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The first night of the 2018 iHeartRadio Festival at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas was, by and large, as upbeat and celebratory as intended, although there were a couple of implicitly dramatic moments having to do with how people deal with trauma and loss and move on. There was less emotion through the rest of the four-hour-plus evening although there was “Emotions,” an early peak in the climactic set by Mariah Carey, who was on familiar ground here, having recently wrapped up yet another Vegas residency. Familiarity does not breed any kind of indifference, at least among fellow celebrities, as virtually every performer or presenter Variety surveyed backstage named Carey as the artist they were most excited about seeing on the evening’s bill. When we posed that question to Panic! At the Disco frontman Brendan Urie, he was instantaneous with his answer: “Dude, Mariah! I want to kiss her feet and the ground she walks on. She’s goddess. I want to hear those whistle tones.” He then proceeded to break into a pretty good approximation of those “Emotions” high notes that pierced the hallways. The evening could have just as easily carried a #VegasSilly hashtag, with Rae Sremmurd being about anything but sobriety, and Kygo closing out the bill with a guest-filled DJ set that had Miguel and others emerging for cameos as the crowd dwindled down to a post-Mariah chosen few.