Haute Event: Deadmau5 Kicks Off His Residency, and Birthday, at XS

Deadmau5 receives a proclamation from the city of Las Vegas declaring Jan. 2 Daudmau5 Day from XS managing partner Jesse Waits.

To say 2012 is off to a great start for electronic dance music phenomenon deadmau5 might be an understatement. Last night, the iconic artist headed to Las Vegas for a trifecta of celebrations: his birthday, the launch of his exclusive 2012 residency with Wynn Las Vegas at XS Nightclub, and perhaps most notable, Mayor Carolyn Goodman proclaiming it officially “deadmau5 Day” in the city of Las Vegas.

Deadmau5, also known as Joel Zimmerman, arrived at the prestigious nightclub just before midnight and the XS staff took over the mic to lead thousands of club-goers in serenading him with “Happy Birthday.” Twenty beautiful cocktail servers marched on stage with a five-tier cake, created by Las Vegas bakery Gimme Some Sugar. Each tier had an iconic theme from the residency announcement where deadmau5 attempted several jobs around Wynn Resorts, including lifeguard and golf caddie, before finding he was best suited performing at XS.

Just before his set, XS co-owner and managing partner Jesse Waits presented deadmau5 with the official proclamation on behalf of Mayor Goodman as confetti cannons exploded into the crowd. Deadmau5 took the mic and expressed his disbelief in having a day in his honor as his devoted fans erupted in excitement. He immediately jumped behind the booth to kick off his partnership, which will include several dates throughout the year at XS and Encore Beach Club. He played until the early hours of the morning, jumping on top of the booth to excite the crowd and even popping a 15-liter bottle of bubbly for the occasion.

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