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For those with a film, a friend with a film, or just a smile and a plane ticket, there’s tons of fun to be had in Park City that has nothing to do with independent cinema.
It’s Hollywood, and the entertainment marketing industry’s field trip to the snow – the opening days of the Sundance Film Festival 2014.
Also read: Sundance Film Festival by the Numbers: Why Fox Searchlight Makes the Best Bets (Infographic) While there’s no immediate “oh-wow” party that has emerged at this point, as compared to the U2 or 50 Cent affairs of years past, a few known quantities are trying on the host role for the first time, freshening up the social scene.
Having already circulated his famed “Sundance List” to his choice of the top 200 media and publicists, producer Christopher Ryan had 800 unread emails requesting access to the secured info just last week.
Live music in intimate private parties has been largely missing the past two years since the heyday of Drake and Florence and the Machine at the Bing Bar, One Republic playing the basement of the House of Hype, and even the Scott Weiland no-show show where Matt Sorum had to sing “Patience” years ago.
It’s familiar ground for SBE, as they’ve had Hyde in the Downstairs space the past couple of years.Now it’s a satellite of the Sayer’s Club, with Capital Cities performing Friday and Jason Scoppa’s Sayers Sessions with Chris Holmes on Saturday.“Even this week, people are scrambling to put together parties,” Ryan said.“It’s all coming together too late.” He got his booking done early, with the TV production company behind Discovery’s “Flip Men” sponsoring the “Power and Industry List” itself.Also read: Sundance: Bryan Singer, Tracy Chapman, Leonard Maltin, ‘Prometheus’ Writer Join Juries Here are my picks for the top places to swag, sip, and socialize your way through Park City in four categories: Nightlife/Parties, Swag, Free Eats, and Cast Party Clubhouses.Updates to come here and in real time on the pop-up instagram/twitter feeds, @Sundance Parties.