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Hoosier Hospitality: Celebrity-Studded Parties Wrap Up In Indy
Published February 6, 2012
party in penthouse of Conrad Hotel
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER: DirecTV’s Sixth Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl was held at Indy’s Victory Field with SNOOP DOGG, Neil Patrick Harris, model KATE UPON, Erin Andrews, DAVID ARQUETTE, DJ PAULY D, Maria Menounos, JOE MONTANA, DEION SANDERS, DESMOND HOWARD, MATTHEW STAFFORD, Cam Newton, WARREN MOON, TERRELL OWENS and EDDIE GEORGE participating in the event. There was a “huge backstage swag lounge where they could fill their shopping bags with freebies like luggage, jewelry, hair products and even designer cupcakes” (BOSTON HERALD, 2/5). The Celebrity Beach Bowl was “transformed into a club-like atmosphere” for the evening’s DirecTV Super Saturday Night Party hosted by Mavericks Owner MARK CUBAN’s HDNet and Colts QB PEYTON MANNING. ESPN.com’s Lane & Carter wrote KATY PERRY “put on the best performance of the entire weekend” at what was “the party of the weekend hands down” (ESPN.com, 2/5). Perry "dedicated a song" to Tebow, who “her religious parents reportedly want to fix her up with” (N.Y. POST, 2/6).... The Rolling Stone & Bacardi Bash “locked down four great musical acts that didn’t disappoint: Cobra Starship, LUPE FIASCO, Gym Class Heroes and LMFAO.” The party had “cotton candy, mousse desserts and cookies.” ESPN.com's Lane & Carter wrote the event was “solid and cemented Rolling Stone and Bacardi as ... serious party contenders at Super Bowl weekend” (ESPN.com, 2/5). Guests at the party “walked through a pseudo airplane and past ‘stewardesses’ to get inside, where they partied under lots of chandeliers -- one made of old guitars” (INDYSTAR.com, 2/4)....The House of Hennessy party “was a cognac drinker’s dream.” The event was put on by the makers of Hennessy and they “served signature cocktails all night long” (ESPN.com, 2/5).....The Bud Light Concert at the Bud Light Hotel "couldn’t pull in the celebrity names" that appeared at Thursday’s Madden Bowl or Friday’s Playboy party at the same venue. But the Bud Light party “had an everyman type of feel,” as “casual was in, and the tent adjacent to the Hampton Inn saw far more attendees than it had either of the previous two nights” (INDYSTAR.com, 2/4).
FROM THE OWNER'S BOX: Giants Chair & Exec VP STEVE TISCH “brought a huge group of friends" to Playboy’s Super Bowl party. A source said, “Steve sat at a table in the corner surrounded by security detail that rivaled the president’s” (N.Y. POST, 2/6)….Patriots Owners the KRAFT family on Saturday night “hosted a party for about 200 friends at Indy’s Conrad Hotel.” Guests included Raytheon Chair & CEO WILLIAM SWANSON, Intercontinental Real Estate Group Chair & CEO PETER PALANDJIAN, former Patriots players TEDY BRUSCHI, ADAM VINATIERI and TY LAW and comedian DENNIS MILLER. STEVEN TYLER and his fiancée, ERIN BRADY, as well as RUSH LIMBAUGH, watched the game yesterday with the Krafts in their suite (BOSTON GLOBE, 2/6).