Five things I wrote in my notebook during Queens of the Stone Age at Cosmo
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 (6:29 p.m.)
Photo: Scott Harrison/Retna
1. Opening act Le Butcherettes is HOT … and a bit creepy and disturbing.
2. From the Boulevard Pool I see the Harmon Tower on my left and some dude in a ridiculously tight Speedo on a hotel-room balcony on my right. So basically, I’m surrounded by poorly done erections.
3. A guy just approached me and said, “Want my beer? I haven’t roofied it or anything.” And a woman behind me said, “Watch out, you’re going to wake up with Mike Tyson’s tiger.” Still, it’s a three-quarters-full Fosters, so bottoms up!
4. QOTSA frontman Josh Homme just made a “What happens in Vegas” joke. Good thing this band kicks so much ass, or I’d just be annoyed right now.
5. “This song was stolen from Elvis Presley,” cracks Homme while looking up at the big wrap around Harmon for Viva Elvis. That tune, “Little Sister,” rocks so hard even the maintenance guy changing garbage bags is bobbing his head.
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.