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Ultimate Superhero’s Guide to Clubbing in Las Vegas/in Las Vegas /by Discotech
“Anybody’s got the power… They don’t see it ’cause they don’t understand. Spin around and round for hours. You and me we got the world in our hands.” “Heroes” – Alesso featuring Tove Lo (2014)
Think back to a past visit to Las Vegas, when you and your friends found yourself standing in line in front of the entrance to a pool party or a nightclub. Walking up to the front of the massive queue, how was your confidence that things would work out smoothly for you? Be honest: was your level Superhero, or Average Joe?
Going to a nightclub or a pool party in Las Vegas is a MUST whether it’s your first trip or your 27th trip (we’re not judging).
The party scene here is no joke – don’t expect to just walk up to the door and think they’ll let you in so easily. Oh no – this is the biggest mistake that we see thousands of tourists do every week. Don’t worry, there’s an app for that – Discotech makes that whole process so smooth you’ll wonder why you’ve never downloaded it. Let’s check out the top 3 ways to get inside to the best Las Vegas nightclubs and Las Vegas pool parties – superhero style!
Why is the Vegas Club Scene So Complicated?
Part of the allure and popularity of our cherished epic summer blockbuster movies is that the heroes – the “good guys” – always win. In Vegas, that’s often NOT the case: villains and shady characters abound in the streets of Sin City, and they have made large fortunes and long-term careers taking advantage of visitors through cryptic double-speak, sleight of hand, and games of chance with stacked odds. Nowhere has this been more rampant than in the city’s nightlife industry, particularly over the past few years as performing artist talent has gotten bigger and expectations higher, and the competition among clubs for entertainment dollars has gotten more and more intense.
Global Citizens of the World, fear such villains no longer. It’s the dawn of a new day, and Discotech is here to save you. Repeat after me: Average Joes (and Plain Janes too!) can indeed be Superheroes in Vegas for a weekend. Yes, you heard right: ordinary people can step into their phone booth (or their hotel room), make their costume changes, and step out as well-heeled and well-prepared crusaders against the dark and nefarious forces of Sin City.
In Vegas, the superheroes go by the hidden-in-plain-sight code name of “VIP.” The term VIP is a well-worn acronym that has historically stood for Very Important Person. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines VIP as “a person of great influence or prestige; a high official with special privileges.” So when we talk about VIPs, you might think we’re referring to celebrities, musicians, political dignitaries, and figures of similar stature and notoriety who spent years earning their titles and respect.
No, no, no. You see, Las Vegas is a fantastic futuristic landscape where a superhero can be made overnight, simply by discovering one magic talisman – a precious gemstone singular to the multiverse that unlocks a multitude of hidden superpowers.
That talisman is the Discotech app. And no need to journey on a daunting hero’s quest to find it – you just download it for free in the App Store or Google Play.
So now that you’ve got the key to greatness in your hand, just what kind of Superhero can you become? Well, taking a riff from Marvel Comics’ smash-hit superhero franchise The Avengers, your destiny will most certainly lie in one of the following three paths:
Superhero Level 1: Guardians of The Galaxy – Guest List
If you and your friends like to roll out to clubs in large amorphous group sizes to hit the dance floor and rub elbows with the ordinary citizens – or even if you like to roll out as a lone wolf so no one else will guilt you for failing to get in – then accessing the guest list signup feature through Discotech is the route for you. You have the “anti-superhero” superhero traits of being carefree, spontaneous, unselfish, and (literally) able to check your ego at the door.
Many Las Vegas clubs have guest lists to entice people to arrive at their party early, in order to add more capable bodies to the epic fight against evil (in the form of an empty club that scares big spenders away). Think of it as Tony Stark inviting the lovable but ultimately less powerful Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket, and Groot to do their part in the battle against Thanos – they may not be the difference makers, but the more the merrier!
Las Vegas Guest List Pros:
- Usually provides free or discounted admission
- Usually free for females
- Sometimes comes with extra perks (open champagne bar, open vodka bar, etc) – usually for girls only
- For certain clubs on certain nights there are even ratio guestlists – this means you can get in free / discounted if you have even ratio in your party
Las Vegas Guest List Cons:
- May not be offered or opened at all for expected high-demand shows and holidays.
- May be closed at any time, often earlier than expected if demand for a show surges late and/or the venue hits its targets for ticket and VIP table sales.
- Lines for the guestlist option usually have lower priority and move slower.
