Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 | 2:44 a.m.
Robin Thicke, singer of “Blurred Lines,” the summer’s inescapable smash that spent nearly three months at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 before being dethroned by Katy Perry’s “Roar,” hosted and performed at Ditch Fridays at Palms Pool, attracting thousands of daytime revelers to his poolside performance.
Thicke, who donned a navy blue suit with a deep snap-up V-neck, a gold chain and aviator sunglasses, talked about his excitement in being in Las Vegas, his third time in about a month, before hitting the stage.
“My favorite thing about Las Vegas is the unpredictability,” said Thicke. “And the shushness of it all,” he added while laughing. (Yes, “shushness” is not a word.)
Thicke, who looks so much like his father, “Growing Pains” star Alan Thicke, that it’s scary, performed his new single, the dirrrty “Give It 2 U,” and his breakout hit, the soulful “Lost Without You,” which he cut short and segued into the mega-hit “Blurred Lines.”
Performing alongside three gorgeous dancers in white, high-waist skirts, crop tops, gold jewelry and red lipstick, reminiscent to the song’s music video (except that the ladies weren’t nekkid), Thicke sang Billboard’s “Song of the Summer.” Everybody get up!
After his performance, Thicke invited more than 50 radio contest winners to his VIP booth, where he posed for photographs and chatted with fans. When one contest winner asked Thicke to do a quick video shout-out on her phone for a family member, the singer happily obliged.
Thicke also walked over to cabana guests near his section to introduce himself. Thanks to Bryan Steffy of WireImage for his photo gallery. Hey, hey, hey!
Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
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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Palms Casino Resort has come a long way since its "Real World" debut in 2002. The boutique property features three distinct towers and a diverse mix of bars and restaurants across a 95,000-square-foot casino.
Palms, which features more than 1,200 rooms and fantasy suites, is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar transformation that will encompass an Ivory Tower room and suite redesign, new culinary additions, re-imagined gaming spaces and new, distinctive nightlife experiences.
In addition to newly designed rooms, during the first phase of the renovation, Palms will welcome Heraea, a high-energy American restaurant and lounge, and XISHI, a pan-Asian restaurant and lounge.
Fantasy Suites include the Hardwood Suite, the only hotel room in the world with its own basketball court.
Other amenities include the all-new Cantor Gaming® race and sports book, one of the few sports books in Las Vegas to include a poker room; SOCIAL; Scarlet; Chocolat Bistro; tonic bar; ghostbar; Pearl Concert Theater; Moon Nightclub; N9NE Steakhouse; Nove Italiano; Simon Restaurant & Lounge; Palms Pool & Bungalows; Kim Vō Salon; Drift Spa & Hammam; Brenden Theatres, a 14-theatre cineplex and more than 60,000 square-feet of meeting space.