President Barack Obama’s campaign for Sen. Harry Reid made a stop at Aria on July 8. The campaign outsourced part of the event’s entertainment and enlisted Canadian songstress Sarah McLachlan (who was in town for Lilith Fair at Mandalay Bay) to entertain the crowd. Meanwhile, local heroes The Killers—Dave Keuning, Brandon Flowers and Mark Stoermer—took a break from headlining tours to open for Obama’s speech and the Reid rally. Leave it to Las Vegas (and Flowers’ sequined tie) to give “Hail to the Chief” a glittery pop sheen.
Best of the City 2017
Our eighth annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best casino comebacks to irresistible pot products