Tony Tran/Erik Kabik Photography
Monday, July 9, 2012 | 3:52 a.m.
B.o.B at Hyde/Christopher Rauschnot @24kMedia on Twitter
Six-time Grammy Award-nominated songwriter and rapper B.o.B performed at Hyde Bellagio on Saturday night. B.o.B arrived at the nightclub behind the Bellagio Fountains wearing shades with gold trim, a backward baseball cap, a T-shirt with the logo and word “victory” on it and bright, salmon-colored denim.
B.o.B. posed for photographs on the arrivals carpet and stopped to take a few photographs with fans before heading inside. B.o.B and his entourage made their way to a VIP booth beneath the club’s fireplace. The DJ announced “B.o.B is in the house!” to cheers and screams from the crowd. Seated on a black leather couch, B.o.B enjoyed the atmosphere and jammed to songs by Jay-Z, Kanye West and old-school Michael Jackson.
Later in the night, the 23-year-old born Bobby Ray Simmons Jr. climbed up into the DJ booth above the revelers and took the mic to instruct everyone to “make some noise!” In a high-energy set, B.o.B performed some of his new songs from his sophomore album, including “Ray Bands,” “So Good” and the title track “Strange Clouds.” He also sang “Nothing on You,” his No. 1 hit with Bruno Mars, as he pointed to all the “beautiful girls” in the nightclub.
After his performance, B.o.B, whose current hit “Both of Us” with Taylor Swift is in heavy rotation on radio, and his friends continued to party into the early morning hours while DJ Jace One and Atom-E kept the party going as part of Hyde’s weekly late-night party Sunrise Sessions. Thanks to Tony Tran for his photo gallery.
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