Las Vegas, NV/ A Entertainment News- The Exotic Dancer Expo had been really fun so far, the people and the networking has been great and after the first full day of the Tradeshow floor it was now time for the big event, the actual Exotic Dancer Awards Show. The awards were held at a place called "The Joint" inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The room was filled with all different types of people, club owners, entertainers, managers, porn stars, agents and just about anyone else that was willing to pay the price of admission.
The Awards given out ranged from House Mom of the Year all the way up to the coveted Entertainer of the Year award. There was a live band playing in between the awards presentations. The beautiful jessica drake and Marky Mark were the hosts for the night. Drake who is a Wicked Pictures contract star looked as stunning as we have ever seen her before; she also has a great stage presence that kept the on looking crowd interested. The biggest buzz of the night was the performances by the 5 Entertainer of the year nominees. Schevelle, Robyn Foxx, Suzie Malone, Daisy Duxe and Rachelle Laree all performed on the massive stage at the Joint, and the up close and personal stage looks on the three big screens broadcasting the stage were awesome.
The entire night was dominated by giving out awards, there were several club categories, regional awards, and an award for the best feature club, but the entertainer awards were the most exciting.
New Sensations contract star Ashlynn Brooke won the Newcomer of the year award, Teagan Presley went home with the Feature Porn Star of the year, The Club Favorite of the Year went to Digital Playground's Jesse Jane and the most coveted award for the Feature Entertainers, the Entertainer of the Year award went to Rachelle Laree.
We had a pretty good time at the awards, it was a shame that the Exotic Dancer people would not let our cameras inside the awards to show you what happened, but it was a good time none the less. After the show was over we headed over the Wasted Space, which is another great club inside the Vegas Hard Rock for the A List Features sponsored Awards after party. The place filled up quick and it was shoulder to shoulder in less than an hour.
We had a few drinks and said hello to everyone for a while before heading out the new standby meeting spot for the expo, the Eye Candy Bar, in the Mandalay Bay. If you have been to an Expo you might remember the wild antics that we used to pull at the old meeting spot the Orchid Lounge also in the Mandalay bay.
We were joined by just about everyone from the night at the Eye Candy Bar, and I have to say it was the best night of the week for me just because I got to hang out with so many great people.
Then about 4am in the morning while at the bar a big crowd started gathering at the dance floor and we all went over to see what happened. What was going on was one the most surreal events of the week. A crowd of young guys were on the dance floor having a break dance battle. It looked like something out of an old 80's movie, they were very entertaining and it brought up that old adage once again "Only In Vegas"
Here are the shots we did get from the night, our man Ricky Rich on the scene
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