By: Bryant “B-Boy” Worthing @bboyworthing
The saying is the freaks come out at night, well it’s true, but once a year in Las Vegas the freaks come out all day for nearly a week straight at one of the most popular adult themed festivals of its kind in the world. The festivities started January 17th-January 22nd at The Hard Rock Casino convention center and The FLVR team was on the job checking out the scene. On the last day of the Adult Entertainment Expo ( or simply the AEE’s) the adult industry event is capped with the AVN award show (Adult Video Network) which is started in 1984 and has been rolling strong ever since. This year the official hosts were Joanna Angel and Annika Albrite.
Now a random person would have a vivid image in their head about what this show is all about which is normal. Naturally, there are retail booths scattered everywhere with adult natured products spread all around from toys to movies and various other party favors, but the show its self has a fun vibe and is very interactive with the people. Some of the adult industries top names are all working with big production companies as the booths are set up in three large halls at the Hard Rock Convention Center within the belly of the Hard Rock Casino and hotel. People from across the globe flood to be in or around the huge gathering with estimates of right around 30,000 people that travel to Sin City just for this event. Celebrities are also never shy about attending this show, you truly never know who you might see passing through while the lead performer for the actual award show this year was Waka Flocka Flame who dazzled the crowd.
The adult entertainment industry has been changing a lot in terms of sexual health, piracy and a whole long list of topics that would take a million pages to elaborate on perhaps, but one thing has not changed-people still love it. For more info on this event visit www.avnawards.avn.com and can be followed on Twitter @avnawardsas for regular updates. The 2017 event next year promises to be even bigger and is a great place for a couple or a group trip.