LAS VEGAS—BurningAngel queen bee-atch Joanna Angel and a number of her flock marched out before the entrance of The Joint theater at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino just after 11:00 this morning to cut the ribbon on the very first AEE Fan Fest inside the venue where the 29th annual AVN Awards will take place tomorrow night.
A throng of photogs fired off a blinding blizzard of snapshots as Angel—whose image is plastered all over the Hard Rock at the moment on AEE's signage—approached the ceremonial ribbon with a pair of scissors about the same size as her, while BA models Jessie Lee, Kleio Valentine, Krysta Kaos, Arabelle Raphael, Mariah Mars, Akira Raine, Kelly Chaos and the one and only Brian Street Team struck punk rock poses behind her.
The crowd cheered in delight when Street Team removed his shirt and sprawled across the floor in front of the girls for a few closing shots.
Within minutes, fans swarmed the new wing of AVN's annual trade show, where the atmosphere is fittingly far more rock 'n' roll than in the past, when all exhibitors have been warehoused in one giant, brightly lit hall. Here, the lighting is low, the vibe intimate and the focus singular: girls, girls, girls. Oh yes, and the bar is open for business.
The AEE Fan Fest will remain open throughout today and tomorrow's show hours (until 7 this evening and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday). And Angel and friends can be found tonight hosting the official AEE party at Sapphire gentleman's club, kicking off at 11 p.m.