Thursday, July 3, 2008 | 10:12 a.m.
The LA Times writes that the hottest parties in Las Vegas are no longer at the clubs, but by the mega-resort pools. Writer Enid Portuguez describes the scene at Mirage's Bare, the excluse adults-only pool:
"Loud music booms from within, and after paying a cover charge, you turn a corner and are instantly hit by a scene of bronzed bodies glistening from the sheen of spray-on sunblock. Several surgically enhanced women scuttle topless around Bare's precious 14,000 square feet. If not ensconced in a cabana or daybed, people dance and flirt with the nearest body in the shallow pool. As the heady mix of 90-degree heat, tanning oil and frozen margaritas slowly seeps into your system, the place begins to resemble a party in a certain millionaire's secret grotto. The only thing missing is Hef."
"I admit I never partook of spring break shenanigans in college. Vacations taken during that weeklong hiatus from studying somehow never involved wet T-shirt contests or anything remotely close to 'Girls Gone Wild.' But anyone deprived of such experiences can make up for lost time in Las Vegas, where the latest crop of party pools is setting the stage for raucous revelry this Fourth of July weekend and beyond."