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Page 2's Super Bowl party roundup

Originally Published: February 2, 2011
By Laura Lane | Special to Page 2

Cee Lo Green Getty ImagesCee Lo Green is in high demand on this year's Super Bowl party circuit.

The Super Bowl is heading to North Texas and the party scene is looking like a rodeo on steroids. While we imagine the Metroplex nightlife is filled with cowgirls and mechanical bulls, with the flood of Pittsburgh and Green Bay fans, along with the party forces flying in from New York and Los Angeles to throw the bashes, we expect there to be a few less cowboy hats than usual. But don't worry, we'll have ours on and we'll be keeping you filled in on the wild parties in Texas.

Here's a look at how this year's Super Bowl party scene is shaping up:

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Getty ImagesNASCAR fan Kid Rock will narrate and appear in the opening teases of the ESPN telecasts.

THURSDAY

EA Sports Madden Bowl XVII

Location: The Glass Cactus, Dallas

The scene: Players will get bloodthirsty with current NFL athletes competing against one another to test their digital football skills in the new Madden NFL 11: Online Team Play. But afterward the party really gets started. Guest list includes Chad Ochocino, Vernon Davis, Larry Fitzgerald and the Grammy-nominated Cee-Lo. Someone say "Forget Youuuuu."


Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam Concert

Location: The Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie

The scene: Pepsi tapped Kid Rock to open the concert and if his recent concert in Detroit was any indication, it will be off the hook. Following Kid Rock is a little-known British rock group named Duran Duran.


Bud Light Hotel Super Bowl Kickoff

Location: The Aloft Dallas Downtown

The scene: The Bud Light Hotel is taking over the Aloft Hotel and turning the parking lot into a concert venue. Thursday features The Fray and Lifehouse. Remember them?


Grey Goose Lounge

Location: Grey Goose Lounge, Dallas

The scene: Terrell Owens hosts Thursday night's Grey Goose vodka private event. The party starts at 9 p.m. and doesn't end until 4 a.m. No word on if reality show camera crews will be on hand.


FRIDAY

ESPN The Magazine's "Next"

Location: Private ranch, Fort Worth

The scene: The ESPN party is one of the most athlete- and celebrity-filled bashes of Super Bowl weekend. This year Kid Rock is performing while Rev Run controls the turntables. Snoop Dogg, Nelly and a handful of the other celebrities will be working the red carpet.


GQ Super Bowl Party

Location: Hickory Street Annex, Dallas

The scene: Hosted by Andy Roddick with a special performance by Cee-Lo, the GQ party will be one of the classier soirees of the weekend. This one celebrates the "Coolest Athletes Of All Time" issue.


Audi Forum Party

Location: Rachofsky House, Dallas

The scene: Last we checked in, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore were confirmed to attend. VIP guests will get picked up in sleek Audi cars. Not a bad way to show up to a party in style.


Leather & Laces No. 1

Location: Hotel ZaZa, Dallas

The scene: The Leather & Laces party is always a hit with the guys with lingerie-clad females roaming the venue. This year, the party-throwers decided to hold two bashes. Friday night's is hosted by Nicole Scherzinger and Kevin Dillon. Kevin who? Johnny Drama. Oh, that guy!


The Playboy Party

Location: The Aloft Dallas Downtown

The scene: This is another one of Bud Light's music bashes with Snoop Dogg, Warren G and Flo Rida providing the tunes while playmates and scantily dressed non-playmates hit the dance floor. Tony Romo, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and Ryan Howard are among the guests.


Official Black Eyed Peas Friday Night B4

Location: The Tower Building, Fair Park

The scene: Fergie and the gang will be performing along with hit-maker David Guetta. They're hoping you'll get the party started.


Terrell Owens & Friends Super Bowl Welcome to Dallas Party

Location: Skye Bar, Dallas

The scene: T.O.'s website says it best: "Remeber [sic] his birthday bashes at the Gaylord when he was a member of the Cowboys? Or his multiple big events from last year's NBA All-Star Game party scene? As TO would say, 'get your popcorn ready.'"


SATURDAY

DirectTV Celebrity Beach Bowl

Location: Victory Park, Dallas

The scene: Even though this is a daytime event, we decided to include it for many reasons. The first, there's always booze and music. The second, where else can you watch Marisa Miller, Hayden Panettiere and Nicole Scherzinger get tackled by Chace Crawford, Kellan Lutz and Jerry Ferrara (better known as Turtle)? Eli Manning and Colt McCoy coach the celebrities in the no-holds-barred flag football game. It's a good time for all.


Bud Light Concert

Location: The Aloft Dallas Downtown

The scene: We hope the tent is still up in the parking light by the third night of Bud Light's concert series. If it is, Nelly, Ke$ha and Pitbull are set to perform.


Maxim Magazine's Big Game Celebration

Location: Centennial Hall, Fair Park, Dallas

The scene: This month's cover girl, Olivia Munn, will host the annual Maxim bash. We don't know much more about this year's party but we can imagine music, drinks and revelry.


Diddy Super Bowl Party

Location: Fairgrounds Complex, Dallas

The scene: Diddy's annual party will feature a performance by Diddy. We assume they'll have Ciroc Vodka. We hope they won't show the commercials.


Leather & Laces No. 2

Location: Hotel ZaZa, Dallas

The scene: What kind of Leather & Laces party would it be without one of the "Girls Next Door" ladies on hand? Two of the three original women, Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt, host the party's second soiree.


The Best Party In Texas

Location: Embassy Suites Outdoor World, Dallas

The scene: Carmen Electra teams up with E!'s Giuliana and Bill Rancic for this charity gala. Mike Ditka and former Cowboys Jay Novacek and Bill Bates will also help raise money for a handful of charities.


Don Julio Super Bowl Party

Location: The Lot, Dallas

The scene: Funny guys Ashton Kutcher and Adam Sandler are set to attend this "large, very VIP party" according to the party throwers. There's also a surprise musical performance, but we wouldn't want to ruin the surprise. We also don't know who it is.


NFL Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam CMT Crossroads Live

Location: Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie

The scene: Faith Hill and The Pretenders are performing. It won't be wild but it will be good.


Grey Goose Lounge

Location: Grey Goose Lounge, Dallas

The scene: Jeremy Piven is running the scene at the Grey Goose lounge. Guests are forbidden from bringing sushi to the party.


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Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesKeri Hilson will be at Vibe's party on game day.

SUNDAY

Bud Light Texas-Sized Tailgate

Location: The Aloft Dallas Downtown

The scene: The fourth and final night of the concert party series ends with a country-themed lineup that the Dallas natives will appreciate, including Dierks Bentley and Jack Ingram.


Super Bowl Players Gala

Location: Zouk Dallas

The scene: Chris Brown and Keri Hilson are performing at the Super Bowl game-day party thrown by Vibe magazine.


Super Beamers Party No. 1

Location: Escapade, Dallas

The scene: Super Beamers is hosting two parties on game day. This one is hosted by two of rap's biggest stars, Drake and Lil' Wayne.


Super Beamers Party No. 2

Location: Beamers Club, Dallas

The scene: The second Beamers bash is hosted by Nelly, Ludacris and Jermaine Dupri. Enjoy the game!


Grey Goose Lounge

Location: Grey Goose Lounge, Dallas

The scene: Many NFL players refuse to go to the Super Bowl unless they're playing. But that won't stop them from throwing a game-day party. Adrian Peterson hosts a nighttime bash at the lounge.

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