- Typically require earlier arrival – sometimes before the hours a club is known to be crowded – in order to be extended the benefit
You should consider using the guestlist if:
- You are a group of all girls
- If the DJ or performing artist playing is not a top-tier talent – generally it’ll be less crowded and guestlist will stay open longer.
- Your group is very good at mobilizing and arriving on time
- You’re not sure if you want to go to a club or event, but you want to keep your options open
Guest list to all Las Vegas clubs and pool parties are available on the free Discotech app!
Superhero Level 2: Dr. Strange – Presale Tickets
If you’ve seen Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, then you know who was the most prepared character out of the all-star superhero cast: Dr. Stephen Strange. Benedict Cumberbatch’s calm, cool, collected rendition of the risk-averse Dr. Strange makes it impossible to cheer for the smug jerk even though he was on the “good guys” team: he knew so much about what was going to happen that he consistently came off as a smug know-it-all to everyone. That’s what it’s like when you have the foresight to purchase presale tickets. You’re a superhero that leaves nothing to chance, calculating all odds and visualizing all the potential outcomes prior to choosing stability, voice of (financial) reason, and ultimate peace of mind. Discotech boasts the largest inventory of official presale ticket links aggregated into one convenient app for you to browse and access. It’s like seeing into the future and stopping time – Dr. Strange would certainly be on board with that!
Presale Ticket Pros
- Presale tickets 99.9% guarantee that you will get in that night
- Presale ticket lines more often than not move faster than guestlist lines
- Presale tickets are always cheaper than paying the door cover price upon arrival
- Buying a ticket gives you the the peace of mind and option of going later in the night
- Some venues have promo codes that let you save a few dollars per ticket
Presale Tickets Cons:
- Presale tickets cost money, whereas the guestlist might be free or discounted below the presale ticket price
- If you can’t make it for whatever reason, you can’t get a refund on presale tickets (you can usually sell the ticket at the club or on a secondary ticket market though)
- Presale ticket lines more often than not move slower than VIP tables lines
You should consider buying tickets in advance if:
- It’s a big DJ or performing artist or holiday and you don’t want to chance the guest list being cut
- Your group is bad at mobilizing and can’t make it to the club early
- You want to have peace of mind and not worry about rushing to get to the club early
- Your group is all or mostly males, but you don’t want to pay for bottle service (yes it’s often cheaper to get presale tickets over a VIP table, but sometimes not by that much; if you have a large enough group of guys, bottle service can oftentimes be a very good value play)
Superhero Level 3: Iron Man – VIP Table / Bottle Service
[SPOILER ALERT.] In the epic war of good against evil, there are some superheroes that rise head-and-shoulders above all others: Superman, Wonder Woman, Black Panther, Captain America, Iron Man. The latter – citizen name Tony Stark, the self-proclaimed “genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist” (played phenomenally by actor Robert Downey Jr.) – took the unofficial title of team leader of the Avengers squad defending the universe against Thanos, its most nefarious threat to date. That being said, even a man as powerful and as respected as Tony Stark could not achieve success without A) his cadre of Elite Superhero friends by his side and B) a glove full of shiny magic rocks in his team’s possession. You can think of Discotech as just that – your Infinity Stones glove that will allow you and your crew to unite and triumph over the dark forces of Vegas and become an epic legend.
So what is the life of this Elite Vegas Superhero, aka VIP table / bottle service, like? Well first off, you get to watch the crush of ordinary citizens standing outside the nightclubs in need of saving part like the Red Sea, clearing a wide path for you and gawking as you arrive on the scene. You are greeted with respectful deference by the gatekeepers, attended to immediately, and whisked into venues with no wait. You have white-gloved concierges to open gilded doors for you, beautiful women to escort you to your prime location booth, and handsome men to set up and guard your coveted space. Finally, your service comes with a ridiculous heroes’ welcome: a mini-party with confetti showers, light shows, garish signage, and blinding pyrotechnics. Your ultimate triumph over darkness truly is THE good life… if you’re not on any kind of restricted budget, of course.
Bottle Service Pros:
- VIP entry. No cover, no wait, expedited hosted walk-in for up to the number of guests stated in your selected option. So, no presale ticket admission or cover charge is required in addition to the amount paid for a table; it’s included in the package.
- Real estate. A comfortable place to sit, put your things, and hang out with people you actually like without people you don’t know or care for invading your space or interrupting your conversation.
