Ladies’ nights are a staple of the nightlife industry, with good reason, as everyone appreciates a club full of women. But throw out the antiquated thought that ladies’ nights actually cater to men, because Rogues, an event that is made for and curated by women, is taking the concept back.
Using the phrase, “High On Bad Behavior,” Rogues gets down in the swanky Downtown bar, Commonwealth (525 Fremont St.), and turns it into a femme-friendly dance party. The next event is Thursday, August 31, and ladies have full permission to be a bad girl with good company.
Between the ladies only open bar (which will open at a surprise time), the neon lighting made for the perfect selfie, free branded condoms, and the stellar music care of the (always female) DJs, it is a destination created with the girls’ night out in mind.
This Thursday, Amanda Rose will be manning the decks and spinning an eclectic array of hits to keep the dance floor popping. “I love getting creative!” She says, “At the end of the day, I feel like my job is to bring people together and have a good time. It’s what truly makes me happy about all this.”
Amanda Rose is well-known in Vegas and keeps a very diverse – and busy – schedule. “Last week I played a corporate event on Wednesday, a club on Thursday, an in-store event and club on Friday and Saturday and on Sunday I played a really crazy private event at a private estate here in Vegas.” Beyond that, she also maintains numerous residencies all over town including STK at Cosmopolitan, The Aquatic Club pool at Palazzo, Coyote Ugly at NYNY and Sin City Hops at the Stratosphere or a retail DJ gig with Dolce & Gabbana.
When you live and work in Vegas, you must be ready for anything. “It’s a non-stop party.” Amanda quips, “I’m always busy and booked which I’m so grateful for. I’m always on call and ready to play. I’ve started sets at a private suite that included an indoor foam party at 4 a.m. on a Tuesday. I’ve also woken up at 8 a.m. to play a convention like CES with thousands of guests in attendance. You can say coffee is my best friend living here.”
A savvy, creative, multitasker like Amanda Rose is the embodiment of the kind of woman that Rogues is created for. And, according to other DJs that have played the event, she’s in for a treat, herself.
One past Rogues DJ, Carouselle, was a fan before she worked the event, finding joy in an occasion that caters to real women, rather than a plastic ideal. “A night about celebrating women and all that makes us human – including our sexuality and agency – all symbolically wrapped up into one neat little condom package? I was in, immediately.” She continues, “Any party with a shred of sex positivity (especially in a town that is in dire need of it) is worthy of my support. I loved DJing Rogues. I’d love to play it again. Treat women like we’re real people with real sexuality, and we’ll love you too!”
Another Rogues veteran, DJ Crykit, echoed that sentiment, “I loved playing music specifically tailored to female empowerment, whether the music made a girl feel like a bad ass babe or the front woman to a band or one of Beyonce’s tour dancers.”
Ladies, and gentlemen alike will find Rogues to be a different kind of party. One that speaks to girls of today, aiding in the cultivation of meaningful support groups, and a while they’re at it – a damn good time.
Thursday, August 31, Commonwealth, 525 Fremont St.