|Holly Madison & Dana White|
|Samantha Ronson & DJ Spider|
Featuring a special performance by Travis Barker, the Famous Stars and Straps party at XS Nightclub was the hot spot for celebrities and glitterati alike last night in Las Vegas. The award-winning venue opened up on a special night to celebrate the MAGIC Convention and fashion executives and fans in town for the week.
Celebrities came in packs to check out the exclusive live performance including Twilight’s Kellan Lutz, Run’s House reality star Vanessa Simmons, plus Holly’s World stars Holly Madison and Angel Porrino. Lutz was spotted standing on top of his VIP booth to get a better view of the show throughout the night, while Madison and Porrino enjoyed the acts from their exclusive seating right on the dance floor.
Barker walked the carpet in a cut-off t-shirt, baggy shorts, and drum sticks in hand. It was clear that he was in the zone as he rushed inside to get on the drums, performing to thousands within the nightclub. Fresh off a recent TFC (Triangular Fibro cartilage Complex) injury, the artist tweeted three days ago that doctor’s orders had asked him to stay off the drums, but always a rebel, he played an intense 30 minute set with numerous special guests taking to the stage to add to the performance. With a mixed tape dropping February 21, a solo album debut on March 15 titled “Give The Drummer Some”, plus a new Blink-182 album dropping in April or May, there is no time for rest for the talented musician.
Barker, famously known for his sets with the late DJ AM, was accompanied by DJ Spider throughout the night. Spider, a protégé of DJ AM, spoke on the carpet about how special it was to be reunited with the drummer for the event. Still remembering his lost friend, the drum sets adorned a DJ AM logo in his memory.
While Travis hammered on his drum set, the mic continued to be passed on from one talented act after another, including Alicia Keys’ better half Swizz Beatz, who did an additional 45 minute set for the crowd, performing nearly 20 songs. Also jumping on stage was infamous DJ Samantha Ronson, adding her own spin to the mix, plus additional performances by rappers Yelawolf, Bun B, and Lil B the Based God.
The event, co-hosted by UFC, drew in several fighters and executives of the organization including Dana White, Stephan Bonnar, Josh Koscheck, Cain Velaszquez, and Dominick Cruz.
Photos attached courtesy of Danny Mahoney/XS Nightclub.