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Light Nightclub celebrates three glowing years at Mandalay Bay

Metro Boomin kept it lit on July 20.
Robert Morales

Three years ago, Mandalay Bay flipped the switch on long-awaited megaclub Light. Reborn after the iconic Bellagio nightclub of the same name closed in 2007, the venue has undergone plenty of changes in its second life. But last week’s anniversary party proved Light shines brighter and bolder than ever.

As the dancefloor filled with the fun and fashionable, visuals of gold-painted girls and exploding lightbulbs rotated on the club’s giant, mesmerizing LED screens. Resident DJ and rising star producer Metro Boomin took the crowd on a high-energy journey, featuring tracks like “Jumpman,” “Low Life,” “3500” and new cuts from his EP Savage Mode.

Elbow-to-elbow with partiers, we rode the wave of the raucous celebration into the morning, as Light’s gold-clad dancers presented Metro with a shining, silver cake. Those who were there continued to go hard in the paint alongside Golden State Warriors’ shooting guard Klay Thompson, who joined Metro in the DJ booth, along with the New York Knicks’ Derrick Rose, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Tristan Thompson and legendary Chicago Bull Scottie Pippen.

As confetti and suds rained down and booming sirens sounded, bottles poured and glasses clinked, all in honor of Light’s three new successful years on the Strip.

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