Last year was my first experience seeing Bassnectar for New Years Eve. And since that moment, I couldn’t imagine ever spending my New Years Eve any other way.
He has always done a 360 set for New Years Eve, which was him playing in the middle of the venue. This year he decided not to do a 360 set. He played to 22,000 people in a one level underground setting at Georgia World Congress Center. The venue was massive, as was the crowd.
I was surrounded by my best friends and the love of my life. It can’t get much better than that when you’re celebrating the end of a really good year and bringing in a brand new year.
One of the things I love most about Bassnectar curated events is that so many people come from all over to see this man, so I get to see friends I’ve made all over the country that I don’t normally get to see.
The other thing I love most about Bassnectar curated events is what he puts into it. His festival shows are great, but there is this feeling at his own events that you can’t get anywhere else. The moment he steps onto the stage, the energy in the entire room changes. It’s beautiful. You wouldn’t know what I’m talking about unless you have experienced it yourself.
I can only imagine the amount of hours that go into creating his sets. He always has a message. So not only is he creating a set, he’s sending a message throughout the entire show through his music and visuals.
My favorite part of this years New Years Eve set was when he played Other Worlds from part 2 of his new album Reflective. It is such a beautiful song, and he had such beautiful visuals to go along with it. He had the words “Do You Image, You Can Get Away” displayed on the screens. I had chills throughout the entire song.
He played Breathless at midnight and of course, I got my New Years Eve kiss.
I hope everyone had a wonderful and happy New Years Eve!