As we slowly creep back into the fall, the social season goes into full effect. The pools will be closing, the holidays will be approaching, and with the cooler weather, people will be filling up the clubs. I got a preview of what to prepare for this fall with having three events back to back last week.
Wednesday kicked off SPYONvegas The Best Man with the launch event at Lily Bar and Lounge. All contestants meet their competition and I meet the men for the first time. This year we have expanded the competition with more events where the single ladies of the city can spend time with their favorite one. In addition, the contestants got to choose their own charities where as last year we chose them. It gives them more motivation to fight for what they believe in, and voters can also donate online to help support. With each Best Man event, Bombay Sapphire created specialty cocktails based off the contestant categories. This round was The Capitalist and The Rebel, and each drink had a kick of spice to them. I guess they were a hit because we ran out in the first hour. The next event is at Blue Martini Oct. 1, where on top of the hanging out with great looking men, Blue is giving out Tiffany jewelry. It’s like a single girl’s heaven.
Thursday was the celebration of the Vegas/Rated one-year anniversary. Where does time go? It feels like yesterday when I attended the launch party. Throughout the year, Vegas/Rated interviewed some amazing celebrities like John Legend, Katy Perry, and Mike Tyson. Each issue focused on a specific topic such as the Men’s Issue that the winners of The Best Man last year and will do so again this year. The party was held at The Boulevard with a performance by The Hives, and it was packed. It was my first time seeing The Hives. The lead singer was dressed in a penguin tail tux along and top hat. I’m surprised he didn’t pass out from heat stroke, but that could explain why he jumped in the pool at the end of the show.
Friday, Las Vegas celebrated Mexican Independence Day. I went to meet some friends in town down at Haze and walked into a crazy fiesta. My friends had a table right behind the DJ booth. Every single person was wearing ponchos, sombreros, and fake stashes. At the peak of night, a mariachi band and El Nacho Libre came marching out on the stage. The band members weren’t playing instruments, but instead were shooting confetti into the air as Nacho as showing off his guns. After the third round of tequila shots came around I decided it was best to leave before I would need a siesta.