Rapper Lil Jon performs at the Pandora GRAMMY after party, brought to you by T-Mobile, on February 8, 2015 in Hollywood, Calif. (Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Pandora Media Inc.)
On Sunday night (Feb. 8) after the 2015 GRAMMYs closed out with yet another Kanye West crash, the parties around town kicked up the spirit in celebration of music’s biggest award night.
Over at Create Nightclub in Hollywood, Pandora threw an insane party complete with multiple levels to dance on that surrounded special guest, rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and international DJ Lil Jon – who delivered a catchy DJ set that all in attendance loved.
The second annual Pandora After Party, brought by T-Mobile, also treated guests to passed hors d’oeuvres and a hosted bar.
Attendees included a group of music taste influencers that used the platform to elevate artists on the rise who may have even taken awards that night – like Sam Smith who came out of nowhere and won 4 GRAMMYs. Artists like Smith are more accessible than ever with the thumbs up or down that pushes them onto stations to reach audiences.
To give back to their listeners Pandora not only celebrated the winners but the people who put them there. Meeting each other in a sort of mixer environment, these music tastemakers shared their reactions to the night’s big winners and performances.
Those in attendance gushed over the electric performances of Hozier and the classy throwback of Lady Gaga duetting with Tony Bennet. They swapped stories of the night’s fashions hit and misses while lounging on the cozy outdoor patio’s couches.
Inside, however, was a complete RAGER! With various levels to dance the night away, guests filled the place up. Host and performer Lil’ Jon was definitely keeping the showmanship high with not only a set that went hard but also immersed everyone. There were confetti canons and amped up fog machines that exploded on the crowds during crowd-pleasers like “Uptown Funk,” a mash up off “I Like Big Butts/Anaconda” and of course his hit “Turn Down for What.”
The best part was when Lil Jon played and performed “SHOTS” and had what seemed like an endless stream of real shots passed around the house throughout the entirety of the track.
And when Lil Jon gives you shots, you take them.
Pandora put on one heck of a party and it was definitely a blast. It’s really cool to see companies honor their users in really cool ways to celebrate the participatory form of entertainment they collaborate on with their audience.