Shane O'Neal/N9NE Group
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 | 1 p.m.
"R U Down? You might think you are... but are you? Really? Ready to take a risk? Get down with girls that know they're down... Get down with girls that aren't sure if they're down... Get down with the naughty, the curious, the boyfriend-ed... the ex boyfriended..."
My guess is that Facebook invite was one promoter's way of making last Thursday's first Down lesbian party more attractive to non-lesbian females, to pad the numbers with the curious, the not the least bit curious, their coworkers — anyone female. But really, there was no need, because the turnout for Rachel Wenman and Lisa Pittman's Down was just fine without the cajoling, the Vegas (and LA!) lesbian community coming out in full force to support the new monthly party at Ghostbar. And they brought plenty of women with them: gay, straight, bi-sexual and those who couldn't care less — they just wanted to dance!
By midnight, any errant heterosexual men got the picture that their services were not needed; there would be no porn fantasies fulfilled that night. At least not for them. This was to be the very definition of ladies night.
- From the archives
- Something for the ladies who love ladies (2/3/10)
LA's Rough Duchess did the honors of ringing in the new party along with DJs Lisa DeLuxe and Audiomoe. The duo of blond Brit Sam Vitez and dance-floor wildman Noah Ramsey-Smith were happy to make the journey to Vegas, no matter that it was just for a 12-minute show. "They're about to get their minds blown," said Ramsey-Smith before Vitez stripped down and took the stage in a tux jacket, electrical tape, and day-glow heels.
Towards the end of the performance, a short woman touched my arm. "Are you gay?" she asked, "I'm just curious." Yeah, I laughed, me too.
Down returns to Ghostbar on April 29 with a Gay Pride kick-off and live performance by God-des & She.
Palms Casino Resort has come a long way since its "Real World" debut in 2002. The boutique property features three distinct towers and a diverse mix of bars and restaurants across a 95,000-square-foot casino.
Palms, which features more than 1,200 rooms and fantasy suites, is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar transformation that will encompass an Ivory Tower room and suite redesign, new culinary additions, re-imagined gaming spaces and new, distinctive nightlife experiences.
In addition to newly designed rooms, during the first phase of the renovation, Palms will welcome Heraea, a high-energy American restaurant and lounge, and XISHI, a pan-Asian restaurant and lounge.
Fantasy Suites include the Hardwood Suite, the only hotel room in the world with its own basketball court.
Other amenities include the all-new Cantor Gaming® race and sports book, one of the few sports books in Las Vegas to include a poker room; SOCIAL; Scarlet; Chocolat Bistro; tonic bar; ghostbar; Pearl Concert Theater; Moon Nightclub; N9NE Steakhouse; Nove Italiano; Simon Restaurant & Lounge; Palms Pool & Bungalows; Kim Vō Salon; Drift Spa & Hammam; Brenden Theatres, a 14-theatre cineplex and more than 60,000 square-feet of meeting space.