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Photos: America’s Best DJ Kaskade leads XS’ fifth-anniversary celebration

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Danny Mahoney / XS

John Wood, senior executive director of VIP services; Ronn Nicolli, executive director of nightlife marketing; Jesse Waits, managing partner; DJ Kaskade; Yannick Mugnier, executive director of nightlife operations; and Eric White, assistant GM attend the fifth-anniversary celebration of XS on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Encore.

XS Fifth Anniversary With Kaskade

The fifth-anniversary celebration of XS with DJ Kaskade on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Encore. Launch slideshow »

More than 7,000 guests passed through the doors of XS in Steve Wynn’s Encore last weekend as the mega-club celebrated five years as one of the top nightclubs on the Strip and in the world.

EDM fans, locals, visitors and friends of the hotspot packed the indoor-outdoor venue Saturday night as Kaskade, the reigning America’s Best DJ and the only multiple winner of the annual award, led the celebration.

As the clock neared 1 a.m., XS came to a roar as Kaskade jumped onstage and let his music take over the dance floor as a balloon drop fell onto partygoers. Kaskade took photographs with the five executives who have been involved with XS since its doors opened.

Surrounding an XS-themed cake, the team was all smiles as they raised a glass: John Wood, senior executive director of VIP services; Ronn Nicolli, executive director of nightlife marketing; Jesse Waits, managing partner; Yannick Mugnier, executive director of nightlife operations; and Eric White, assistant GM.

The cake by Gimme Some Sugar included features at XS, including gold torso sculptures seen behind the bars and gold pillars. In its fifth year, XS continues to feature major EDM acts in residencies and is continuously noted as the top-grossing nightclub by Nightclub & Bar’s Top 100.

Waits talked with Sun A&E reporter Andrea Domanick before the fifth-anniversary night with Kaskade. Thanks to Danny Mahoney of XS for his photo gallery of the celebration.

Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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