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Where will all the gays be celebrating New Years Eve for 2014? Certainly not in one place as it is one of the biggest club nights of the year and there are huge events going on in NYC, LA, Miami, and more!
GENESIS featuring DJ Paulo, Tracy Young, and Blue in Miami Beach.
Krave Nightclub in Vegas is always a big bet to bring in the New Year- Although they posted on Facebook that due to circumstances beyond our control (we need to dot some more “I’s” and cross some more “Ts”) we sadly are not able to host ages 18 & up parties until after the New Year! But hang in there you sexy beasts, we will continue to work day and night to get all of the proper official approvals. We are very sorry for the inconvenience. So plan on being 21 and up for the Krave New Years party which is most of these party on the list!
Parliament House Orlando is one of my favorites for NYE but last year they really dropped the ball. It ruined my beginning of the year when the power went out and I didn’t even get a free drink out of it. Shame on you Phouse!! This year they are one of the only 18 and up clubs to bring in the new year. (more…)
New Years’ Eve is the biggest club night of the year and it is guaranteed to come with a HIGH level of drama. You can only imagine paying $20 to get in a club to see a performance and the power go out and you miss the entire thing. You might be on a date, have planned this for months. or have paid expensive flights to get to this big year countdown. Amber was the performer who was supposed to be on stage right after the clock struck Midnight and following fireworks. Amber is a club diva of many years so she knows how to do a show that has problems so she still came through and did an amazing performance after all. We thought it was Epic with Darcel Stevens the host of the night who had two flashlights on Amber while she was singing with no lights only sounds. The security team and all the other drag queens who had performed earlier were also out on stage with flashlights aimed at Amber. It was really neat how all this worked out.
The crazy thing is that the lights were out inside the club as well so there was no one inside dancing anymore. Dancefloor was empty and everyone went outside under the moonlight until the power went back on. You could make it over to the bar but you had to pay cash unless you already had a tab open. The power came back on during one of Amber’s bigger hits and it was the high point of the night. You can see from the video below.
Two other large parties going on for New Years’ Eve 2013 are going on in Miami this year. One of them is ran by DJ Tracy Young and another is DJ Hector Fonseca and DJ Abel. It may be a tough choice but one party is guaranteed a muscle only event called Salvation. If they say the muscles are bigger they mean they are bigger.
Madrid’s Hottest Party Makes its Miami Beach Debut at Dream Nightclub for NYE Weekend with DJ Hector Fonseca. The Pre-sale tickets are actually sold out but there are a limited number of tickets at the miamibeach2013 website. As you can see even Paris Hilton is advertising for them on the SuperMartXé World Tour which will take place that night and looks to be a limited capacity VIP event. This VIP event with porn stars starts the Sunday before NYE and goes on until 5am Monday morning. Dream Nightclub is located at 1532 Washington Ave, Miami Beach.
Let’s hope the World does not come to and end and we get to celebrate the 31st into the 1st without dealing with drama from the 21st. If we are not living in bunkers then here is a list of some of the hottest gay, bi, transgender NYE Events across the country.
Our bets are on the nice, warm weather in Orlando to close out 2012 and bring in the new year! This party will take place at the Holiday Wonderland decorated huge patio and inside of the Parliament House multiplex starring Amber and Inaya Day over the weekend ending on early Tuesday morning. The Embassy Suites in Downtown Orlando seems to be one of the better deals for this weekend and you can normally Hotwire a good hotel as well.
The next biggest party will take place in LA from the great minds at Masterbeat who will bring you into the new year Circuit style (not Gangnam style). The best place to stay there is the London Hollywood hotel which is similar to a W Hotel or the Ramada off of Santa Monica Blvd. You may also consider staying downtown Los Angeles since that is where two of the bigger events will be held if you do not want to have to take taxis all over (more on this below).
XL Nightclub NYC has Tony Moran djing with a ICE Ball 007 and special midnight performance. Wonder who that will be? Tickets can be pre booked at XLCaberet.com. You can pay with a credit card here and if you have an XL Nightclub card even enjoy more discounts such as 20% off your drinks every time you ring one up.
Krave Massive in Las Vegas opens its big doors and we will finally get to see how big this place really is or if it is all talk. Then again Sharon Needles is performing there and that seems like something we would not want to see AGAIN on such a renewing day as NYE. Also, South Beach and Downtown Miami will be bringing in the NYE EDM Style.
