Joe Fury/9 Group
Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 | 3:56 a.m.
Rapper Lupe Fiasco played host and performed at Ditch Fridays at Palms Pool on Friday afternoon. The setlist of Fiasco, who was dressed casually in a white tank top, camouflage shorts, shades, high tops and an American flag scarf, included “Superstar,” “Out of My Head,” “Battle Scars” and “The Show Goes On.”
During his performance, he paused to look at the crowd of daytime revelers, then focused on one fan: “You are all beautiful people; don’t ever forget that. But you, girl, are fine; the rest of y’all are beautiful.”
He was all smiles as thousands of partygoers chanted his name. “The Show Goes On” was his final song of the afternoon. Thanks to Joe Fury of 9 Group for his photo gallery of the Friday afternoon fun.
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.