Pieces of a marching band are banging their way across the dancefloor, their military-style drum corps hats illuminated with purple LEDs. Floyd Mayweather is hanging in the corner, hiding in his own VIP man cave. Black and red ballcaps are being passed out, embroidered with the phrase “I came here to break hearts.” As the DJ duo FAED (Five and Eric DLux) brings up all kinds of guests to take turns on the decks, trap star O.T. Genasis jumps up on the booth to run through his hits “CoCo” and “Cut It,” before segueing into some other favorites ... Justin Bieber? And Adele?
We’re not sure if Heart of Omnia has ever had a rapper lead the room through a sing-along like this—“Hello from the other side!” everyone bellowed—but it happened. We were there. And we wouldn’t have missed this party, the first anniversary celebration of Heart’s Tuesday industry night, one of the most popular weekly shindigs on the Strip when it comes to locals. Somehow, it’s just as unpredictable and exciting every week as it was this time around.