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Six facts about LAX as Luxor nightclub celebrates sixth anniversary

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Ice-T and Coco host the New Year’s Eve celebration at LAX in the Luxor on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.

Luxor’s nightlife mainstay LAX celebrates its sixth anniversary tonight, practically deigning the club an elder statesman among the ever-changing faces of the Las Vegas nightclub scene.

On the EDM-saturated Strip, the Luxor nightspot has held fast to its hip-hop and Top 40 roots, cementing its reputation as a party destination for countless musicians and celebrities over the years.

The club will mark the occasion tonight with a special performance by Luxor headliners the Jabbawockeez — and plenty of champagne.

In honor of its sixth anniversary, check out these six stats and facts about the club from over the years:

    • 2012 NYE: Ice-T and Coco at LAX

      Ice-T and Coco host the New Year's Eve celebration at LAX in the Luxor on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. Launch slideshow »

      Confetti sticks and light batons

      Over the course of a year, LAX goes through some 50,000 confetti sticks to accompany the many bottles and cakes that are trotted out to celebrating guests, and an average of 25,000 light batons are passed out to party patrons to illuminate the dance floor.

    • Fantasy Fridays at LAX With New Lead Singer Jaime Lynch

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      L.V. outlasts L.A.

      Though the club is a long way from Los Angeles, it was originally an export of the wildly popular L.A. club of the same name. LAX at the Luxor has long outlived its Hollywood iteration, which closed just a few months after the Las Vegas location opened.

    • Redman and Method Man at LAX

      Redman and Method Man host and perform at LAX in the Luxor on Saturday, June 8, 2013. Launch slideshow »

      From goth to contemporary

      With its plush party vibe, it’s easy to forget that the club once went for a darker, more gothic feel – the DJ booth on the main stage was originally darker and more enclosed, decorated with mid-century pillar candles and glass barricade. While the club still boasts a dramatic, modern-day opera design, LAX was overhauled and upgraded in 2010 to give it a more contemporary feel, providing clubgoers with a clearer view of the DJs, artists and celebrities who take the stage.

    • Britney Spears on ‘Good Morning America’

      Sam Champion of ABC’s “Good Morning America” interviews Britney Spears at Jean Dry Lake Bed in Jean, Nev., early Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.

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      It’s Britney, b*tch!

      Britney Spears may be Las Vegas’ newest headliner, but she was making headlines of a different kind when she hosted LAX’s grand opening in 2007, her first appearance after a slate of very public personal dramas (and ill-advised haircuts) that year.

    • F*** Me, I’m Famous! at LAX

      Cathy and David Guetta's debut party of F*** Me I'm Famous! at LAX at the Luxor on March 26, 2011. Launch slideshow »

      ‘F*** Me, I'm Famous!’

      Las Vegas staple David Guetta’s popular Ibiza-based “F*** Me, I’m Famous!” party has been making the international rounds since he dropped his club mix of the same name in 2003; the party – co-hosted with his wife, Cathy – made its Las Vegas debut at LAX in 2011, complete with flying acrobats and loads of neon lights.

    • 888 Poker Party at Savile Row

      The 888 Poker party at Savile Row at LAX in the Luxor on July 7, 2011. Launch slideshow »

      Mixology what?

      Mixology may drive the pulse of Las Vegas’ bar scene today, but when LAX’s uber-swank Noir Bar opened in 2007, the craft was relatively unknown. The posh spot helped push booze boundaries by serving up mixologist Ken Hall’s unique cocktail creations, such as the peanut butter and jelly martini. Though the bar closed (to become another mixology hotspot, Savile Row), its legacy lives on in drink menus across the Strip.

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