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Neon Carnival : Releasing Your Inner Child

Celebrities, media, tastemakers,and industry insiders went to the desert to ring in Coachella but also to attend many of the hottest parties and retreats to prep for the long haul of the weekend. 

After a long day at the festival everyone, literally EVERYONE headed to the famous Landmark Aviation at Desert Resorts Airport to ring in the 6th Annual Neon Carnival. Paper Magazine presented this year’s event along with partners Pac Sun, “Dope” the movie, and Tequila Don Julio.In addition to the traditional Neon Carnival games and activities guests enjoy each year, PacSun created a custom game specifically for the event and will be offered guests the chance to win prizes from some of PacSun’s top brands. Tequila Don Julio will be served up specialty cocktails from the Airstream Speakeasy. 

Needing no introduction Neon Carnival has year after year served as a getaway to where attendees can let lose and dance on the dance floor, ride your favorite carnival rides, or win your sweetheart some prizes. 

This year¹s event was presented by Paper Magazine along with partners Pac Sun, ³Dope² the movie, and Tequila Don JulioThis year Neon Carnival was hotter than ever with some of Hollywoods biggest name attending followed by a line full of hopefuls. Leonardo Dicaprio, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown and Scott Eastwood.  Aaron Paul was one of the first to arrive and made a b-line to the VIP area with wife Lauren Parsekian, where it then became a celeb fueled dance party with Kellan Lutz, Josh Henderson and Scott Eastwood.

Other notable attendees included: Alessandra Ambrosio, Jamie Chung,  Bryan Greenberg. Jared Followill of Kings of Leon and wife Martha Patterson,  Patrick Schwarzenegger, MUSE, Julianne Hough, Joe Jonas, Dylan Penn, Zoe Kravitz, Ashley Greene, Laura Prepon, Jack Falahee, Matt McGorry, Michael Pena,Paris and Nicky Hilton, Hilary Duff, Sarah Hyland, Alexander Wang, Taryn Manning, Christina Milian, Stacy Keibler, Brody Jenner, Shannon Leto, River Viiperi, Michelle Trachtenberg, Blake Anderson, Jessica Szohr, Charlie and Max Carver, Chanel Iman, Amber Rose, Shawn Pyfrom, Madeline Brewer, Holland Roden, Emily Ratajkowski, Atlanta DeCadenet, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, Simon Rex, Mehcad Brooks, Claire Holt, Geoff Stults, Tara Reid, Katherine Hughes, Chris and Danny Masterson, Mark Ballas, Dorothy Wang, Jeff Gordon,Ethan Suplee, Lukas Haas, Steve Tisch, Robin Antin, Taylor Spreitler and Tommy Lee. 

Just because he's an A-lister does not mean he has to be shy when it comes to busting out the moves on the dance floor! Leonardo DiCaprio, Kellan Lutz, Josh Henderson, Scott Eastwood were all seen getting down on the dance floor a time or two.  

DJ Sets by DJ PolitikJesse MarcoKayper and DJ Ruckus were on deck for the evening. DJ Ruckus hyped up the crowd and brought out surprise guest A-Trak who closed out the night with his hip-hop inspired set. Not wrapping till about 4:30 AM this party somehow gets bigger and better each and every year. It's not an understatement when I say I can not WAIT till next years' Neon Carnival! 

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