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Pitbull at 1OAK/Richard Corey
Chart-topping superstar Pitbull roared into the new 1OAK at the Mirage shortly after midnight Friday to celebrate his 31st birthday early (the big day is Jan. 15) and perform for partygoers, among them singer Ryan Cabrera, former MLB star Jose Canseco, actor Michael Pena and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.
Shortly before 2 a.m., Cuba-born Pitbull, birth name Armando Christian Perez, hit the stage, which the nightclub constructed for his performance. Pitbull entertained the crowd with a high-energy performance of his hits, starting with “Mr. Worldwide,” followed by “I Know You Want Me,” “Hotel Room Service” and his Jennifer Lopez collaboration “On the Floor.”
The music star was totally surprised when performers from Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles hit “Love” at the Mirage, clad in body paint, appeared onstage after the final song to present his birthday cake. Pitbull partied until 4 a.m. enjoying Voli vodka cocktails and toasting with friends, including Tony, 1OAK co-owner Scott Sartiano and Managing Partner Eli Pacino.
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