- Published on Thursday, April 15 2010
- Written by Mikey Glazer
Admit it, Coachella is barely about the music. Let's go to the parties.
Mikey Glazer here to tell you where the L.A. party scene will be hydrating this weekend, the lists you're not (yet) on, and which events you'll be reading about in the weeklies next week.
The Music Lounge at IndieOasis
When: 12P "" 6 PM, Fri- Sunday
How Far From the Concert? 5 Minutes by Car
Location: Private Mansion. It's a secret.
Special Entertainment: DJs A-Trak, VV Brown, Felix Cartel, LA Riots, and other people you can see here before and after they play at Coachella.
Eats and Drinks: CafÃƒ© Bustelo, UV Vodka
Perks: Pool. Get out of the concert. Get out of the heat. Jump in and cool off. Drink CafÃƒ© Bustelo for healthy sources of energy.
Look Cool to your friends/officemates by saying you partied with: Macy Gray, Junior Sanchez
944 Magazine and Armani Exchange Neon Carnival
When: 11pm "" 3AM, Saturday Night
How Far From the Concert? 10 minute drive. Although the fight for cabs at 3AM when the party breaks up in a desolate parking lot is when the distance issue actually comes in to play.
Location: A Private airplane hangar in Thermal, CA -- good thing this is only a night party. I can't imagine that a place called "Thermal" is pleasant during daylight hours.
Special Entertainment: Rides, Games, A|X's Neon Sunglasses, L.A. scenester DJ's Devin Lucien, Jesse Marco, and DJ Politik. Sadly, DJ AM was a fixture at this party for several years. As always, he will be missed.
Eats and Drinks: This party (formerly hosted by T-Mobile) has a reputation for being the true oasis to get you watered and fed "" Brita Filter ForGood will re-hydrate the parched, Chipotle burritos and Fatburger hamburgers are "what's for dinner", Coffee, sodas, soft drinks, games, rides, , and all the Jose Curevo and Ciroc you can drink will keep 500 of L.A.'s best partying like Diddy until late night.
Look Cool to your friends/officemates by saying you partied with: Katy Perry, Vangessa Hudgens, Brittany Snow, Jason Reitman, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Brent Bolthouse, 944 Magazine,and Mikey Glazer
Music Loves Fashion & House of Hype
When: Pool Parties 10AM "" 7 PM, Ballroom Nightclub Style Events 10PM "" 6 AM, Friday- Sunday
Location: Riviera Hotel, Palm Springs
How Far From the Concert? Professor Google tells me it's the first sign of desert life you hit on the way out from LA. That makes it a car service or "designated driver" distance from the fields. There's a reason these guys have 2 helicopters on-call to shuttle in talent.
Special Entertainment: Over 50 DJs, everyone from Joel Madden, DJ Cobra, and Clinton Sparks to a satellite club of NYC's 1OAK on Saturday night.
Free Eats and Drinks: Wrigley's 5Gum, Belvedere Vodka, the essential courses of a nutritious hangover breakfast. Sponsored by AT&T, youre likely to find a place to charge your Bold.
Look Cool to your friends/officemates by saying you partied with: You never know who is going to show up. At Sundance, Bill Gates was standing on furniture fist pumping during a John Legend performance.
RSVPs from: Lots of girls - maybe some Knowles sisters, new couple Avril Lavigne and Brody Jenner, Zoe Kravitz, the skin and freckle carbon footprint formerly known as Lindsay Lohan, the Hills kids, maybe Alessandra Ambrosio, and probably Stacy Keibler
98.7 FM's Coachella Gifting Suite
When: 12 "" 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday
How Far From the Concert? A sober drive. This is why artists and VIPs choose places like this. Golf shots, not Goldschlager shots.
Location: Hyatt Grand Champions Resort, Indian Wells.
Special Entertainment: Free stuff * Junk Food Clothing, like vintage inspired rock tees, etc. (* only for Coachella Performers and Music VIPs). Note to idiots: A gifting suite is probably not the one to try to get your car-ful of buddies in to. Unless your idiot buddies are "Muse".
Eats and Drinks: Drinks, snacks, and ...(did you see above?) FREE STUFF. It's a luxury resort so count on the one clean, air conditioned bathroom of the weekend.
Look Cool to your friends/officemates by saying you partied with: MGMT, Vampire Weekend
Location: Merv Griffin Estates, 5 Minutes WALK from the fields (Winner: 2010 Proximity Award!)
Eats and Drinks: Wahoos Fish Tacos, Ty Ku cocktails (kinda vodka, kinda Sake, kinda the only thing you used to be able to buy inside Coachella VIP)
Perks: L.A. club, Guys and Dolls, puts up a satellite Lounge, G by Guess Style Lounge, and most importantly, a Blackberry Charging Station, and free rides from Nissan.
Fellow Party Goers Who Have RSVPd: Rumer Willis, David Cook, Ian Somerhalder, Aaron Paul, and more
You know, the alligators.
Rumor has it is also walking distance from the polo fields. No further details leaked out.
Photo credit: @CelebSightings
Mikey Glazer is always on the list. He's been covering events since his kindergarten's Valentine's Day cookie party, graduating to the Hollywood party circuit. He has contributed from behind the velvet rope for E! Entertainment Radio, US Weekly, and created the popular live celebrity sightings twitter, @CelebSightings.