John Katsilometes on how a young, behind-the-scenes operator was treated to quite a 21st birthday extravaganza
Tue, Jan 16, 2007 (7:02 a.m.)
They say hard work is its own reward, but for Adam Marks the reward for hard work is a birthday party spanning three days fueled by $5,000 in squanderable cash.
Marks is showroom manager for “Hypnosis Gone Wild” at the Harmon Theater at Krave. Marks is young to be in such a position – the weekend celebration was for his 21st birthday – but he has proven his worth by working a grueling schedule for the show’s stars, Terry Stokes and Michael Johns. Marks began his career at age 18, working as an usher for Johns in his production at the since-closed Bourbon Street, and in an e-mail sent during a break in the action said, “I guess they appreciate me because I work seven nights a week.” (Stokes and Johns have no scheduled dark nights at Krave.)
Marks’ party began Friday at Moon nightclub inside the Playboy Club at the Palms. The Marks party, which numbered 15, downed three bottles of Absolut at $400 apiece (Stokes kicked in $2,000 for the event) and were given VIP treatment. On Sunday night Johns grabbed Marks by the scruff of the neck and led him to Light at Bellagio and, finally, to adult club Spearmint Rhino. Johns spent $3,000 on the second party, which ended at 6 a.m. Monday. We hope to hear from Marks as soon as he wakes up … or comes to.