While ball guests were still licking their lips over the yummy Jackson Hicks dinner, the late-night crowd feasted on breakfast tacos, honey butter biscuits and beef sliders.

Among those partying long and hard, some staying as late as 2 a.m., were Lindley and Jason Arnoldy, Carrie Colbert and Bob Hogan, Viviana and David Denechaud, Cheryl Blount and Mead Turner, Caroline Starry LeBlanc and Jared LeBlanc, Nikki Lumpkin and Jeff Allen along with Centennial Ball chairs Joella and Steve Mach and symphony CEO and executive director Mark Hanson and wife Christina.

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