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Las Vegas birthday itineraries for aging rock stars

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Can you imagine the birthday damage Iggy and Debbie could inflict?
Photo: Iggy Pop by Matt Sayles/AP; Debbie Harry by Hermann J. Knippertz/AP

Rock ’n’ roll’s hedonistic grandfather turned 70 last Friday, but Mick Jagger didn’t get his ya-ya’s out in Vegas. Our city plays host to many extravagant celebrity bashes, and there’s no reason aging rockers shouldn’t get in on the fun. So we’ve come up with a few potential birthday itineraries. Dream on.

Iggy Pop and Debbie Harry One way or another, we’ll get Iggy and the Stooges to play Vegas (they still owe us). Set up at the Double Down, throw Blondie in and it’s a party fit for punk royalty—sponsored by Ass Juice, of course.

Alice Cooper Imagine the original shock-rocker greeting guests at the Goretorium as Welcome to My Nightmare plays overhead. A horror-themed masquerade ball would give new meaing to The Alice Cooper Show.

David Bowie After a few Green Bitch cocktails at Velveteen Rabbit, Mr. Stardust could head to Light nightclub for a Cirque du Soleil-meets-outer-space-themed birthday. Commence countdown.

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