The Embassy of the Czech Republic, in collaboration with Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, concluded the Mutual Inspirations Festival with a '70s-themed Peace Out Party on October 31. Over 200 guests came to the event sporting bellbottoms, funky hairstyles, and paisley dresses, grooving to tunes provided by DJ Tom from Prague. During the event, Ambassador Gandalovič remembered Lou Reed, music legend and member of the Velvet Underground. His music not only changed music history, but also inspired the Plastic People of the Universe (PPU), a rock band imprisoned by the communist regime in the 1970s. The imprisonment of the PPU thereby inspired Václav Havel to make a stand against the regime with Charter 77, a human rights manifesto. Music served as a catalyst, art as an inspiration, and hope turned into possibility. Freedom never tasted so sweet when the Velvet Revolution finally arrived in November 1989.