- Assigned security staff. They monitor your section all evening, controlling crowd flow when you are present and watching over your space and belongings while you are away from the table. (Also, the more personable ones will take a small gratuity to scan the dance floor and pull attractive strangers into your space to meet and chat with you.)
- Convenience. At your table you receive a food and beverage credit to order from the club’s menu in the amount of the minimum spend – no need to keep trekking to the bar and waiting in an ungodly line. Also you get private service staff all day to pour your drinks, keep your section clean / organized, and answer any random questions you have about the club, the industry, and the ending of any Marvel superhero movie.
- Social lubrication (guys). If you’re a guy, you can more easily bring girls back to your table – who doesn’t want to talk to a guy who looks/acts like Tony Stark or Bruce Wayne?
- Social lubrication (girls). If you’re a girl, you don’t have to endure painful conversations with Clark Kent to get free drinks, and you can more easily bring Superman back to your table.
- Perks: If you are celebrating a special occasion (i.e. birthday, bachelor/bachelorette party, graduation, anniversary, going-away party, or returning home from military deployment), most clubs will roll out the red carpet for their high-spending VIP table service holders. Royal treatment may include special signage, light show presentation plus a procession of attractive staff members presenting the bottles to your table, and a complimentary champagne or round of shots.
Bottle Service Cons:
- Price. Bottle service can be orders of magnitude more costly than gaining entry through guest list or presale tickets, particularly for group sizes below 8. Might not be an issue if you’re throwing down a corporate credit card or daddy’s credit card, but if you’ve got a regular 9-to-5 job it can dent your bank account pretty quickly.
- Misinformation. When you’re spending this much money, you’re going to have MANY people after your business, including many of those shady characters we mentioned above. There will be a lot of information floated to you, and often that information is NOT accurate in real-time and is just an attractive ploy to win your business (with an ugly bait-and-switch or missed expectations looming on the tail end). By booking through Discotech instead of an often inefficient middleman third-party promoter, you will usually get a better price, more reliability, and better service. Even if the price is the same, you still get the latter two benefits by using Discotech, as well as access to the true decision-makers at every club, quick responses to your questions, and the invaluable benefit of a dedicated 24/7 helpline for answers and advice on the fly. You’ll notice as you continue to browse the Discotech app that more and more that our posted pricing is accurate and competitive; there are various reasons for this, but the ones that are the easiest to explain are that:
- We drive traffic to clubs in bulk, so we get the most legitimate discounted rates on the market
- We work with the top VIP directors at every venue who are three levels above hosts or promoters; these VIP directors are authorized to give out better prices
- Like Uber or Lyft, we utilize technology to service customers faster – leading to shorter lead times and cheaper labor costs and thus no need to artificially mark up prices.
- Jealousy. People will look at you from the GA areas and hate you cuz they ain’t you.
- Umm… wow, that really is it for the cons.
You should consider bottle service if:
- Money ain’t a thang.
- Money IS a thang, just not for one night.
- You have a solid credit line and decent inflow of income.
- You subscribe to the YOLO philosophy.
You don’t need to be born on another planet, a brooding billionaire loner with too much time and money, or bitten by a radioactive spider to have an amazing time in Vegas. All you need is Discotech – 5-star rated, free to download in App Store or Google Play! – to help transform your basic-ness into a superhuman experience you’ll never forget. From guest list access to copping presale tickets to VIP bottle service to bachelor and bachelorette parties, your tailored Superhero saga is at your fingertips – yay, technology! – and will quickly make you reconsider the darkness of Sin City in a whole new light. Never again will you and your crime-fighting squad want to step foot into a Vegas dayclub or nightclub without using Discotech.
And the world was saved, and the partying citizens of the universe lived happily ever after. Roll credits.
Kaos Nightclub at the Palms Opening Date/in Las Vegas /by Discotech
As is often the case in Las Vegas, the rumors were true. The Palms is building a 100,000-square-foot, multi-level dayclub and nightclub with a massive glass wall-operable door dividing indoor and outdoor spaces, a DJ booth that rotates 360 degrees, a supplemental dome cover that will make it a year-round destination and a 65-foot bronze sculpture of a headless demon.
It’s going to be KAOS.
