Because we all need more brightly colored, scant costumes in our lives. (Photo by Amit Dadlaney | SPYONvegas.com)
Because one giant desert dance party just isn’t enough, Pasquale Rotella yesterday hit up Facebook to announce that Insomniac will be adding two new shows to the Vegas dance calendar–Beyond Wonderland and Nocturnal Wonderland, after promising new events for San Manuel, Calif., where those events had taken place.
San Manuel is a beautiful location, but it’s clear that it cannot handle our larger Insomniac festivals right now, including Beyond Wonderland. We always want to deliver a high quality experience, even after the music ends, and while we tried our best to accommodate the large crowds and handle the traffic issues, it’s just not working yet. Instead, I’m excited to announce that we are creating new, smaller all-campout events specifically tailored for San Manuel, which will mean better traffic and less logistical issues. … We have an amazing new venue to announce in Las Vegas (EDC is staying at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway), but anything that takes place in this new venue will be in addition to—not in place of—anything that happens in SoCal. We are going to launch a Beyond and a Nocturnal Wonderland in Vegas.
So where could this new mystery venue be? Sam Boyd Stadium? The mystery lot across from Mandalay Bay? Something Downtown-adjacent, or a full-on Life Is Beautiful with Beats? Our house? Oh God, someone really has to tell us if it’s going to be at our house. We need to vacuum or something.
Something relating to Downtown would make a lot of sense, actually, given Rotella’s involvement in Downtown bars and a lot of the Burning Man-inspired setpieces there. We’re just not sure how they’re going to fit all those people in The Griffin.