Vegas is one big party always, but summer really makes a splash with the reopening of casino pool parties, which give whole new meaning to the phrase "wet 'n' wild."
While locals and tourists alike are warmly welcomed to celebrate the return of the scorching sun's rays, there are plenty that never make it out to experience the full effect of cocktails, pools and skimpy bikinis — with the added spice of celebrity hosts and resident DJs.
Thanks to the launching of a new web series on YouTube, Vegas Summer Crew, everyone's invited to the party. Poolside festivities will be delivered nationwide online, encouraging everyone not to miss out next season.
The series also is opening doors for some lucky locals by offering the chance to become one of the faces of the Vegas Summer Crew. The chosen few will act as the series' hosts, showing up to a total of nine events, consisting of major casinos' poolside concerts and parties, as well as some red carpet events. Hosts will be interviewing attendees and checking in on the party, all while being filmed and fed back to the web.
Auditions will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 13 at Cashman Theater (850 Las Vegas Blvd North). The show is seeking people 21 and up who consider themselves fun, outgoing and energetic. It also helps if you look great scantily clad — hopefuls are asked to show-up in their best bikini or board shorts.
"What we're looking for is people with fun, outgoing personalities that feel comfortable going out into a crowd and getting interaction. No on-camera experience [is necessary]; they just have to be fun," says Tony Marin, a rep for the Vegas Summer Crew.
There also will be an ongoing contest throughout the pool season allowing people all over the country to submit a video of themselves in a swimsuit explaining why they too would make a great face for the Vegas Summer Crew. Eight contestants will be chosen, winning themselves a trip to Las Vegas and a potential guest host spot.
There's an added bonus to getting your face out to the World Wide Web: "There will be compensation for whoever we hire," says Marin.
Sounds like this summer job sure beats selling lemonade on the corner.