Getting In To The XX(X?) Pool Party At Le Bain

by Chiara Atik · August 11, 2010

The xx celebrated their Central Park Summerstage concert this part Saturday with an afterparty at everyone's favorite pleasure palace, The Standard Hotel. Past the hoi polloi at The Biergarten, around the corner to the back entrance, and straight up to Le Bain, where everyone stripped off their clothes and inhibitions.  So how does one get in to one of these shindigs, anyway?-

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Le Bain is notoriously one of the hardest doors in town. If you're not on the list, you're not in,  and the list at most parties can be broken down into:

A) Models, and therefore ridiculously attractive

B) Dating Andre Balazs or someone equally important, and therefore ridiculously attractive and/or famous and/or rich

C) Are ridiculously talented in art, music, or fashion, and therefore moderately to not at all attractive, but it doesn't matter.

E) PR girls, usually fairly attractive, and if not, influential enough to get in.

D) Members of the press, often not at all attractive, and therefore cowering in the corner with their drinks.

Don't fit any of those categories? Don't be discouraged! There's still the oft-overlooked

E) People who got in through some crazy random loophole, sheer determination, and google.

Case in point:

This girl was getting ready to board her flight from Lollapalooza to LaGuardia, when he noticed two "very hipster looking boys" sitting across from him. After seeing an "x" sticker on their phone, doing a Wikipedia search (and creepily taking their picture?), she "chatted them up".

The guys were friendly, and mentioned a party at The Standard after their concert that evening, but didn't extend an invite. So, our determined hero googled, found the location, RSVP list, and "got herself in".

Like we said, determination and google will get you far in life.

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So how wild was the xx afterparty? Does it deserve to have an honorary third "x" bestowed upon it?

Unfortunately there was more of this:

Than this:

But we don't think our party crasher minded...

For one glorious moment we thought this was Joshua Jackson. Or Emile Hirsch.

An x!

[All photos via Nicky Digital]