Bust out the confetti. It’s Girl Talk
Wed, Mar 30, 2011 (4:41 p.m.)
Photo: Erik Kabik/Retna/erikkabik.com
Gregg Gillis is a walking lawsuit. And if you know who he is, that’s exactly why you like him. Better known as Girl Talk, the 29 year-old DJ isn’t afraid of copyright laws. And this past Friday he showed the masses exactly why he’s the master of the mash-up at the Cosmo’s Boulevard Pool.
The Ramones, Jay-Z, Miley Cyrus and 50 Cent—anything and everything is game for Girl Talk. The all-over-the-place setlist had the energy up and the crowd on its feet, jumping and fist-pumping throughout the show. Gillis even invited select concertgoers onstage to party with him as he laid down his tracks. Throughout the show, confetti and toilet paper rained onto the crowd that covered the Strip-side pool deck.
Gillis paused only a few times to feel out the crowd, so the concert was chock-full of jive-able jams being mashed together so fast, sometimes we didn’t have time to decipher the background beat before it faded into the next one. If you really want to know what gangster beat was backing up Dexys Midnight Runners’ “Come on Eileen,” Girl Talk’s latest album is available online—for free.
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.