We have been the source for New Years Eve the past several years and do not plan on stopping that tradition. The past few years we have spent the biggest club holiday of the year in LA but this year may have to change it up and go for the warmer Orlando climate at the Parliament House. We realize we should not be mentioning Orlando this week without first saying – Happy Pride! Orlando Pride is just a few weeks away with Debbie Gibson at the Phouse! Then if we live past 12-12-12 and do not get invaded by Romneys, terrorists, aliens, or Mayans perhaps we can make it til’ the end of the year come December 31st which is my favorite night to party. Amber will be rocking the stage of the World Famous Parliament House and they put on THE absolute best New Years Eve show of any club in the world. Not only will you have a fantasy night of fireworks outside near the pool stage but get to see performances of “This is Your Night”, “Sexual”, “Above The Clouds”, “Yes”, “Just Like That”, and was featured on the best movie of all time if you ask me Studio 54 “Starz on 54″. (more…)
Thanks for your support over the years as the official gay blog of New Years’ Eve celebrations. We actually did not attended the Masterbeat party as planned but may join it tonight at Avalon. We did happen to step into Rage last night before the big countdown and had a great time dancing up on the stage. Here you can see the balloon drop at Rage nightclub in West Hollywood. The Rage number one song of 2011 was Rihanna “We Found Love in a Hopeless Place”. Such a perfect song to find love on NYE and there was plenty of that around. It was a great way to bring in the New Year of 2012 and the next morning was not so bad. Brunch at the Poolside of the London West Hollywood with a breathtaking view of the Hollywood hills…
We have been getting hundreds of messages and emails regarding what is going on this year for New Years Eve to bring on the end of time. Well ok, 2012 but same thing! Should we not make this the party event of the decade? There is lot’s going on this year for New Years’ Eve including the annual Masterbeat party in LA which is our pick this time around.
We have selected Masterbeat’s party this year as our events of choice because they are in walking distance on the main night of mayhem and are not downtown at the Mayan anymore which was a hassle the past few years. Who wants to drive all over LA in a cab from Hollywood… not me! This year though the parties will be located in Hollywood and we are stoked!
December 31 – New Years Eve
The End of The World at Hollywood Palladium 6215 W. Sunset from 9pm to 5am
Masterbeat is thrilled to return to the incredible Hollywood Palladium (it has been since 2006) for our main event and the only place to be as the world comes to an end. Home to the world’s largest New Year’s Eve events of over 4000 people for Masterbeat NYE 2005 and 2006, the Hollywood Palladium has hosted the Grammy’s, the Frank Sinatra orchestra, Lawrence Welk show and almost every major rock band in the world as a concert venue. The Masterbeat 2006 New Year’s Eve event was the last event held at the Palladium before it was closed and then purchased by LiveNation for a major renovation, and now the venue hosts concerts and incredible super events to the world’s best DJ’s. Now restored to it’s original glory, Masterbeat will once again transform this one of a kind venue into LA’s own super-club, with the same thundering 4 point line array sound system we custom installed in 2005 and 2006, a full motion lighting and truss system, LED walls and projections, and a few special surprises.
The legendary duo of Rosabel return for their 3rd year as the headlining DJ’s for our main event.
First Dance starting December 31 and on until the New Year January 1st. – Arena Cafe 6655 Santa Monica Blvd from 4am until Noon.
It’s just a few blocks away… and the party will keep on going at one of LA’s hottest afterhours… Arena Cafe. We’re installing an all new sound system just for Masterbeat 2012… and the beats of everyone’s favorite afterhours DJ, Paulo.
Dancing until noon on New Year’s Day – this is the way to ring in the New Year.
Recovery-January 1 at Avalon Hollywood (you know the place that hosts Tigerheat on Thursday nights normally) located at 1735 Vine St or Hollywood and Vine area from 9pm until 6am.
Finally back in the lineup, our world famous closing party returns to Masterbeat 2012 – Recovery at Avalon.
DJ Brett Henrichsen made this event famous in 2007 and 2008, and is excited to return to man the turntables all night and take you on a musical journey from nightfall to dawn on the night of New Year’s Day at one of LA’s hottest clubs.
Monday is an official holiday, so don’t miss your chance to “recover” from the weekend and get one last dance in to celebrate 2012, and the fact that the world (hopefully) still exists.
Deborah Cox and DJ Tracy Young at Mansion South Beach Miami
The next best thing or may be even better who knows… is Deborah Cox and DJ Tracy Young. Yes, having Deborah Cox singing in the New Years’ sounds better than just about anything I know!!! This party will also feature DJ Kidd Madonny for Genesis IX at the Mansion in South Beach, Miami, FL. If only we could be on the east and west coasts at the same time!!
New York, NY
APOCALYPSE: NEW YEARS DAY 2012 @ Pier 94 NYC
Break the Dawn with BORIS Close the Day with VICTOR CALDERONE
More info can be found at apocalypsenye.com.