What should I expect from attending a political fundraiser?

I’m a young adult in the tech sector, and as new to politics as I am to bourgeois respectability.  As I’m planning to max out to the GOP statewide slate later this summer, I’m considering attending a fundraiser or three, but I was wondering what to expect?

What are some common mistakes or faux-pas that novices make, and what are some dos and don’ts?

Is the dress code generally sportcoat and tie, or can I get some use out of my crocs this season?

Do they generally require a ton of mingling and participation, or can I sit back and watch speeches while stuffing my gullet with hors d’oevres?

What are the big annual events here in Massachusetts?

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