The atmosphere was much more David Stern than Dwayne Wade. It felt like an after work party you go to where everyone is kind of laid back and enjoying the food and booze but not really letting loose. As far as crazy Vegas parties go, Rain didn't really have that kind of vibe to it, but was a great time none the less.
The spread was quite impressive with all the food and drink you could want. Like the Elton John concert on Friday night, the party at the Palms was open bar. open bar + bars open all night in Vegas = dangerous
The Goo Goo Dolls put on a show which went pretty much how you'd think a Goo Goo Dolls show would go. It being a TNT party, I was hoping to see Sir Charles make an appearance but never saw the speedy guy. No big name celeb sightings. Jerry Tarkanian and John Salley were rocking the pool bar. Mike Miller and Nate Robinson were chilling in the Palms lobby. I can indeed confirm the fact that Nate Robinson is short. I am officially impressed with Nate.
The Inquirer's David Aldridge was there and I actually got a chance to talk to him briefly. He mentioned he had already seen my Walton post early in the day -- pretty exciting for a blogger. He spoke highly of the Philadelphia fan and says he loves writing for such a passionate audience. David even mentioned he hopes to get a chance to write about the Phillies a bit more this season. Definitely exciting to meet David who was a nice guy.
Who can spot Waldo? Craig Sager loves those horrible suits, with sneakers taboot.