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Question about Pool Party... Etiquette I suppose?

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Question about Pool Party... Etiquette I suppose?

I'm going to Vegas (first time being legal drinking age!) with my boyfriend in September. We're staying at the Hard Rock Casino so we are excited about attending the Rehab pool party. I've a few questions about it though (I'm from Ireland, I've never heard of a pool party like this let alone been to one!)

1) I'm planning on bringing a clutch sized bag, I've read that they are allowed. I'm confused as to how I'm supposed to get in the pool if we have to mind that bag all day though?! I have to bring a bag as how else am I going to keep my money for paying for drinks?! Am I missing the point of a pool party here? Are we not actually going to be in the pool?

2) What to wear. Swimsuit obviously!! But I mean, what to wear ON THE WAY to the party. When we get there are there places to put our clothes that we take off? Doubt it... Can I just stroll out of our room and to the party in my bikini? Doubt it! Help!!

3) Does anyone know if guests at the Hard Rock need to buy tickets in advance for the party or are we guaranteed entry? We're planning on going to the Bikini Invitational Finale in September.

Any answers plus extra information is highly welcome!!!!

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1. Re: Question about Pool Party... Etiquette I suppose?

You can bring a small bag in if you want, you'll need to semi keep an eye on it if you're worried about it. When you get in the pool, just bring it w you and leave it on the side of the pool near the area you're standing. I say standing, because you won't really be swimming. The Sunday Rehab remains very crowded. You'll be standing in 3 feet of water, and God knows what else, w 1000s of other people and that's pretty much it for swimming.

Wear your swimsuit and a coverup over it to go to the pool from your room. Or wear your bikini by itself, people do it all the time. No matter how bad they look, lol. For an example, I suggest you google Electric Daisy Carnival from last weekend and you'll see how people dress to summer parties.

And 3, yes you will need to pay for entry to this event. Being a hotel guest does not guarantee entry, unless you are supermodel hot! Then they'll let you in free.

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2. Re: Question about Pool Party... Etiquette I suppose?

You can also just charge drinks to your room if you want, then no need to carry $$.

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3. Re: Question about Pool Party... Etiquette I suppose?

Vegas Chatter covers Pool Parties each year and has some 'Safety Tips. One being to room charge and not bring cash. The receipt you sign has a space to add a tip. Vegaschatter has a search function.

While I have seen young ladies walk through the casino in bikinis (Mirage twice and the casino is the opposite direction from the pool!), some sort of long light wrap is more common. Or a sarong and light top over the shoulders.

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4. Re: Question about Pool Party... Etiquette I suppose?

I was in the same position when we went to Wet Republic.

We got in early and bagged a spot by the side of the pool ( which in pool parties is hard to come by) and we basically stayed there all day. I kept my money in a waterproof wallet or as said above as you are staying in the Hotel just charge all your food/drinks to your room and you will pay upon check out or earlier if you wish. All you need is your room number/Card.

Clothing wise wear your swimwear then either a pair of shorts & a tee you don't mind getting wet. You will be in the pool most of the time & your at your hotel so no need to worry about walking miles in swimwear. It will be really crowded so my advice get in early & try to nab a good spot by the pool edge so you can store your things & Enjoy

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5. Re: Question about Pool Party... Etiquette I suppose?

I have been to rehab once as tickets were included in the package I got with Hard Rock.

Here are some tips -

Bring your room key and/or your credit card. I would not take cash to the pool party.

You can wear your bikini down to the pool. I would do this as a swarm of shoes, tshirts get left everywhere at the pool party. In fact, they were giving guys blank white t-shirts on the way to if they were shirtless.

No one actually swims in the pool. You just stand around, look pretty and drink!

Have a blast! I'm sure you will have stories for everyone back home in Ireland.

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6. Re: Question about Pool Party... Etiquette I suppose?

I believe Rehab has lockers, always used to. You can bring a purse or bag, but just know they search every inch of it upon entry.

I agree with the people above, wear a cover-up or shorts and tee over your swimsuit.

Unless you're planning on buying chairs or a cabana, then yes you have to kind of just sit on the edge of the pool. Check out the Hard Rock website for pictures. Rehab gets really crowded on the weekends (not a bad thing if that's what you want!) I think guests get reduced cover, should say on the website.

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7. Re: Question about Pool Party... Etiquette I suppose?

Thanks for all the timely answers! I can tell I'm going to love my trip to Sin City!! :)

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8. Re: Question about Pool Party... Etiquette I suppose?

I freely admit I am "too old" for pool parties (45). but I really don't get the allure of it unless you are single and looking to hook up. pay for overpriced drinks, stand in a pool with 100's others (sanitation issues).

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9. Re: Question about Pool Party... Etiquette I suppose?

Just to clarify, you *can* go in the pool. There isn't a lot of room to swim, and the water gets full of spilled booze and other fluids, so be careful. Don't forget sunscreen and squeeze in a water between cocktails to stay hydrated.

There's usually an awesome DJ, the cocktails are good, and the atmosphere is off the hook. Have a great time!

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10. Re: Question about Pool Party... Etiquette I suppose?

"...........but I really don't get the allure of it unless you are single and looking to hook up......"

Bingo. Or is 45 that old that you've forgotten?

Edited: 28 June 2014, 01:35