A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words - Party? What Party?

This contest is presented by Diane, in honor of her late husband John Kachmar, who did such a wonderful job  colorizing this photograph of their mutual friend David Hedison.

Story entries are due 25 Dec. 2018.
Entries have to refer to this picture, but not necessarily to David.

Colorization by John Kachmar

"Party? What party?"