What better way to start this edition of the kittysnake than about the most amazing Vegas trips this MDW. Of course it didn’t help that the night before involved graduations, dinner with lots of sangria and wine, and dancing the night away at the infamous club Sutra in Orange County to see ATB. Our plan to leave by 9am to make it to the pool parties on Friday afternoon was now looking like a pipe dream. Thank goodness I made it just in time to catch the Palms Ditch Friday’s Pool Party for an editorial I was doing on The Love Festival. Morgan Page was just finishing his set bringing good El Lay vibes to Sin City! I loved all the peace signs and heart decorations, it made me feel like I was at a real rave rather than a fancy Vegas pool party.
After a parking lot quickie at Mandalay Bay we went to Rick Moonen’s Seafood Restaurant for dinner. After the dinner we only had 30 minutes to get ready before heading to Surrender to see Calvin Harris DJ. By the time we got there Encore was already a mad house with lines around the corner to get in. It wasn’t long until I found my promoter friend who took care of us. I like Surrender because you can hang outside by the pool taking in the Vegas night sky, or you can be inside dancing the night away. Cocktails outside, tons of sexy pictures, mingling/networking upstairs in the cabanas and then getting down in the front row during Steve Aoki who went onstage after Calvin is what our night consisted of.
While in the front of the dance floor the crowd was going nuts for Aoki and I got stabbed (no not stepped on, 5 in. stripper stilettos will literally stab you) on the right foot! My eyes started to water and I wanted to start balling because I was in so much pain. We pushed our way out and to a VIP table to sit. I looked up to find Calvin Harris standing at the table! I was so excited to take a picture with him that I forgot all about my injury. Now that’s what I like to call kittysnaking at its best! :)
Once it was around 4am-ish we made our way to Posh the nightclub inside the Crazy Horse Strip Club for after hours with DJ’s Andy D’Arrigo, DangerHouse, Aaron Marcus, and Mercat! We lost two of friends who already headed back to the hotel, another two who meet an interesting couple in line at the taxi and they were now getting lap dances with them in the strip club. The rest of us went off to dance until the sun came up. At this point it was just good friends from Orange County and LA getting down on the dance floor. The most awesome part was walking out and realizing it was now 9am and we needed a pair of shades to make this walk of shame bearable. By this point. my foot was so swollen I could barely make the walk to the car let alone through the lobby of the Venetian hotel where we were staying. But I was determined, it was only Saturday morning and we had 3 full days of pool parties, clubbing, and after partying with some of the top DJ’s in the world ahead! I wasn’t going to let a little broken foot keep the kittysnake behind.