While the Grammys may look like one big party to us, for celebrities the real revelry starts after the last award winner rushes the stage to thank God and their mother. This weekend is no exception. As country crooners and pop princesses alike wrap up their pre-show juice cleanses in preparation for Sunday's award show, their Blackberrys are presumably blowing up with pre- and post-fete invitations.
So what's up first on the party circuit? According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paul McCartney will be honored by Tony Bennett, the Foo Fighters and Neil Young at the MusiCares Person of the Year Gala Friday evening. Although we doubt this soiree will be a total rager, it's for a good cause -- the event benefits musicians in need.
Fortunately, Friday's tame evening should allow music's A-listers to rest up for Jay-Z's Roc Nation brunch in West Hollywood Saturday, when the likes of Katy Perry, Ryan Seacrest, Rihanna, Rashida Jones and Ludacris will be sipping on mimosas and tapping their toes to a soundtrack by DJ Samantha Ronson.
After the late brunch, partygoers can head to the Roots' jam session at the House of Blues on Sunset Boulevard -- we expect that Jimmy Fallon's late-night band will be pumped for their Best Traditional R&B Performance nomination.
From what we can tell, the hottest Grammy after-party will take place at one of the steamiest pads on the block -- the Playboy mansion. The "Fame at the Mansion" party, hosted by Diddy, includes a fashion show that may best the ensembles of guests, who've been warned that the black-tie dress code will be strictly enforced.
So which party will go down in Grammy history? We'll just have to wait until the photos come rolling in Monday morning.
Click over to The Hollywood Reporter for the full party schedule.