: Deanna Rilling
As over 100,000 electronic music loving fans ascended upon each of three nights at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway to enjoy the bumping beats of more than 75 artists, Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub took the experience to an even higher level with the ultimate VIP option at this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival.
When “headliners” arrived (EDC’s moniker for festival-goers), they were greeted at the high-end VIP check-in and were presented with custom Marquee Q ferris-wheel backbacks loaded up with limited-edition shirts, acrylic light-up Marquee medallion necklaces to get into the spirit of the festival, branded bubbles and more. A body-painting artist upped the ante with custom designs to enhance the colorful costumes headliners arrived in as part of the festival spirit, and all guests were presented with SnoBar alcoholic frozen treats. Hopping aboard custom golf-carts adorned with Marquee’s mascot, Mr. Q, and purple seats, VIPs were whisked away to the main stage VIP deck as a custom glowing Marquee sign welcomed them to party central. At the secondary entrance to the Marquee deck, fans without reservations clamored to get in and see the nightclub’s offering for themselves.
Creating a massive open-air nightclub complete with upscale décor, multiple bars and tables so close one could feel like they were part of the action on the main stage adorned with neon daisies and a moving owl presiding over the DJ booth, the Marquee crew’s attention to detail shows why it’s the top nightclub in the country.
From creative bottle service presentations with sexy cocktail waitresses—including the debut of Mr. Q’s counterpart Ms. Q—the electric experience bottle service packages reflected the high energy spirit of EDC with all the spectacular fanfare Marquee fans have become accustom to.
For three nights overlooking the main Kinetic Field stage highlighting some of the biggest names in the biz, including Marquee regulars Armin van Buuren, Avicii and Tritonal, plus residents Dash Berlin and Sander van Doorn, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano and many more, popping bottles abounded. Other Marquee friends playing EDC on the festival’s seven stages included Benny Benassi, Markus Schulz, Ferry Corsten, Gareth Emery, Fatboy Slim, Cosmic Gate and Rebecca & Fiona. Many of the DJs playing the festival also got in on the Marquee action before and after their sets, including techno master Richie Hawtin, the legendary Pete Tong, and an assortment of other EDM talent, star sightings such as Jermaine Dupri, Holly Madison and Paris Hilton, plus notable industry movers and shakers.