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NAME: Girls Girls Girls
LOCATION: Paris, France
RECENT HEADLINERS: Mykki Blanco, Sampha, Lil Silva, Ikonika, Kelela, Nightwave, Moxie, Nina Las Vegas, Jubilee
UPCOMING HEADLINERS: Jackmaster and Spencer of Numbers
VIBE: Bad bitches HQ, or if you took your girly sleepover to the club
VENUE: Perennial cool-kids hangout, Social Club
WHEN IT HAPPENS: Every other month, with semi-regular parties in London and Berlin too
UNFORGETTABLE MOMENT: Brooke Candy wanting to kill a "gypsy bitch" chick who had slapped her on stage.
WHATS THE DEAL THO:
When I was in Paris this past September, not one person bought me a drink. My hair smelled like cigarettes and I searched for vegetables for an entire week. I can't wait to go back. It's true what they say—there's just something "better" in the air. French people look better than I do when they are sloppy drunk at Social Club, and they are all Brodinski-level beautiful. (Note: our cabs passed each other as we left Social Club and he blew me a kiss. This can be confirmed by a witness.)
Girls Girls Girls is a collective of Parsian tastemakers and hotties: DJs Betty, ChChChen, and Piu Piu. The trio wrangles up the hottest girl power and girl-approved talent from around the world.
The party is filled with, naturally, girls being girls (and any boys who can handle it). Be ready to clap along embarrassingly to songs, end the night with Drake sing-alongs, and worship Kelela. "We're always hungry for novelty so hopefully our crowd is too," they told me.
Dance under the light-up lanterns at crowd favorite, Paris Social Club in Montemartre. The party, approaching its second birthday, is beginning to branch out by doing one-offs in Casa Negra and XOYO in London. Despite the nose-in-the-air aura of the French, the hosts insist the vibe of Girls Girls Girls is "light and fresh." The two-room venue is guilt-free, so guzzle some stiffly priced drinks until you're down to voulez-vous coucher avec moi. A loyal fanbase of partiers trust their taste to curate parties, mixing DJs with live acts not often seen in Parisian nightclubs. From Blood Orange to FKA Twigs, the girls are bringing the front pages of the blogs to the dancefloor.
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