Summertime is near and I am excited to finish my no carb diet so that I can be swimsuit ready for insane Las Vegas pool parties. The pool parties are an essential part of Las Vegas partying from Memorial to Labor Day weekend every summer. Even if you don’t like DJ’s and electronic music, you still need to go at least once. Let me tell you that I go every year, and every year I am amazed at the people that prance through the doors ready for anything. There are all types at these parties. The women are usually so buffed that you mistake them for men, look like they just stepped off the stripper pole or you recognize them as the plane Jane from next door. The men also look as if they work out to a fault where they have no necks and their arms extend directly from their heads, or the frat boys from your college, or a total nerd rolling in the dough to be able to afford a cabana right next to the DJ.
The original and first ever pool party is Rehab at the Hard Rock. I remember my first time there, waiting in a line wrapped around the circular casino floor just to get a peak of what everyone was talking about. The music was awesome, featuring a house DJ who mashed top 40, classics, with a beat so I could sing and dance. That is the key to electronic music for the masses. You need to be able to hear, understand and sing along with the vocals to get the naysayers to dance! Once they are dancing, drinking, and making out with any co-ed in the nearest vicinity, the DJ has officially created an electronic music lover. It is easy. I don’t know why more DJ’s don’t figure this out for the day parties. DJ tip – no one wants to hear Trance at 11AM unless maybe they are up from the night before. Rehab is housed at a great pool with a fantastic sound system, blackjack tables in the grotto, waterslide, and offer blended drinks. There is plenty of room to sit and dance around the perimeter of the pool. This is still one of the best laid out pools. I saw GSP ride down the waterslide in his infamous white spandex. Maybe you will be so lucky too? Remember, Rehab is on Sundays, so you better take Monday off! Trust me!
The Palms puts on a good Friday party, fittingly called Ditch Fridays. There is ample amount of perimeter space to dance and sit around the main pool. The reason this is so important is because tables are expensive and even a chair can sometimes cost you as much as a nights stay (on big weekends). So, get there early and reserve your spot. Bring a friend to guard the towel and drinks while you refill because you don’t want to return to your spot (that you have been sitting at since 10AM) to find someone stole your real estate.
One of the most beautiful pools is at the Encore. It is gorgeous. Kaskade does shows here and is a huge draw every summer. Only problem is the lines are ridiculous and if you don’t know someone or get here super early you will be melting in the parking lot only to have them close the doors at capacity. But, it is a must see! So, get there early or fork over your rent to reserve your space at a cabana or table. I really like this venue (when I can get in and still have a drop of makeup left on my face). Marquee at The Cosmopolitan is also popular but I don’t care for it as the pool is small and there are way too many stairs. Wet, drunk people, and stairs is a horrible combination. Previous experience.
Of course, I can’t end my piece without a mention of WET Republic at the MGM. I know this party very well, as my place at The Signatures overlooks the club. It is a trip and I have seen EVERYTHING there. Check it out – you won’t be bored!
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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