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Leonardo DiCaprio, Kourtney Kardashian Rave at Neon Carnival 2018

The most recognized Coachella-adjacent image to emerge from the desert every year is one of Neon Carnival, the late-night amusement park that draws celebrities, ravers and wannabes — often the descriptors are mutually exclusive — to the wilds of Thermal, Calif., another desert town in the Coachella Valley, about 30 miles from the festival grounds.
In its ninth year, the event moved to a new location at the Hits Desert Horse Park with returning presenter Levi’s. The denim giant provided shuttles to and from the festival, where Beyoncé closed out the evening with a nearly two-hour show. The event officially opened at 10 p.m. but the lion’s share of VIPs, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Kourtney Kardashian, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Nina Dobrev, Jamie Foxx, Alexander Wang, Hailey Baldwin, Chance the Rapper, Daniel Kaluuya, Jhené Aiko, Post Malone, French Montana, The Chainsmokers, Odell Beckham Jr., Tyga, Christina Milian, Taylor Hill, Candice Swanepoel, Tony Goldwyn, Teyana Taylor, Martin Garrix, Alessandra Ambrosio and Patrick Schwarzenegger, arrived post-Bey.
The fair was a mass of careening bodies, often clad in shorts and fringed jackets or clubwear. (There were even a few high-cut, one-piece bathing suits in the crowd — no doubt styled for the all-important Ferris-wheel-in-the-background shot.) The desert thirst was

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