Tuesday, April 19, 2016

OK! Magazine & The Hollywood Reporter with Billboard Magazine Kicks Off Coachella in Hollywood.

By Laura Medina

 Perez Hilton is back in Hollywood!

The night before the official kick-off of Coachella and the first weekend of Coachella, Hollywood celebrated in high gear, that they practically ignited it.

The first party to officially celebrate Coachella...on a Thursday night...still in Hollywood (right before everybody blew off to Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Cathedral City, and Rancho Mirage) was OK! Magazine Hollywood Rocks party, headlined by Jess Glynne.

This was also the first official return to Hollywood for Perez Hilton, after spending a few years in New York. You can always rely on an OK!/Star Magazine party to welcome you home. 


You can also on OK!/Star Magazine's sponsors to give you what you need...for your impending Coachella/Music Festival trip.

This was a fine time to debut their new Instagram-makeup collection with instant Instagram BB Contour Stick with three layers of contour, blush, and highlighter, all in one stick; BB cream, Filter Trio Powder, and Filter Bronzer to make you camera in a snap, like Coachella and this event.

Since we're celebrating a mega-music festival, it's only fitting that OK!/Star Magazine presents a quick Greatest Hits set by Jess Glynne, headlining a thirty minutes concert.

Her OK!/Star set represents the current British Invasion of British Soul...If you hear her current Top 40 hit, "Hold My Hand," you'll automatically recognize her.

Here's Jess performing her break-out hit, "Rather Be."

Within thirty minutes of her greatest hits, it was all over...but the night had just started...

The party continued at The District by An, the Coachella Kick-Off party by The Hollywood Reporter & Billboard.

Guests had the pleasure of a dinner with a show, well into 2:30am on a Friday morning, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coachella-kick-off-party-with-billboard-the-hollywood-reporter-upstairs-at-the-district-by-hannah-an-tickets-24573244235

Through-out the whole night or until the kitchen shut-down at 11pm, this scribe munched on plates and plates of Hannah's Famous Noodles for $12 a plate, think of it as upscale Ramen noodles colliding with Mac n' Cheese.

The four hours set,...yes, you heard this scribe right...kicked off with American Idol Jessica Sanchez.

Her Coachella Kick-Off performance gave her the spotlight that she deserved...

It took her time but she's now ready for the spotlight but Coachella performance didn't end with her...

There were singer-songwriters on the minute, every minute for three hours, wee into the early morning hours.

These singer-songwriters, behind Justin Bieber and Justin Timberlake, finally stepped out of their employer's shadows and into the spotlight.

Another reason The Hollywood Reporter & Billboard concert set was so long was the intermission was a retro burlesque/stripper show.

It wasn't just one set of burlesque but two sets of burlesque.  One in the middle then a second finale to finish off the concert...

For a dinner and a show, this isn't a bad way to ignite Coachella.  Soon after the concert/dinner party ended at 3am Friday morning, this scribe really did hit the road to Coachella.

Non-stop rocking but more on that later.

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