One of the hottest parties during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was Saturday night at the 2nd Annual Neon Carnival in Indio, California. This year’s party, hosted by Armani Exchange and 944 Magazine, was a private event attracting a wide variety of celebs and Hollywood hipsters looking to rock out and party till the sun came up.
The carnival was setup in a secluded airport 30 minutes outside the festival. While there was a long line of trendy fashion and music mavens waiting to see if their name was on the list to get into the excusive party – many celebs pulled up in their limos and were escorted straight through the front door. All they had to give was a quick interview and a few photo ops – and they were off to the party.
Everything at the carnival was free from carousel and bumper car rides to the games and alcohol. Rihanna, Leonardo DiCaprio, Vanessa Hudgins, Paris Hilton, Penn Badgly and Usher were among the many stars that cruised by the party after spending the day at the festival.
We brought our fabulous interactive photo booth to the carnival to let attendees snap photos with their friends and print it out – not on your typical Polaroid – but on a phone case! Hundreds of people jumped in line to have their pictures taken and put on a case for their smartphone.
The party continued into the early morning hours with a wild line up of DJs and an ever-growing list of Hollywood’s biggest celebs. This year’s party will be tough to beat, but we are already looking forward to next years event!