Game-Changing DJ Residency

When they heard that the world’s most famous DJ was signed to a residency in Las Vegas, trance and house-lovers might have teared up just a little. Vegas is flooded with monthly nightclub residencies, but Tiësto at The Joint was different. Instead of being held in a fancy schmancy billion-dollar club where half of the guests are tourists who have no clue what EDM means (electronic dance music!), it was a ticketed event at a real concert venue. Bottle service and skyboxes were available but were also unnecessary for the “best time ever,” thanks to a spacious dance floor. Since its Jan. 1 debut, each show neared the point of sellout and proved that nightclubs aren’t the only fit for an unforgettable experience. Hopefully more venues will follow this model—clear the floor and turn up the volume!

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The Downtown Cocktail Room’s doors are impossibly un-door-ish. You walk up from the intersection of Fremont Street and Las Vegas Boulevard, happy to join the buzzing downtown camaraderie—the urban revolution taking hold of Las Vegas—and you’re faced with walls of one-way glass and no apparent door handle. For the uninitiated, it makes for an awkward moment. Had this happened to me, and I’m not confirming that it did, the larger metaphor wouldn’t have been lost: Maybe everyone doesn’t fit in here.