Friday, April 8, 2011

VEGAS PLAYLIST! Oh yeah, baby, it's finally happening :)

So it's finally happening, after months and months of anticipation. I will FINALLY be taking my first vacation from work and heading to sunny, beautiful, debaucherous LAS VEGAS with Matt, Franny, Rachael, Prep, and Jamie.

I'll finally get to bust out my swim suit and get a weekend tan, possibly even get drunk in a swimming pool :) Now when's the last time that happened in Seattle? We will be staying at the MGM Grand Hotel right on the strip. Besides being one of the more popular hotels, their main attraction is a mile-long "Lazy River" which I'm planning on taking full advantage of.

I was talking to my grandparents a few weeks ago, because they are die-hard Vegas aficionados, albeit of the Elvis generation. There is a difference! For instance, when I told them where I was staying, the kvetching started up immediately about how far a walk it would be on the Strip. And Oh, honey, you're gonna suffocate in that heat. They wouldn't be my Jewish grandparents from St. Louis without a healthy dose of well-intended kvetching. Their recommendation for where I should stay? The Flamingo, which last time I checked hasn't been touched since the '50s. Not exactly welcoming for my friends who are Vegas vets and in their 20s. They also recommended going to see the show Jubilee, which might actually be a good idea if the tix didn't start at $90 a pop. Great, grandma. Maybe when I'm 78 I, too, will stay at the Flamingo and go see Celine Dion. Just not this time :)

This got me thinking to how I would like to see the weekend pan out. Normally when I travel anywhere (and Matt, you can attest to this), I don't like to make too many plans. This keeps you flexible and, I feel, allows you to experience wherever you are in a more authentic and less structured way. Free-wheeling travel falls within certain guidelines, of course. No sense "wandering" into sketchy after-parties or anything too illegal. But seriously, I'm pretty open to where the weekend takes us. My one restriction: no gambling - I hate the feeling of literally throwing money away. Maybe a few slots, but that's it, OK. Now that we're clear on that, the one thing I do like planning a lot is the music for the journey.

So without further adieu I give you the Las Vegas playlist for 2011. Hope you enjoy!

Kris Menace ft. Emil - Walking on the Moon:

Yelle - A Cause des Garcons (TEPR remix)

Tiesto ft. Tegan and Sara - Escape Me

Eric Prydz - Niton (The Reason)

Chromeo - Hot Mess

Maximum Balloon - Groove Me

!!! - Steady as the Sidewalk Cracks

Talking Heads - Burning Down the House

Phoenix - Fences

Miike Snow - Black and Blue

Spank Rock - Bump

Simian Mobile Disco - Hustler

Lady Gaga - Starstrcuk

Calvin Harris - I'm Not Alone

Yeasayer - ONE

Gui Boratto - No Turning Back

Modjo - Lady

Timo Maas - Shifter (a.k.a. the stripper anthem)

Felix Da Housecat - Silver Screen Shower Scene (hot)

Starkillerz - Scream

BT - Never Gonna Come Back Down

Fischerspooner - Never Win

Warren G - Regulate

Kanye West - Flashing Lights

Young MC - Bust a Move

Michael Jackson - Thriller

Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin

Crystal Method ft. Matisyahu - Drown in the Now

Gorillaz - Stylo

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