We’re not sure at what point you’ve spent enough money to earn the nickname “Motherf***ing,” but Pennsylvania businessman Don Johnson pulled it off sometime around February when XS gave him a video shout-out under that name. Johnson first started attracting notice last New Year’s Eve, when he bought a $100,000 bottle of Armand de Brignac Ace of Spades champagne at XS and followed the next night with a Nebuchadnezzar (that’s 15 liters, kids) of Taittinger. Sports website Deadspin.com became briefly infatuated with Johnson in May when a Press of Atlantic City piece noted that Johnson took AC casinos for $15.1 million in blackjack. In June he dropped $260,000 in a London Club while over there for a music festival headlined by pal Jon Bon Jovi, and in July he hosted Pam Anderson’s birthday party at Chateau. We can’t wait till he fills the XS pool with Veuve Clicquot and invites everyone to take a dip.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.