Set to open in April, the club and amphitheater-style complex is the last big piece of the resort’s $690 million update by Station Casinos, which acquired the 17-year-old off-Strip hotel and casino in 2016. “The opening of KAOS will be the culminating moment for the repositioning of Palms’ renovation,” general manager Jon Gray said in a statement. “We’ve assembled an incredible team of operators, attracted the biggest names across a variety of genres of music and designed a next-level space that will change the club landscape across the globe.”
KAOS takes over spaces previously occupied by the Palms pool and the Rain nightclub. Kaos dayclub is designed by Friedmutter Group LV while Kaos nightclub is designed by the Rockwell Group. As reported Wednesday, the first round of exclusive artist residencies at the new venue includes English electronic music trio Above & Beyond, hip-hop chart-topper Cardi B, Oakland rapper G-Eazy, longtime Vegas club mainstay, DJ and producer Kaskade, and performing for the first time here in two years, Grammy-winning producer and DJ Skrillex.
Imagine attending a Las Vegas pool party in the shadow of British artist Damien Hirst’s eerie, six-story sculpture “Demon with Bowl.” You look around to see layers of private cabanas—39 of them across multiple levels—with sparkling glass pools jutting out over and around the crowd, people dancing and splashing inside them. This could happen at KAOS’ “luxe Greek-inspired oasis” dayclub, as most of its cabanas will feature cantilevered glass pools. Besides the rotating DJ booth that sits at the center of the indoor and outdoor areas, the pool club portion also features an additional stage and live entertainment performance space and “the city’s largest LED wall” on the eastern side of the hotel’s Ivory Tower, streaming live shots of the club for Vegas visitors outside the resort to enjoy.
Pool party season in Las Vegas currently begins in March and runs into October, but dayclub business has grown so lucrative in recent years that several venues have experimented with offseason programming, most notably Marquee’s “dayclub dome” that has added a roof to the Cosmopolitan club for several weeks during winter months. KAOS will be the first Vegas megaclub to be built as a year-round venue. Its nightclub space, according to today’s announcement, “takes inspiration from a modern playhouse, with art and architecture working hand in hand to create a surreal, ever-shifting experience.”
The Palms has also woven technology in the KAOS logo, “the first-ever audio-powered living brand logo” designed to capture the sonic energy created by the club. The “O” in the club’s name is based on 12 audio variable inputs that use voice and music to create its shape, color and motion. KAOS’ first five resident artists are the first to debut this new technology, created by AKQA Portland, with their own unique sound-generated icons being unveiled across social media today, and you can create your own version of the KAOS “O” via an interactive platform on the website at palms.com/kaos.
Kaos Nightclub at the Palms Announces Cardi B Residency/in Las Vegas /by Discotech
Coming to KAOS, a new day and nightclub opening at the Palms Casino Resort the first weekend in April, Cardi joins a hip-hop and EDM-heavy lineup that will have G-Eazy, Above and Beyond, Kaskade and Skrillex taking up up residencies throughout the year.
Cardi’s dates have not yet been finalized, but the Palms confirmed that the rapper will play a total of 5-6 shows over the course of the next year, beginning this spring and continuing through next winter. Tickets for the first of Cardi’s dates will go on sale in the coming weeks.
Ticket pricing will range from as low as $25 for general admission seats purchased well in advance to as high as $500 at the door, according to Palms general manager Jon Gray. Tables with full bottle service can be bought from anywhere between $2,500 to upwards of $50,000 depending on size and location.
Complete with multiple stages, the state-of-the-art performance space will hold 8,000 guests, featuring a 360 rotating stage positioned between the indoor nightclub space and outdoor rooftop space, allowing artists to simultaneously perform to both guests inside the nightclub and outside in one of several rooftop pools, bars and cabanas.
“It’s our largest venue, so that enabled us to bring a massive group of people here to enjoy the nightlife experience,” Gray said of the 100,000 square foot, $690 million project. While the “nightclub” description might lead customers to expect a cozy environment, KAOS will actually dwarf the Palms’ primary existing music space, the Pearl Concert Theater, a seated venue that hosts rock and country acts like Blink 182, Lady Antebellum and a currently running Billy Idol residency.
“Every date that the club is open will have premiere talent,” Gray said of KAOS, hinting at more acts of Cardi’s caliber to be announced in the coming weeks.
The announcement comes just weeks ahead of Cardi’s performance at the 2019 Grammys, at which the rapper is nominated for five awards including Record of the Year for “I Like It” and Best Rap Album for “Invasion of Privacy.” Earlier this month, she announced a new album coming this spring.