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'Illinois' & playmates @ the Playboy party, SXSW - March 15, 2007
I wouldn't have normally passed up the opportunity to see The Gossip and Voxtrot back-to-back (Thursday, March 15, 2007 - Kork showcase @ Emo's, SXSW), but majority rules, and in this case the majority of the group I was with at dinner that night couldn't get in to the show - so instead we found ourselves at the annual Playboy party. It was held at a TV studio-turned-party-space that was full of free food, free alcohol, free cigarettes, Playboy memorabilia, media, rock fans, and socialites. The music-loving mayor of Austin was even there.
Of course four Playboy playmates were walking around, hosting, introducting bands, and posing for pictures. They were dressed in semi-revealing bunny suits.
Ironically, Beth Ditto of the Gossip was back at Emo's showing even more skin.
OK, I exxagerated the "naked" part - Beth Ditto @ SXSW - March 15, 2007 (CRED)
You go girl. More below...
Here is the lineup of the Playboy party:
Ghostland ObservatoryHere is a picture of Monsters are Waiting...
Monsters are Waiting
Jennifer Walcott (Miss August 2001)
Pilar Lastra (Miss August 2004)
Courtney Culkin (Miss April 2005)
Qiana Chase (Miss July 2005)
This guy from Fuel was interviewing people....
Drunk girls were enjoying Illinois...
Playmates get down to Stars Align...
And here's a picture of Voxtrot who went on after the Gossip back at Emo's....
Perez Hiltion was at the Playboy party too...
See the Gossip on tour....
The Gossip - 2007 Tour Dates
Apr 4 - Wonder Ballroom Portland, Oregon
Apr 6 - Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, California
Apr 7 - Troubadour Los Angeles, California
Apr 12 - Abbey Chicago, Illinois
Apr 14 - Knitting Factory New York, New York
* video - Jarvis Cocker & Beth Ditto (Gossip) @ NME awards
* The True Colors Tour - Cyndi Lauper, The Gossip, Erasure...
* Voxtrot | 2007 Tour Dates, Ramesh, etc..
* Playboy says Mercury Lounge & Cake Shop are two of America's 10 best rock clubs