Most Decadent Destination Party: WHITE PARTY (Palm Springs)
Runner-up: Black and Blue Festival (Montreal)
People around the world fly to Palm Springs, Calif. to experience the legendary White Party celebration, which readers named top annual destination event (beating out Montreal's Black and Blue Festival, Miami's Aqua Girl, Vienna's Life Ball, and Palm Springs's own Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend). Jeffrey Sanker's decadent party and HIV fundraiser, which encompasses several pool blowouts, nighttime dances, and typically, a big headliner, is a highlight of the circuit season. Previous White Parties saw Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, and Ke$ha getting the crowd, estimated at anywhere between 20,000 to 30,000, jumpin'. This year's WP, from April 25-28, celebrates the 25th anniversary of the event; Sanker says to expect a White Party like none other. Excuse us while we hit the gym.
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