How often does a band get to open for Lady Gaga? Semi Precious Weapons hosted an after-concert party at Studio 54 last night following their concert with Lady Gaga at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Glam-rock fanatics headed straight toward the party at the legendary nightclub, weaving a line all the way back to the casino floor. Glam rockers waited, anxious to join the Gaga mayhem inside the Vegas hot spot.
Filthy glamour superstars, Semi Precious Weapons, soon arrived to appease the ecstatic partygoers. The rockers and the new queen of pop go years back, when Lady Gaga opened for their concerts in New York City. Now, she returns the favor as they play opening act on her worldwide tour.
Never one to go unnoticed, lead singer Justin Tranter arrived to the red carpet in a studded gold get-up and silver high-heel boots with Veuve Clicquot bottle in hand. The glam-rock celebrity was soon joined by bandmates Cole Whittle, Dan Crean and Stevy Pyne. The hundreds of fans outside the venue buzzed with excitement, while the musicians playfully posed on the red carpet for flashing bulbs. Also in attendance was actress Bai Ling, who rocked the carpet in a leopard-print themed barely-there outfit.
Semi Precious Weapons then made their way into the Gaga-themed after-party, welcomed by screams from Lady Gaga impersonators. As the band made their way to the exclusive VIP area, the nightclub looked like a scene straight from a music video with blonde wigs abounding. After a short stop in VIP, the rock stars decided they were better-suited for the stage and Tranter hit the turntables. Tranter took to the mic to welcome the crowd by screaming, “Tonight we, Semi Precious Weapons, have been with the one and only Lady Gaga! Are you ready to party?!” The venue erupted as Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” blasted through the speakers. Whittle, Crean and Pyne joined Tranter on-stage as he spun hits like Guns’N’Roses’ “Welcome to the Jungle.” Always ready to put on a show, the band mates rocked out on public display for the entire club.