Get a Nightlife: Crystal-palooza

By Crystal McCahill

What would Crystal do if she had her own music festival? One word: Playmates.

Whether it’s a night out with the ladies, a Vegas vacay with the boy or mud wrestling with a group of strangers in the dark, sometimes a girl just needs to cut loose—and that’s exactly what I did at Lollapalooza last weekend. (I left the mud wrestling to the crazy festival-goers who were enjoying sloshing around more than the headliners.)

I knew headed into the weekend it was going to be tough. From Playboy Golf in Iowa during the week to Glamourcon in Chicago on Saturday and co-hosting the Playboy Yacht Party later that night, I mentally prepared myself to rally like no other for Lolla on Sunday. Luckily I had my girls Claire Sinclair, Sasha Bonilova and Summer Altice with me for the Yacht Party and DJ Chuckie at the turntables to keep us moving. It ended up being a pretty late night Saturday, but I powered through and took Lollapalooza by storm—literally.

After spending the early part of the day resting my feet from all the two-stepping in heels the night before, I got to Lolla just in time to see the only band worth seeing, the Foo Fighters. Never mind the mud and the rain and fact that I ended up throwing away all the clothes I wore that night. Dave Grohl made it all worth it with the band’s mud-slinging, water-sloshing set.

I loved when he paused long enough between songs that you could hear Deadmau5 playing a few hundred yards away, mentioning how great it was to be on stage playing real instruments instead of just pushing buttons.

The whole experience got me thinking about what it would be like if I had my own music fest complete with all my Playboy girls and favorite bands like Radiohead, the Black Keys, Sleigh Bells, Adele, Foster the People and Metric. It could be a whole new take on the Playboy Jazz Festival, except call it Crystal-palooza!

What do you think, guys? Would you go to Crystal-palooza? What bands and girls would you like to see at my music festival?



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