5 thoughts from Adele at Cosmo’s Chelsea Ballroom
Sun, Aug 21, 2011 (2:11 p.m.)
Photo: Isaac Brekken
Expect our full review of Adele’s first Las Vegas concert this Thursday. Until then, here are some thoughts from the sold-out show.
1. Adele at Chelsea Ballroom, Death Cab for Cutie and Frightened Rabbit at the pool, a Passion Pit DJ set at Bond … The Cosmo is so cool it hurts.
2. Most people paid good money to be here—tickets were $100 a piece—so the last thing anyone wants to see is disgusting make-out sessions they could watch for free at home on YouPorn. I am talking to you, Probably Drunk Dude Who Keeps Literally Licking The Face Of Another Drunk Dude, and you, Definitely Drunk Girl Who Makes Out With Two People In The Span Of Five Minutes.
3. It’s Amy Winehouse appreciation night. Opener Wanda Jackson covers the recently departed's “You Know I’m No Good” and Adele dedicates “To Make You Feel My Love” to her. The songs fit perfectly into both women’s sets, a bittersweet reminder of the talent lost when Winehouse died.
4. Onstage Adele drinks from a coffee mug emblazoned with a wiener dog on it, and offstage her merchandise table includes bags and T-shirt with a wiener dog outline on it. Consider this proof not all overly emotional women hung up on their exes are crazy cat ladies! Some are dog people.
5. A dude standing 10 feet away from me knows the lyrics to every Adele song, and he is screaming them at the top of his lungs. At times he seems almost moved to tears, and it is obvious her music means a lot to him. You can’t really hate on that, as aurally annoying and off-key as he may be.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas dares to be different. From the hotel’s red reservations desks to fine art found throughout the resort, The Cosmopolitan’s signature style is helping to pave its own path on the Las Vegas Strip.
Upon entering the resort, you’re greeted by pillars of video boards playing video art by Digital Kitchen and David Rockwell Studio exclusively produced for The Cosmopolitan. Just beyond that, you’ll find all your favorite casino games on the resort’s 100,000-square-foot casino floor.
The Cosmopolitan’s rooms standout as the resort’s most unique feature. About 2,220 of The Cosmopolitan’s 2,995 rooms have 6-foot deep terraces that span the length of the room, a first at a modern Strip hotel. Other in-room amenities include soaking tubs, kitchenettes and quirky accessories like artsy coffee table books.
The dining experience at The Cosmopolitan isn’t something you’ll find at other Strip resorts, either. All of The Cosmopolitan’s 13 restaurateurs are new to the Las Vegas market. You’ll find American steakhouse fare in a modern setting at STK, top-notch sushi at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill and the freshest fish flown in from the Mediterranean daily at Estiatorio Milos.
Whether the sun is up or down, Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub is the place to find the party at The Cosmopolitan. The venue is a dayclub/nightclub, complete with a pool and cabanas outside and three different rooms with three different vibes inside.
If nightclubs aren’t your thing, you can grab a drink at one of The Cosmopolitan’s five other bars, like The Chandelier, which is encased in 2 million dripping crystals.