LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Labor Day weekend is finally here — and one of the main events in Las Vegas is a brand-new music festival, which kicked off Saturday night.
The “Lost in Dreams” music festival was a real party at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, filled with dance beats and flashing lights. But in order to get in on all the action, attendees had to show either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.
Fans flock to the first-ever “Lost in Dreams” music festival.
“It’s one of the things I’ve been looking forward to,” attendee Luis Cruz said.
Wearing their best festival gear, attendees witnessed unique sights and sounds Saturday night at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. Organizers say the three-stage event, put on by Insomniac, delivers an immersive experience like no other. But before enjoying the dubstep and dance tracks, everyone had to show proof that they have gotten their first vaccine dose, or they had to show a negative COVID test no more than 72 hours prior to the show.
“You would have to show your card,” Cruz said.
Organizers in blue shirts checked for the documentation at the gates before attendees were allowed on the festival grounds. Attendees say they were willing to do whatever it took to enjoy the festival.
“I think that it’s really important that we all take these precautions, necessary precautions and if everybody gets on the same boat, then we can have more events like this in the future,” Cruz said.
Most people agree it is a simple step to take to feel more protected.
“It is a big event, and we all want to be safe, and we all want everyone to be healthy, so I’m totally fine with it,” said attendee Samantha Sovaje.
Attendee Leslie Tsuruoka added, “I’ve been vaccinated, so I mean, you know, the safer the better, that’s what I say.”
While the festival feels like a sense of normalcy has returned, some attendees point out we are not out of the woods yet.
“We’re still technically in a pandemic, so we have to make sure that everybody’s safe,” Cruz said.
“Lost in Dreams” kicked off at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and continued until 2:00 a.m. Sunday.