The Strip finally gets the full Deadmau5 experience
Tue, Sep 6, 2011 (5:13 p.m.)
Neon tutus and tank tops. An awesome stage. Glow sticks everywhere. Scantily clad girls. This past weekend, Cosmopolitan’s Chelsea Ballroom looked like a scene from the epic Electric Daisy Carnival.
That’s really no surprise, though, as internationally esteemed beatmeister Deadmau5 took the venue’s stage for a two-night stint that marked the first time the man of many heads has brought his full production to Las Vegas. While the crowd came for his beats, the mau5 head was a spectacle in itself—the thing was covered in LED lights and programmed to periodically flash words and characters throughout the DJ’s set.
From the time he took the stage on Friday around 12:30 a.m. until his set concluded nearly two hours later, the sea of fans jumped, fist-pumped and sang along (when the music called for it) to the artist’s electronic awesomeness.
Celebrity Deadmau5 junkie Paris Hilton showed at Friday night’s edition, even taking the stage dressed as a ghost during the producer’s dance hit “Ghosts ’n’ Stuff.” It wasn’t just his original material that got the crowd going, though. Cheers exploded when Deadmau5 dropped classic Daft Punk hit “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.”
After returning onstage to wrap his set with an encore, Deadmau5 stepped in front of the booth to acknowledge an appreciative crowd that refused to die down, even after he left the stage. The crowd looked ready to rage and rave all night long. And after two hours of killer dance music, I was ready, too.
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.