Photos: Katy Perry, David Guetta, Robyn, Roger Faxon Rock EMI's Carnival-Themed Grammy After Party
Photos: Katy Perry, David Guetta, Robyn, Roger Faxon Rock EMI's Carnival-Themed Grammy After Party

Guest attend the circus-themed EMI Grammy afterparty at The Capitol Tower in L.A. on Febr 12 (Photo by Mark Sullivan/Getty Images)

Back in the day, record labels used to go all-out for their Grammy parties, and EMI's circus-themed event, held in the parking lot of the Capitol Tower, was a throwback in best possible way. There was a ferris wheel, cotton candy, food trucks and multiple Patron-sponsored bars on site.

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One Capitol staffer, VP of publicity Heidi Anne-Noel, highly recommended the hot chocolate but said she lost "miserably" at the ring toss while attempting to win a stuffed frog.

Roger Faxon, Chairman and CEO of EMI Group with Katy Perry
who performed a new song "Part of Me" during the Grammys.
(Getty Images)

Artists enjoying the festivities included Coldplay, Katy Perry, Lady Antebellum, David Guetta and wife Cathy, Grammy winner Corrine Bailey Rae, Eric Church, the Decemberists, A Fine Frenzy, Robyn, Slash, Afrojack, Beach Boy Mike Love, Don Was and Paris Hilton, among others.

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Jared Leto came by later in the evening, and Perry hit the dancefloor with about ten friends when the party began to quiet down. The newly single singer looked stunning in a white above-the-knee dress and seemed to be having a great time throughout the evening.

Robyn (left), Lainie Copicotto (right), CEO/Founder of Aurelia Entertainment with video director Max Vitali. (Photo: Katie Morse)

EMI execs spotted under the big top included Roger Faxon, (no. 24 on Billboard recent "Power 100" list), Colin Finkelstein, Mike Dungan (no. 85) Greg Thompson, Brian Monaco, Leo Corbett, Dan McCarroll, Dominic Pandiscia, Dennis Reese and Steve Hodges, along with Clear Channel's Bob Pittman (no. 23) and Tom Poleman (no. 42) Red Light's Mark DiDia and Ed Green, Sirius' Steve Leeds and Ross Zapin,
producer Ron Fair, United Talent Agency's Milana Rabkin, Guetta's tour manager Alan Green, Aurelia Entertainment's Lainie Copicotto and many others. A splendid evening was had by all!

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EMI's Brian Monaco (left), EVP, Sales & Strategic Marketing for EMI Music Publishing; and Leo Corbett, COO of EMI. (Mark Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood. The band won a Grammy for Best Country Album for their third album 'Own The Night." (Mark Sullivan/Getty Images)

David Guetta (R), with wife Cathy, performed with Deadmau5, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and
the Foo Fighters during the Grammys EDM tribute that received mix reviews.

(Mark Sullivan/Getty Images)

Dan McCarroll, President, Capitol & Virgin Labels Group (Mark Sullivan/Getty Images)

Singer Corinne Bailey Rae, who won her second Grammy for Best R&B Performance for her cover of Bob Marley's "Is This Love" from her Parlophone/Capitol Records EP 'The Love'. (Mark Sullivan/Getty Images)

Didn't Have to Say Cheese: Musician Ali Sudol of A Fine Frenzy (L) and guest on the
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(Mark Sullivan/Getty Images)

Colin Finkelstein, COO, EMI Music North America. (Mark Sullivan/Getty Images)

Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of the Norweigan songwriting and production team Stargate. (Mark Sullivan/Getty Images)

Musician Mitch Winehouse and his wife Janice Winehouse. (Mark Sullivan/Getty Images)

Country singer Eric Church (right) with wife Katherine. (Mark Sullivan/Getty Images)

The Decemberists who were nominated for best Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song. (Mark Sullivan/Getty Images)