11/17/2009 AT 11:00 AM ET
Though her fiancé was close by, Melissa Rycroft wanted nothing to do with him while partying at Lavo in Las Vegas. That’s because the reality star was at her bachelorette party, while Tye Strickland celebrated with a bachelor bash of his own at Tao. “I don’t even want to know what he’s doing over there,” Rycroft told us, as she danced and took shots with pals during her long night out. Turns out, Strickland started his night at the musical Phantom of the Opera, then headed to Tao, where he hung out with seven pals and sipped beer and vodka at his VIP table.