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Sunday, April 20, 2014 | 4:32 p.m.
The Valley to Vegas: Spring Concert Series wrapped Friday night with a psychedelic performance from indie-rock trio Foster the People at Boulevard Pool in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Young & Sick served as the opening act before FTP, with frontman Mark Foster, took the stage, remarking how great it was to be back in Las Vegas and launching into a Friday night setlist featuring songs from their recently released album, “Supermodel,” including “Are You What You Want to Be?” and “Coming of Age.”
FTP’s concert also included “Miss You,” “Call It What You Want” and, of course, “Pumped Up Kicks,” from their debut album, “Torches.” During the middle of the set, lead singer Foster — in a white, long-sleeve shirt; a black, sleeve-less leather vest; and black pants — expressed his thanks to everyone from Las Vegas locals to visitors for attending the show.
FTP was the final performance in the Valley to Vegas: Spring Concert Series, an eight-day entertainment experience that offered music fans the chance to see buzzed-about artists at Boulevard Pool and the nearby Chelsea.
Thanks to Al Powers of Powers Imagery for his photo gallery.
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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas dares to be different. From the hotel’s red reservations desks to fine art found throughout the resort, The Cosmopolitan’s signature style is helping to pave its own path on the Las Vegas Strip.
Upon entering the resort, you’re greeted by pillars of video boards playing video art by Digital Kitchen and David Rockwell Studio exclusively produced for The Cosmopolitan. Just beyond that, you’ll find all your favorite casino games on the resort’s 100,000-square-foot casino floor.
The Cosmopolitan’s rooms standout as the resort’s most unique feature. About 2,220 of The Cosmopolitan’s 2,995 rooms have 6-foot deep terraces that span the length of the room, a first at a modern Strip hotel. Other in-room amenities include soaking tubs, kitchenettes and quirky accessories like artsy coffee table books.
The dining experience at The Cosmopolitan isn’t something you’ll find at other Strip resorts, either. All of The Cosmopolitan’s 13 restaurateurs are new to the Las Vegas market. You’ll find American steakhouse fare in a modern setting at STK, top-notch sushi at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill and the freshest fish flown in from the Mediterranean daily at Estiatorio Milos.
Whether the sun is up or down, Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub is the place to find the party at The Cosmopolitan. The venue is a dayclub/nightclub, complete with a pool and cabanas outside and three different rooms with three different vibes inside.
If nightclubs aren’t your thing, you can grab a drink at one of The Cosmopolitan’s five other bars, like The Chandelier, which is encased in 2 million dripping crystals.