Memorial Day Weekend was the first big test for Mandalay Bay’s Light nightclub, Daylight pool club and afterhours pool party Eclipse. The Cirque influence was strong during Sebastian Ingrosso’s residency kickoff at Light on Saturday, with aerialists taking flight during the Swedish DJ’s set. Eclipse was anything but dark Sunday, with sets by Skrillex, Baauer, Alvin Risk and Just Blaze lighting up the stage at the new party pool. And in case you were worried about how a pool party with nightclub afterparty would go down, plenty of partygoers still in their swimwear slipped back into Light for Axwell’s afterhours set.
Nas built up the Memorial Day Weekend hype machine on Friday, kicking the weekend off by taking over Tao’s Instagram account and posting photos leading up to his performance later that night. And he wasn’t the only one taking pictures. Lucky clubgoers near his VIP table snapped photos all night of the rapper, who was later joined by R&B singer Ashanti.
Palms Pool was home to Big Sean and girlfriend and Glee star Naya Rivera on Saturday. The rapper performed a set of recent hits, spraying the audience with a water gun full of Moët & Chandon. There was plenty of star-spotting off the stage as well, with Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose, Flo Rida, Regina Hall and Gabrielle Union all in attendance for Big Sean’s set.
Rehab, meanwhile, celebrated its 10th MDW with a performance from Diddy on Sunday, with Lil Wayne and Meek Mill hanging out with him onstage. Diddy was back later in the night, too, for the Rehab After Party at Vanity (because what kind of party doesn’t have its own afterparty?), with Kevin Hart, Fabolous and Lil Wayne partying to a set from Richard Beynon and DJ Shift.
On a weekend like this one, who needs sleep? Definitely not Kaskade. The superstar DJ took to the turntables at Tao (his first time at the club) Sunday night for a six-hour(!) set. When he wrapped up at 7:30 p.m., he even stuck around to sign autographs for his die-hard fans. Keeping it classy.