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F1 champ Lewis Hamilton parties with Diplo at XS

Updated November 7, 2022 - 3:19 pm

Formula One champ Lewis Hamilton knows how to run, full-throttle. That was true in his Strip endeavors Saturday night.

Hamilton took a long, rowdy spin around at XS Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas after the Las Vegas Grand Prix Fan Fast blasted through the neighborhood. Hamilton partied with headliner Diplo, who was also celebrating his birthday during his residency performance.

A seven-time F1 champion, Hamilton celebrated through the entire set. He steered the show by shouting, “Let’s go!” and, “Are you ready,” as if dropping the party’s green flag. He and his pit crew rolled out about 2:30 a.m.

The club brought out a cake for Diplo, who actually turns 43 Thursday. The cake was designed as a vintage record player. As per club custom, it was topped with a giant sparkler.

Hamilton himself looked like a superstar DJ, wearing shades, a white collarless jacket and assorted accessories. British superstar should be a focal point when the Grand Prix hits Vegas for real next November. He already looks the part.

Cool Hang Alert

We used to know Silverton’s lounge, simply, as Mermaid’s. today it’s Mermaid Lounge Live. Juice it up a little. Live music runs 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. This weekend its Michael Braun on Friday, Zach Winningham on Saturday, in the lounge’s rotation of eclectic acts. The club’s signature, glowing, 117,000-gallon aquarium is part of that scene. No cover, ages 21-over.

John Katsilometes’ column runs daily in the A section. His “PodKats!” podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts. Contact him at jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. Follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.

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