I was first in line last year when I heard that Motley Crue was doing the first ever rock n’ roll residency in Las Vegas. This was a groundbreaking event for rockers around the world. We no longer only had the option of just seeing Elton John or Celine Dion with our parents for a show night out. Now, rockers of the world were able to unite at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino’s Joint to rock out to our favorite anthems with a bunch of other rock revelers. I joined my fellow “Crue Heads” and definitely participated and left my “Shout at the Devil” and loved every minute of it.
I no longer needed to pack skin tight dresses (that would fit a 5 year old) with 5 inch stilettos but traded that Vegas uniform the much more rock appropriate tight black pants, high boots, tank and a ton of jewelry.
Next, the unimaginable happened! Guns n’ Roses joined Motley Crue in the historic event of bringing unadulterated pounding rock n’ roll to our ears for another residency in Las Vegas. Sin city was the perfect fit for Mr. Axl Rose himself and his lengthy rendition of “November Rain”. He has never been known to be punctual and what better town than Las Vegas for him to perform without the worry of going over curfew. Axl rocked the Joint every night and did not disappoint taking me down to “Paradise City” (aka Las Vegas).
What is next you ask? Def Leppard. This band has the most songs with the word “Rock” in their lyrics and/or title (just count! – I did). They earned their spot in rock n’ roll history for many reasons. My prediction is that the residency creatively called, “Viva Hysteria” will not disappoint and will make all of you fans “Rock, Rock Til You Drop” and leave you wanting them to take a “Photograph” so that you never forget the day you experienced one of the greatest, hair bands of all time in a small venue in Las Vegas. Def Leppard always puts on an amazing show and I will be there with my rocker boots and proudly waving my Dio Horns in the air. Will you? Catch the show from March 22-April 10, 2013 and don’t forget to bring your date because it is never “Too Late for Love” in Las Vegas.
Not only will I be at the show but I have heard that Def Leppard is taking the residency one step further than Motley Crue and Guns n’ Roses. You can be a part of the Def Leppard, Rock n’ Roll Fantasy Camp. This is not like other fantasy camps with unknown musicians showing you how to strum a few chords. From April 4-7, 2013 you can be a part of Def Leppard and actually participate in Fantasy Camp with the actual members of the band. Now that is enough to cause absolute “Hysteria” for me or any other die hard rockers! ROCK ON!
How could I forget to tell you, that after a night of rocking out at the Hard Rock you will be hungry (and thirsty obviously) and feeling lucky! Don’t forget to grab some grub at Mr. Lucky’s. It is open 24/7 and you will be happy you did to prevent the morning after hangover. If you are still feeling lucky, take your change to the Blackjack Switch tables and have fun where the music is still rock’n all night long!
I have so many crazy stories to share about being young, single and working (unknowingly) as a flytrap for ALL the questionable people in the world. I am a single girl living in Beverly Hills but spend at least 39.5% of my time in Las Vegas. I have been told that I need to write a book so I started my blog melanysguydlines.com. From Northern California originally, but moved to LA to work for William Morris, Irving Azoff, MTV, CAA and all the other big dogs in the music business (behind the scenes because I break car windows and make dogs bark when I try and sing). This was fantastic until I realized I was approaching 30 and still wanted to be a groupie in a rock band. So, that brings me to the present where I started writing the blog and sharing my experiences with others who enjoy laughing at themselves, the harsh world, and of course, my stories.
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