Las Vegas Midnight Forever NYE 2023


With so many New Year’s Eve events…

…under my belt dating back since 1995, the big ones are becoming less and less appealing as my days are slowly passing me by.  This past NYE 2023, I originally had plans to visit Disneyland but due to its overwhelming demand, I resorted to Plan B for Forever Midnight in Las Vegas by InsomniacForever Midnight was actually two events happening in two cities, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, on December 30th and 31st where [not all] artists performing in one city for night-1, would then travel to the other city for New Year’s Eve such as Fisher, Green Velvet, Solomun and Sofi Tukker just to name a few.

Taking place right outside of the Resorts World Las Vegas, Forever Midnight featured two covered stages hosted by Factory 93 and Club Space ranging from techno, progressive and tech-house.  Upon arriving to the event for night-1 via the Skydeck entrance, I was somewhat underwhelmed with the energy and its attendance.  Given that it was Las Vegas and a stellar line up, I had higher expectation but nonetheless, the highlight of the night was Solomun and Sofi Tukker’s DJ set as she beautifully sang Sacrifice and had the crowd sway back and forth to the chorus.  On the other hand, night-2 was as I expected with a massive crowd as it was NYE 2023 with Green Velvet, Fisher and John Summit, however it was extremely cold in the 40s making it difficult to fully enjoy the night.

Honestly, I did not think Forever Midnight in Las Vegas lived to its expectation since there are other options to do in Vegas for NYE, and especially with this event being held outside, the coldness did not help its case.

Overall, this was my first time in Las Vegas for NYE and probably my last and if the opportunity arises to attend Forever Midnight in the future, I will probably look to Los Angeles.

-Jawn Gee