"The Party" provides an introduction to many of the characters in Vice City.
The mission can be accesed after completing An Old Friend, and the start location is Ken Rosenberg's office in Washington Beach. The mission begins with a cutscene, which involves Ken Rosenberg and Tommy Vercetti discussing what they are going to do, following a failed cocaine trade in Vice Port, which resulted in three people dying. Ken Rosenberg is obviously shook up, refusing to leave his office for fear of retaliation from The Forellis, and in particular Sonny Forelli. Ken Rosenberg sends Tommy Vercetti to a party being hosted by the retired Colonel Cotrez. Ken Rosenberg instructs Tommy to go to Rafael’s, a clothing store in Ocean Beach, saying that "I like 1978 too, but you know, this isn't gonna be a beer and strippers do.”
The player then gets control of Tommy Vercetti outside of Ken Rosenberg's office, and the player must make their way to Rafael’s. Tommy walks into Rafael’s and walks out in a suit, and a biker pulls up on the other side of the street. Grab the bike. The rider will follow but you'll soon lose him.
After getting to the port area of Washington Beach, the player must then enter the blue area, in order to begin the next cutscene, which is of the party. The cutscene begins with Tommy Vercetti and Colonel Cortez talking about the ambushed cocaine deal, and Cortez reveals he has started his own investigation into what happened. However, Cortez excuses himself to see to his guests, but asks his daughter Mercedes Cortez to show Tommy round.
Mercedes wants to skip the party, so asks Tommy to drive her to the Pole Position, a strip club (also in Washington Beach). Grab a car and drop her off at the club.
- Soiree Suit available at The Ocean View Hotel