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Vegas´ New Year´s Eve About
Big Names, Big Bashes

Associated Press, by Hannah Drier

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/31/2013 4:41:24 AM

LAS VEGAS -- Sin City is set to ring in 2014 with big-name concerts, celebrity-hosted parties and an eight-minute rooftop fireworks display billed as the nation´s largest. John Legend is performing at Haze nightclub at Aria, Ne-Yo is welcoming the new year at Pure nightclub at Caesars Palace and Maroon 5 is playing at Mandalay Bay. Pop star Bruno Mars is christening the Cosmopolitan´s new Chelsea Ballroom. The show will be broadcast live on the casino´s 65-foot marquee to ice skaters at a rooftop rink and partyers on the Strip below. Other casinos are touting pricey nightclub bashes with $3,000 bottle service

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Japanorama, 12/31/2013 6:39:01 AM     (No. 9673758)

What happens in Vegas...
Forget it. Who really cares?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 12/31/2013 7:02:01 AM     (No. 9673780)

I´m so old and so out of it. Who the heck are John Legend, Ne-Yo, Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars? If I were there, I would spend my time perched in front of a slot machine.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: StormCnter, 12/31/2013 7:15:30 AM     (No. 9673786)

#2, in my stash of old 8mm home movies is a 1959 clip of Las Vegas casino marquees. The names include Louis Prima and Keely Smith, Joey Bishop, Dean Martin, Shecky Green, George Burns, Sammy Davis, Jr. We were just driving through, heading home to Texas, and the movie camera was aimed through my passenger window.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Kendet1946, 12/31/2013 1:18:46 PM     (No. 9674315)

Three New Years ago, my wife and I were on the strip in front of Treasure Island to see the rooftop fireworks. Meanwhile, young people were staggering around drinking from gallon milk jugs filled with beer and one attractive girl was passed out on the dirty sidewalk a few feet from us. The fireworks were spectacular, but all we had to push our way through a crowd estimated at 300K people for a three-block trip to our car that took two (seemed like) hours. Never again.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Susannah, 12/31/2013 1:31:15 PM     (No. 9674331)

It´s my impression--I could be wrong--that the crowd that goes to Vegas for New Year´s Eve is mostly middle-aged or older. Will they flock to see Bruno Mars?

#3, the performers you listed had staying power that was inter-generational. One wonders if Ne-Yo (whoever that may be) will.

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