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Like it or not Lollapalooza is here, with pre-lollapalooza events starting tonight(8/1) hello Jessie Ware at the W!! We’ve got the scoop on places to be scene, stars to spot, have fun and make THE scene. Lollapalooza weekend is the time to cash in those I OWE YOU vouchers you’ve kept in your back pocket. The best people to know, besides SociaLifeChicago of course will be door people, personally know the establishment GM(as in you guys have been in communication within the past 2 weeks not since last yr) and the people that work for the brands. If you come to #Beautypalooza on Saturday we can give you the scoop on what hop parties to make the scene Saturday night.
So what are the hottest parties you ask? We will loop you in for Friday and Sunday but if you really want to know the place to be scene and how to get in, follow us on twitter @socialife_chi or on instagram/SOCIALIFECHICAGO where we will be giving details during #beautypalooza.
Our picks for spots to be scene for lollapalooza parties and after-parties? PUBLIC Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Hebru Brantley’s Penny Candy Pop-Up Shop, Studio Paris and Underground(Friday & Saturday), Nellcote
With stars like Dita Von Teese, Camilla Belle, Kellan Lutz Eve and more set to descend upon the Hard Rock Hotel this will be lolla hot hot spot.
PRE LOLLA PARTY:
Thursday: New Amsterdam Shave Lounge/FILTER Magazine Kickoff party at Logan Square auditorium 9PM-2AM Smith & Westerns live performance 21+
Hard Rock Hotel
IT’S SO MIAMI LOUNGE: The VIP & Artist retreat presented by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. DJ MR. BEST will be among those on the lineup for the weekend.
#ASOSRocks VIP After Party-Invitation ONLY
This YOU MUST get thee to. ASOS is a new sponsor but this after party series is always packed and fun. A lot of exciting ASOS experiences and chance to win $6,000 shopping spree. There will be exclusive live performance and surprise guest appearances. VH1 will be on hand to capture the moments for their Top 20 Video Countdown program.
Friday’s performance include Emeli Sande and DJ set by Mike Nouveau(we saw his play a few parties during Art Basel) and Penguin Prison.
Sunday’s lineup includes Angel Haze, MS MR and others
If you didn’t get tickets to Better Than Backstage but still want to kick the day off, head to Hard Rock Hotel’s lobby for the Lobby Takeover. There will be giveaways ASOS cart of ice-cream and shaved ice to cool down and more. Steve Aoki to appear Friday August 2.
The Gilt City Better Than Backstage which we covered last year HERE is back and if you didn’t get tickets welp, we can’t help you there. For those that did get tickets, this is the perfect start to Lolla day 2 even if you’re not going to see the bands. Food, drinks, a good mixed crowd all high atop the city at EnV Penthouse with MS MR playing a live set this gets the SociaLifeChicago SCENE seal!
Last year this was our fun hideaway. The atmosphere was fun but chill, Chris Baio of Vampire Kicked things off and DJ Madrid closed out a fun night. Last year you were admitted with Hennessy branded dog tags.
This year’s lineup is equally if not better and Moet Hennessy is
HEBRU BRANTLEY POP-UP
One of our favorite next gen artists Hebru Brantley is having a pop up shop in the south loop. If you attended his recent birthday party with QTIp Djing you know he throws one heck of a party. His musical lineup so far includes Chance the Rapper and King Louie with surprise guests we’re sure.
One of our favorite DJ’s DJ Irie will be spinning Friday. Get there early and if not get a group of friends and get a table. NOTE: the line will be on RIDICULOUS mode. From our most recent experience at the door, if you are NOT getting bottle service and the line is insane, don’t bother. Honestly.
DJ Megan Taylor DJ’s brunch on Saturday. BAIO of Vampire Weekend DJ’s on Sunday.
Since this will be a booze filled weekend for most, we recommend downloading the LYFT app and using it. Find us at #beautypalooza for some awesome lyft ride credit.
For those not interested in Lollapalooza, we suggest this would be a good time to head up to Rosemont. Go mid afternoon, spend some time at Rivers Casino(come for the games stay for the food), play your cards right you win some money and then go shopping at the new Fashion Outlets. Lose money and then go window shopping.
Of note and good luck getting in: Rolling Stone day party at Studio Paris. Should be a blast!
We will update as we receive additional information
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