Posted Tue, Oct 16, 2012 by The Mittani
My advice to anyone attending future Eve Vegas events is to make damn certain that you have proper dress. You can get anywhere you need to go in Vegas with dress shoes, jeans, and an untucked button-down shirt, yet a number of more stereotypical spaceship nerds got turned away from the clubs because they brought ratty sneakers and t-shirts despite being warned in advance about the realities of Vegas dress codes. You should also bring a swimsuit or shorts that will function as such. Don't bother overloading your bags with toiletries; just buy sunscreen and the other necessities at the many Walgreens that litter the strip, then toss them when you're done; I managed the weekend with one messenger's bag for 'luggage', the kind that can fit under an airplane seat rather than needing to go in an overhead bin. Travel ultralight to Vegas and you dodge 90% of the awkwardness of being a tourist. And if you absolutely must gamble, stick to craps, poker, or blackjack.
Eve Vegas has been an event in its infancy, slowly growing from a poorly-organized shindig in the backroom of a ratty casino towards a classier, well-run event at the midmarket Paris. As the size and administration of the event has grown, so too have the parties and insanity surrounding the event developed. Vegas 2012 was unmissable, but I’m already looking forward to Vegas 2013 - which should be a particularly good year for Eve parties, with 2013 being the 10 Year Anniversary of Eve itself.