The purpose of the banquet was to establish relationship with foreign clients, who came to the firm to attend a 1 month training program. Summer interns, including me, were just lucky to take advantage of the event.
Odyssey is a flat ship that cruises along the Potomac river. It departs at 8PM and returns to the port at 11PM. On the deck of the ship one could enjoy the night of Washington DC. The food was ok, but the scenary was amazing. Washington Monument, Lincoln memorial hall, Thomas Jefferson memorial hall, Raegan airport, War College, etc.
There was dancing on the boat. Surprisingly most asian clients, those from Japan, Korea and Mainland China, really enjoyed dancing and refused to leave the boat when the ship returns. The Koreans had no problem emptying the bar. The tour ended at 12 PM, an hour later than expected.
The internship so far has been much more fun than I expected. Although a no-intern-only-vacation summer vacation would be much better. Alas, I guess the only chance I could ever have another summer vacation is to pursue an academic career......