Thousands of screaming fans in bathing suits and bikinis were on hand for Infected Mushroom’s set at the Funjoya Festival last week in Eilat, including American actress Tara Reid, the live-in girlfriend of electronic trance musician Erez Eisen.

Eisen, one-half of the Infected Mushroom duo, lives in Los Angeles, which is where he met Reid.

“We met through my manager and his best friend at a movie preview,” Reid told a “Good Evening With Guy Pines” reporter backstage during the recent festival.

“And no, it wasn’t a set-up,” they both insisted.

It was Reid’s fourth trip to Israel, according to celebrity follower Guy Pines. Reid started out in TV shows such as “Saved by the Bell: The New Class” and “Scrubs” and is known for her leading and supporting roles in films such as “American Pie” (1999).

Infected Mushroom in front of their adoring fans (photo credit: Chen Leopold/Flash 90)

Infected Mushroom in front of their adoring fans (photo credit: Chen Leopold/Flash 90)

Eisen, who started Infected Mushroom in 1996 with Amit Duvdevani, trained as a classical musician and moved into computerized music at an early age. According to music magazine Billboard, Infected Mushroom is one of the best-selling groups in Israeli music history, in terms of both domestic and international sales.

The group performs worldwide, and was in Israel for a series of raves and parties to celebrate Israel’s 66th Independence Day.