Las Vegas suffered from Jersey Shore double vision over Independence Day weekend: Not one, but two fist-pumping reality show cast members were in town to celebrate their birthdays, and many of their co-stars came to Las Vegas to watch them blow out candles and take Atlantic City West by storm.
Theirs is the kind of fame only possible in America … at least until CBC starts production on an even cheaper knock-off version for Canadian audiences, Newfoundland Shore.
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and Pauly “D” DelVecchio were the two celebrating birthdays, and JWoww and Ronnie were there to take in the fun.
Sitch embarked upon a whirlwind tour, hitting the Miracle Mile Sugar Factory on July 3 before partying at Vanity at the Hard Rock Hotel later that night. He stayed on site to host at Rehab on Sunday—and, as we all know, this human equivalent of an ’89 IROC-Z, wearing a wife-beater and telling drunken girls about the Patron stock he owns, is uniquely qualified for the job.
Pauly D held it down at the Palms on July 3 where he DJ’d by the pool before bouncing to both Moon and Rain. It was also a big night for Jenni “JWoww” Farley, who debuted her line of MTV-approved clothing for the pop-savvy hooker, Filthy Couture, at Ghostbar. She also made the rounds to Moon and Rain before leaving around 3 a.m.
Finally, Ronnie “Least Interesting Member of the Cast” Ortiz-Magro headed up Jet at The Mirage on July 2.
While this all sounds a bit much, the kids deserve some credit: They’ve kept the blitz up ever since the first season became an inexplicable sensation, and have bravely defied the Gods of Overexposure as they (and many others) have tried to strike them down. Now that the second season is nearly upon us, it’s back to being relevant again.
Still, we’re thinking everyone will probably stop caring well before the third season fires up in earnest, which means their Vegas relevance will end about 2014.