5 thoughts from Thievery Corporation’s Cosmo show
Wed, Sep 14, 2011 (6:27 p.m.)
Photo: Erik Kabik / Retna
1. For a band that some might sort into the electronic genre, there is an impressive array of musicians gracing the stage tonight, including two percussionists, one drummer, two horns, one sitar player, one bassist, one guitarist, one DJ/programmer, and eight vocalists. Does that make 17 performers? I keep losing count.
2. The weather couldn’t be more perfect for a reggae/dub-heavy concert under an almost full moon while a storm brews closer and closer to the Strip, closing out the first night of the Wanderlust Festival. It would feel even better to be floating in the pool right now.
3. The air alternately smells of campfire, incense, weed and steak.
4. The encore begins with a crowd sing-along to one of their greatest hits, “Richest Man in Babylon.” Everyone knows this one. Hand in the air. “Whoa-oh-oh-oh ...”
5. The finale: “We got 15 men and two ladies on this stage ... We need some ladies up here!” And as the ladies flood the stage, you can really tell the difference between the yoga conference attendees and the typical Vegas club chicks dancing up there. One group is completely letting loose and enjoying everything their bodies are capable of; the other is minding their tight, short skirts while they sway side to side.
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.