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Advice for Hakkasan/Calvin Harris

Discussion in 'Vegas Nightlife' started by Jason Plaster, Oct 1, 2015.

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  1. Jason Plaster

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    My wife and I are finally conceding to giving Hakkasan a try next weekend, to see Calvin Harris. We bought a room package for MGM on FB that includes entry to the club, plus expedited entry wristbands (you either have to get in before 12 AM, or after 2 AM).

    Though we have never been in the club, we have passed by it many times and seen just ridiculously long lines waiting to get in. We're hoping these wristbands will allow us to bypass this line (do they really work?). That being said, does anyone have any advice for us that has been there before, specifically for Calvin Harris? What time does he usually go on?

    here are a few pieces of information about us that might be helpful:

    1) we are old. like 42 - our club days are well behind us. So we aren't going to be dancing too much or buying drinks. We just want to get in, hang around for an hour or so, and see/hear Calvin play a bit.
    2) We aren't doing VIP/Bottle Service
    3) I'm a pretty big Calvin Harris fan, my wife is indifferent, but neither of us plan on being a couple of fist-pumping dj-worshipping ******s. is there a certain level we can be on where we can observe the dancefloor and DJ booth without being crushed by the infamous crowds?

    Any advice is appreciated -thanks!
     
  2. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    You're going to be crushed by crowds unless you get a table.
     
  3. RayDay

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    Hak is one of the least General Admission-friendly clubs in Vegas. 0 places to sit and very few to stand without a table. If you need to be in by midnight your are looking at over 3 hours of standing before CH starts.
     
  4. paperposter

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    when i get a chance ill go into deatial but not true about standing for 3 hours before ch goes on.

    if your in at midnite he will go on between 1 to 2 am and do a 2 hour set.

    ill give a complete breakdown when i have time.tonight

    there are some places to hang out till he goes on away from the crowd i do it all the time

    if they garentee u will get in at 2 am do that thats your best bet as long as you dont have to wait.
     
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    so unless you get a table it will be a suasage fest , he goes on bewtween 1-2 am

    becuase u dont drink you will have a prolem killing time.

    if they guarentee that if u arive at 2 am u will get right in i would do that u will see atleast 1 hour if not do the midnight, there are places to hang out away from the crowds till he goes on.

    you will be bored, water is 10$ a bottle if u have to get in by midnight.i go at midnigght to start my pregame. i couldnt care who the dj is. in 5 years the who dj thing will be a big joke on all.i

    when you decide what your doing ill add more
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    im a pretty big Calvin Harris fan, my wife is indifferent, but neither of us plan on being a couple of fist-pumping dj-worshipping ******s. is there a certain level we can be on where we can observe the dancefloor and DJ booth without being crushed by the infamous crowds? not really until the ******bags pass out drunk
     
  6. Jason Plaster

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    Thanks Everyone. I think we are going to just hang out in the casino area and have some drinks (or maybe even just get a nap in the room - we are flying in that night actually from central time zone, so we are going to be exhausted as it is) and shoot for getting in the no-wait line at 2 AM.Honestly we will probably be good just hanging out in there for 30 mins to an hour (we got a very cheap room/tickets/entry package at mgm, so no big loss if we don't stay a long time or if it's not the greatest experience ever).

    Honestly, I just want to be able to say we did Hakkassan once, and saw Calvin Harris, and never have to wonder about doing it again :). I'll have plenty of drinks before we go in, so no big deal if we don't drink for the hour we're in there.
     
  7. kps

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    With that type of game plan you will enjoy yourself. I've seen him twice there doing GA once and a table once and personally I only go there when a table is involved.
     
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    at 2 am he will either be on just about to go so you will be fine ,they close at 4 am and he does a 2 hour set
     
  9. UCLAGirl

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    Not to be a negative nancy but just because you have entry to the club does not mean that there will be space for you inside once you decide to go. The Wynn has a separate line for hotel guests so that's all the expedited wristband probably is. Calvin is a big act and I'd be surprised if the place isn't at capacity by 2am. I'd swing by before midnight and ask one of the bouncers what your chances of getting in at 2am are.
     
  10. LandryBalla9

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    I saw him once, went in at 1 because a friend bad a table and it still took some time to get settled in but he started a bit before 2. It was well worth it. Even though I'm younger (28) I'm normally not a big club guy, but I love his music and he played the most popular songs he had at the time. Granted I had won a lot of money beforehand and had plenty of drinks to get me in good spirits (I.e. One of those moments in Vegas where you're like "this is life" lol), I agree with you on going to say you saw him bc now I can and got it out of my system. It is crowded as hell when people like him play though so if you're not at a table try to find an area where you and the wife can carve out at least some space (not easy if you get in at 2). It's certainly an experience and I think he I'll play the new How deep is your love track. Enjoy! :)
     
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    Serious question for the club crowd. When someone says they want to go see Calvin Harris why exactly is that? He is a DJ playing music, no? Does he dance, sing, tell jokes? What is the big attraction? I am not trying to be a dick, I genuinely don't know why someone would want to go to a club just because he is there.
     
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    Because of the party, atmosphere and experience. Same reason ppl go to concerts.
     
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    I listen to primarily EDM music and enjoy that stuff. I don't hit clubs but if I did it would be solely for that type of music. We all have our preferences,
     
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    nothing actualy most arent even playing live, but you drink do molly , jump up and down and think you had the time of your life, music goes in cylcles, edm is hot now, wont be in a few years, just like boyband, hair bands and so and so on. edm was popular in the underground for a long time it broke mainstream a few years ago.

    paul oakenfeild had a resenedcy at the palms for years and steve aoki people you couldnt get to go for free

    same reason people follow the kardashins and people think britney has talent . its what the flavor of the year is
     
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    Lol. Sad but true. And for the fellas out there they want to be where the women are, and the DJs do bring the women that's for sure.
     
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