It was the '60s at Omaha's Slowdown nightclub Friday night as philanthropist Susie Buffett celebrated her upcoming 60th birthday with classic bands and 250 of her closest friends.
Guests included former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and “Elvis'' — actually, Buffett's father, Warren Buffett, who sang “Happy Birthday” as the late king of rock 'n' roll.
Clinton looked “rested and happy'' with a short hairdo, one partygoer said. She mingled with guests but apparently did not hit the dance floor.
Susie Buffett said Clinton was briefly on stage to wish her a happy birthday, but said nothing about her political plans in 2016. “She was not talking about that,'' she said.
Her father hosted the party and she sent out the invitations. The guests included some of her kindergarten classmates. Her brother Howard Buffett attended, but brother Peter Buffett could not make it.
The club was decorated with balloons, flowers and paper lanterns.
The performers included the Buckinghams and the Grass Roots, popular bands from the 1960s; Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere & the Raiders; a Marvelettes tribute group; and the Firm, a local band.
“They all sounded fantastic,'' Susie Buffett said Saturday.
Slowdown was closed for the private party, which lasted to the usual 2 a.m. closing time.
“There were lots of cupcakes, but no birthday cake,'' she said.
Buffett turns 60 on Tuesday.
World-Herald columnist Michael Kelly contributed to this report.