As a child, “Tease Queen” Melody Sweets performed choreographed numbers for her neighborhood, dancing to the hits of Salt ‘n’ Pepa, and later moved to New York City to form her own band. It was there that the producers of Caesars Palace’s “Absinthe” saw her on stage and invited her to become part of the show. Four years later, the show is still one of the edgiest in Las Vegas; Sweets plays the role of the Green Fairy. She recently released her debut album, “Burlesque in Black.” a cocktail in my hand with all my friends over—have house parties! It’s a completely different animal here. When I first came here, I only had this idea of Vegas that the media tells you, and your experience of Vegas when you only come here for a weekend and you stay in the casinos and you’re partying. You don’t think about life here. When I moved here, I had those ideas about it, and I didn’t like it—I hid in my hotel room for the first week! But after getting to know the area and other artists in town, I quickly learned to love this place. Now, you can’t get rid of me! a lot of pranks that are pulled. Most of all, it’s a lot of fun. It’s a circus! Yes, the songs that I sing are my own, and that’s been an honor for me. I don’t travel often because I love it so much here, but I do when I can—I just went to Portugal and Rome for a month and it’s just so good to get out of town and have a bit of a culture shock.