By Candies Deezy Liu (@candiesdeezyliu)
What is a better way of ringing in the new year than America’s biggest NYE dance celebration? On December 30th and 31st, the two-night dance party brought tens of thousands of people far and wide to Denver’s Convention Center to bid farewell to 2017 and blast off into the City Beyond Tomorrow into 2018. The countdown into the new year was accompanied by an epic balloon drop as partygoers cheered, kissed, and danced into 2018. As always, Decadence brings an indulgent experience of music, entertainment, dance, party people, mesmerizing decor, and an all-around good time with each year more epic than the last. Global Dance, AEG Presents, and Live Nation Concerts Present Decadence bringing its “Citizens” the biggest names in EDM.
Decadence has always been known to push the limits, as far as talent, production, and concept. It’s an unforgettable experience that transcends our realms of time and reality as we know it. The Convention Center was transformed into a futuristic utopia with multiple stages each bumping an amazing lineup including Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Borgore, Diplo, Gramatik, Morgan Paige, Porter Robinson, RÜFÜS DU SOL, The Floozies, Troyboi, Zedd, and more. Throughout the years, Decadence has turned into a revolution, making history with the future in mind.
A plethora of various sorts of entertainment surrounded the stages, each a spectacle more spectacular than the next. The lights and decor alone were enough to catch and hold your attention. Interesting and charming vendors were scattered about, selling anything from phone battery packs to dope rave gear. In the midst of the musical utopian paradise and two stages, the Cyber District hosted a revolutionary silent disco where people danced silently to the music in their blue, green, or red lit up headphones. Each color was a different “station” from one of the three DJs spinning into their corresponding colored headsets.
As always, Decadence was an EDM paradise, with glowing trees, bumping music, futuristically themed decor, and more than 70 artists. Epic events like these always require more than one defining element. Decadence is a complete equation that makes the perfect lightening storm, one that you would gladly dance into.
All photos courtesy of Sean Hartgrove
Without skipping a beat, Global’s next event will be the Global Dub Festival ft. Ganja White Night / Zomboy at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in May, and we can never forget Global Dance Festival for Summer of 2018.
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