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… Continue reading Happy New Year 2012 from Weho!
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.
See the soundcheck of Ultra Nate preparing for the big big New Years Eve event at the Parliament House in Orlando. We uploaded the video on Youtube. The Parliament House does it big time on NYE with a big firework show at Midnight and a performance from a Studio 54 diva.
If you are planning on attending a New Year’s celebration and drinking (no telling what else), you may want to take a few precautions to lessen your chances of starting the New Year with an alcohol-related hangover. Those of you who are not professional alcoholics like me the best way to keep a clear head is not to drink at all and to be the designated driver for your crazy drink friends. But that takes the fun out of New Year’s Eve. Keep in mind that alcohol is a strong toxin to both the liver and the nervous system, and it irritates the upper digestive tract and urinary system as well. Blah Blah Blah… If you do drink, Dr. Weil wants you to remember:
1. Moderation is the best way to avoid hangovers – make sure to pace yourself.
2. Eat food if you have more than a drink or two.
3. Avoid dehydration (and cut down on alcohol intake) by drinking as much water as possible while you’re drinking alcohol.
4. Take a B-complex vitamin supplement plus extra thiamine (100 mg) to counter the B-vitamin depletion caused by alcohol.
5. Choose beverages that are “cleaner.” Some distilled beverages are rich in types of alcohol called congeners – toxic impurities that can greatly add to your woes. Bourbon, rum and cognac are particularly dirty, while vodka, which is just pure alcohol and water, is the cleanest.
Basically get over to Whole Foods now and prepare for your fun night out. NYE is on a Friday this year so stock up because you may need those B Vitamins Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Funday.
Since we are the Official Gay New Year’s Eve Blog make sure you read our other NYE posts or we will punch you in the face and give you a hangover! Happy New Years 2011!
The big big club night of the year is just a few days away. If you have not booked a hotel or a flight yet you might can still do so. Make sure you book it close to the bars and clubs you plan on ending up at so there is no drinking and driving involved. My favorite hotels are the ones next to the bars/clubs if its possible. Use our search tool to find the best rates.
A New Years celebration in the desert or one in the big city?
The Palm Springs Desert party includes two parties with two incredible DJ’s all taking place in one beautiful location at legendary 24-acre Palm Springs Riviera Hotel & Resort. The Riviera Palm Springs is located just 5 minutes from downtown Palm Springs.
FRIDAY, December 31st – NEW YEARS EVE, DJ KIMBERLY S. (9PM – 5AM)
SATURDAY, January 1st – DJ MANNY LEHMAN (9PM – 4AM) Riviera Grand Ballroom
Planning for New Years in NYC to bring in 2011? Club 57 Presents The Second Annual Black & White Ball – FornabaioVoss and Josh Wood join forces again for NYC’s most elaborate New Years Eve. The Perry Twins and performers to be announced for The State-of-the-art three level bash in a beautiful gothic-revival synagogue built in 1849.
Spend NY’s Eve in 3-D near Times Square- Pacha, a club in New York is about to “boldly go where no party has gone before”: Beyond the flat planes of the everyday and into 3D! The 30,000-square-foot megaclub is hosting the World’s First 3D New Year’s Party this December 31, just blocks from Times Square – aka the center of the global New Year’s universe. The “Tron” inspired event will feature 3D light shows and custom visuals broadcast on state of the art LED video walls and Pacha’s network of high-definition flat screens. Music will be provided by the city’s top DJs, Boris and Chriss Vargas.
The biggest and last night of the year comes and you have to make sure it is planned out way in advance to save money on hotels, air, and advance purchase of your event tickets. If you are going to a club you should always get those tickets at least the night before so you can avoid big lines before the countdown at midnight. It is always a stressful night for me because its hard to get out before 12 sometimes and on this night you have to be out around 10 or so to enjoy the countdown and it not be stressful.
There are only a few confirmed DJ’s we know of so far and we will list them here when we get them in. If you have a party, performer, or DJ performing at your club or venue let us know so we can put it on this sticky thread.
Dallas, TX – Seth Cooper spinning at Club One (Excuses)
Los Angeles – New Year’s Masterbeat XI – The schedule consists of Thursday, December 30 with DJ Tracy Young at Circus Disco to get you all warmed up for the big weekend. Rosabel headlines the New Year’s Eve at the Mayan Theater where you will see a memorable countdown party begins at 9pm and goes on until 6am then moves into First Dance Afterhours at the Music Box Theater with DJ Brett Hendrichsen from 4am until Noon. Maybe you need some Rehab or some Sleep or just some Recovery after this with Paulo and DJ Alyson Calagna at the Factory for the Saturday Jan 1st party 9pm to 8am. VIP Weekend passes are $150 right now for all events.
New Orleans – Bourbon Pub Parade – Lydia Prim?
Orlando, FL – Parliament House – one of my favorite spots for New Years since it will be warm and their amazing firework show and performances outside by the pool. No mention of DJs or performers yet.
Spend New Years sipping champagne with Lady Gaga? I do not see her booked this year like she was in Miami to kick this year in good luck but that may because she may host some private event in Vegas or something you never know what will come up so keep checking back to this thread/post.
If you recall that last year that New Years eve came on a Thursday night which was good to have extend the weekend one night but yet people had to take off work one extra day. This year it will fall on a Friday which means you can book Friday through Sunday night of parties and go a little cheaper than the added Thursday last year.
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Orlando put on a star-powered new years weekend this year. Starting out we had Abagail performing her all new song ‘Forever Young’ which was a great performance by the Parliament House poolside stage. The footlight players also did some shows at the Phouse and then the DJ kicked up the notch to spin the year’s hottest music with some mixes that were new to the NYE revelers.
The weather was just perfect from Orlando during New Years night because it was warm to be able to walk around on the patio and pool area. This was the day before the cold front came in. Admission was $20 which is not too bad for a New Years with performances plus the club was 18 to enter all weekend long so all could join.
The phouse did a firework show and countdown at midnight and kicked the year off right. Not too sure what went on after that because they served alcohol until 3am instead of the normal bar closing of 2am then dancing went on until 4am. If you can remember anything after 3am with the strong drinks inside that place then you can handle your alcohol better than me!
It was great to see Abagail on stage again for the first time in years. We wish her luck with her new single coming out and hope to see more shows from her. She looked hot up there rocking it on stage.
Revolution, Pulse, and Savoy all had busy New Years Eve parties as well. Pulse followed New Years with a Lady Gaga Look-a-Like contest and it was the busiest I have seen that place in sometime. There were many Lady Gaga’s walking around and I think the real one could have been there.