“I tried to start a conga line [on the plane]… but it didn’t really work,” Ellie Goulding grumbled coyly as she kicked off the drinking, dancing (and maybe a little debauchery) that was dubbed Bacardi Triangle last weekend.

The party couldn’t start early enough for the popular blonde British performer, who joined fans on a private party flight from London to Puerto Rico’s Palomino Island for the first ever multi-day music festival hosted by the Bacardi family brand.

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“I’ve done a lot of touring over the past couple of years, so it’s always good to break it up with cool stuff like this,” shared the high-energy singer, who was looking forward to enjoying her first experience in Puerto Rico as much as performing with event co-headliners Kendrick Lamar and Calvin Harris at the event’s culmination.

“Hopefully I remember how to sing, because I haven’t done a show for about a month.”

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Fun for Goulding, and Bacardi’s 1862 gratis guests, leading up to the big island performance included a costumed cocktail party at the Waldorf Astoria El Conquistador resort’s water park — it seems she opted for her stylist’s slutty costume over her own choice of Mr. Blobby — and enjoying almost ’round the clock DJ music at the properties many pools.

And, of course, there was no way anyone on that island was running out of rum.

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Goulding admitted she’d be seeking some out before her set:  “To be honest, I always have a drink before I perform.  I feel like, if I just have a drink, I just feel a little more pumped and excited.  I mean, I don’t get drunk — that would be a bad idea — but I’ll probably have a couple.”

And how does the gal who performs and parties hard like her pour?  Apparently, just the same.

“Straight up, on the rocks.  That’s me; I’m that kind of girl.”