This past Labor Day Weekend Vegas brought in some big names. As I‘ve seen every DJ spin multiple times, I thought it would good to do something different. So I jumped on the chance to Chris Brown at Hard Rock Hotel. I called up my partner in crime and told her to get ready for a night of entertainment.
I knew Hard Rock Hotel was doing Kandy Vegas, but I don’t do casual at pool concerts. The pool was decked out with giant lollipops, candy shops, models, and Oompa Loompas. We quickly realized we were overdressed in our jeans and tank tops. Every girl that walked by was wearing thongs, bra tops or pasties. I guess they thought “Kandy” meant to show off your sweet assets.
We knew it would be a couple of hours before Chris Brown went on so we made our way to the bar, but we must not have been the only ones enjoying the strong beverage. One partygoer three times my size stumbled by us and fell flat on her back, landing on my foot. Trying to focus on the pain, I asked if she was OK. She just laid there laughing. Security came up to wheelchair her out, but instead of sitting in the chair she kept hugging security guards. Maybe she was going for hugs not drugs.
Around 1 a.m., DJ Loczi announced Chris Brown was in the building and the massive crowd gathered in front of the stage. Brown came rolling out with an entourage of 20 men. He started shouted “Las Vegas!” and ripped his shirt off. His hair was bleached blond and his pants were hung low. I was waiting for him to sing, but it didn’t happen. He shouted along to the music playing, shifting quickly from song to song. The only song that played in full was “Ni**as in Paris,” and that’s not even his. At no point is Chris Brown at the same level of Kanye West and Jay-Z. He’s not even a rapper. I didn’t expect him to come out and sing “No Air”, but he does have some dance hits.
Annoyed and disappointed, we decided to leave early to avoid the rush of the crowd. I guess we only left within minutes because when we got in the elevator a couple of girls joined, ranting about how he only stayed on for 15 minutes. Even though Chris Brown was a major fail the Hard Rock did put on a cool display so that part made the night worth the venture.