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Playboy After Dark: Rockin’ The Rabbit At SXSW 2009

Lyndsey Parker
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I didn't spotHef or any Girls Next Door, and the proceedings took place inside an old guttedSafeway supermarket on the I-35 highway instead of the Playboy Mansion. But there were Playmates inold-school satin bunny ears at Playboy's10th annual South By Southwest "Rock The Rabbit" party last night, alongwith live music by alt-hop MC Kenan Bell, Scottish disco-popster Calvin Harris,underground electronic guru Bassnectar, and "secret" headliner Jane's Addiction.

(Motley Crue were rumored to be thespecial Rock The Rabbit guests, but the crowd seemed pretty happy when PerryFarrell and Dave Navarro, not Vince Neil and Mick Mars, hit the stage at 1:30am.)

And hey, for any party people who didn't appreciate the live entertainment, there wasplenty of, um, reading material lying around. I admit I skimmed themusic-themed "Rock The Rabbit" Playboy issue while I was at the party, but in my case I reallyWAS reading Playboy for the articles.

And of course, I was there for the music, not theBunnies...but my understandably smiling male friend and I still got our pre-Jane's photo opp:

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