7:45 p.m.: Playboy Club floor supervisor Jeff Dwyer enjoys the relative calm of the Palms casino floor before heading up to the mayhem of his work environment.
As floor supervisor at Playboy Club he knew he had a long night ahead of him.
"We have a lot of fun, a lot of special guests like to make it to Playboy Club on New Year's Eve," he said. "It gets pretty crazy around midnight."
As he prepared for his 8 p.m. shift, the crowds of party people he would be corralling later that night were also just getting started.