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Britney Spears celebrates after-party at Club Nikki grand opening
We posted our report and extraordinary Tom Donoghue photo galleries of the Britney Spears concert at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night -- one of 33 U.S. cities -- when our esteemed Editor Don Chareunsy deemed that the Femme Fatale stop was “a nonstop, electrifying, up-tempo, full-throttle spectacular. Thanks also to Justin M. Bowen of the Las Vegas Sun for his photo gallery.
The audience included Jersey Shore star and Palms resident DJ Pauly D, who watched the armada of athletes back Brit’s bump-and-grind choreography, as well as opening act Nicki Minaj.
Then early yesterday with boyfriend Jason Trawick, manager Larry Rudolph and a battalion of bodyguards, Britney arrived to christen the new Club Nikki nightspot at the Tropicana for her after-concert party. Larry has hinted that there might well be a DVD release of Femme Fatale, saying “the show is amazing, and I would really love to capture it.” It would be Brit’s first tour DVD release since 2002’s Live From Las Vegas: Dream Within a Dream.
Videographer Richard Corey was on hand for the front-line, nearly out-of-control scene, where the line to see the pop superstar snaked into the casino, and VIP tables were fully sold out for the evening.
Brit sat down in a VIP booth and gave a quick greeting welcoming everybody to Club Nikki and then instructing them: “Let’s party!” During her 90-minute stay at the hotspot with its amazing go-go, pole and cage dancers and the Champagne Angel, Brit and her entourage also went to an outside Nikki Beach cabana with six security guards shielding her. Several of her concert dancers joined her for the party.
Also there: Rick Harrison of Pawn Stars and Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie, who I ran into with former girlfriend and singing partner Marley Taylor -- back on his arm after her breakup with trumpeter Dave Perrico. They wrapped their run of Vintage Vegas shows at Green Valley Ranch last night and plan to be back on The Strip within two months while continuing their regular Red Rock Resort shows.
Last night, Britney performed in Anaheim, Calif., and provided free tickets to the group of U.S. marines in Afghanistan who parodied the video to her No. 1 hit “Hold It Against Me,” which has racked up 3.5 million hits on YouTube.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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