Family Photo Boston

April 23rd, 2011

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Photos by Lia Holland:


  • Amanda Chomen

    looks like a blast! my boyfriend and i had tickets since december got turned away at the door because we “appeared intoxicated”… but we're so glad everyone had a raging time 🙂

    • Amanda Chomen

      p.s. see ya at bisco anyways!

    • bassfreak

      this is why i didnt waste my time with the FUCKING HoB…nectar PLEASE, never hit this venue up ever again…like its a concert, obviously people will be intoxicated

      i literally had someone offer me a free ticket and i declined, fuck this venue, i want absolutely nothing to do with it

      after nectar in portland, at the afterparty we had like a 10 minute conversation with a bunch of people and its unanimous, even people in maine fucking hate the venue

      instead of the HoB hit up club royale or maybe even the paradise (its bigger now), or just skip boston and play in NoHo where the real partying goes down…or maybe a basscenter 3 at the garden lol

      and i feel you on bisco, def hitting that shit up…they dont give a shit how fucked up you are

      • Wow, glad to see you are back to your usual self bassfreak! You don't see Amanda getting this pissed off and she was the one who got turned away! Not defending HoB, but seriously dude, it's a bit early on a Monday for sure untethered rage… 🙂

        • Amanda Chomen

          I mean i'm pretty pissed off but it's really nobody's fault (except maybe our own, according to security). it definitely could have been much worse, I just wish we at least got inside. oh well, now we're even more pumped for camp 🙂

        • bassfreak

          ill say it now and ill say it again, anytime the HoB comes up in conversation im gonna shit on it…its an awful venue, pure and simple, just thinking about it pisses me off

          part of the reason im pissed is cuz im never gonna be able to see nectar in boston again (which is an awesome city for dubstep) bc he plays a shit venue nobody likes, so many people have completely boycotted it…i mean the only reason it sold out so early in january is bc scalpers bought tickets so fast cuz its such a commercialized venue

          • like i said i wanna do Bassnectar's BOSTON TEA PARTY and set up shop on the “Haahhhbahh”
            it is hella tough to get permits, and nearly impossible to have unrestricted volume, but we will try for next year

            I still thought the HOB show was incredible, i loved every second of it, and it is the only place i know of in Boston currently to gather 3000 Bass Heads in one room and pump massive sound into their bodies 🙂

            Also, a word of advice: some venues are more strict than others, and some security is more strict than others

            I OFFICIALLY RECCOMEND THIS:

            If you want to enjoy a show unmolested by security, then instead of viewing them as dicks, view them as dude's with a very very difficult job, who are attempting to keep control over a huge crowd, whose MISSION it is to lose their minds. Think about that. Our MISSION is to let go and go bonkers. And this handful of people is charged with keeping everyone safe. So don't expect them to pass out easter eggs and give you a neck massage, just do as they say, don't fuckin start trouble, and be respectful. I am always respectful as hell to security, cuz even if they come across as harsh, they are trying to keep you safe and do their job. That does not excuse everything they do (NOT AT ALL, and there is always a bad apple) but i do know that if you make a point of doing as they say, then they leave you alone and you can rage.

            Good luck!
            L

          • Dunwody

            YES! I second that fully.
            We do everything we can to explain to security how we want them to treat our fans, but the absolute best way to affect security at shows, is by thanking them. When I used to go to shows back in the day, when my hair was long and so were my shorts, I would come in and thank the ticket takers, the security, the bathroom attendants. I felt it was my responsibility to help the scene and the perception people had of it. After shows our whole crew goes around and thanks as many people as we can. Do your part by clobbering these people with kindness. If you help them, they will do a better job of helping the whole party, and next time we come back they might even be excited to have us.

          • Amanda Chomen

            even though we didn't get to rage with you guys our friends who got in still had their minds BLOWN, which was good enough for me. but i only heard great things about the show, we're just bummed we missed out on it. next time!

          • bassfreak

            i am not shitting you when i say i have worked security at sporting and concert venues for the last 3-4 years, i think (not 100% sure) i could actually probly work at the HoB through my company if i really wanted to,,,any venue in boston hosted by live nation i can work at

            as a security guard, the way i see it, im not there to be a buzzkill, some security guards take shit WAY too seriously…for 8 or 9$ an hour idk why anyone would go above and beyond their job just to be a dick and fuck someone over…its not like im gonna get paid more money cuz i kicked some kid out for being messed up…the way i see it, im there for 2 main reasons, to make sure things run smoothly and theres no fights or violence (unless its a metal show and theres a pit) and to make sure nobody is getting hurt…when i pat people down im looking for one thing, weapons

            these people take things way too serious…i mean they check you head to toe like your at a fucking airport, its a concert, chill out…one venue i work at is gillette stadium where the new england patriots play, there we have to worry about fucking terrorist attacks, something a small venue like the HoB does not have to worry about at all. our NFL sanctioned patdowns are not nearly as in depth as the HoB…they just take things way too serious as a company, and i know its not just the security workers, its obviously the rules cuz the employees have to follow them, but it also comes down to the point of discretion, you dont have to bust everyone if you dont want to…i will only stop people if they are being obnoxious as fuck and at the point where they are so drunk they cant even walk, i obviously dont know the whole story with amanda here, but i doubt she was at that level, at the HoB they are just being dicks, cuz they can be…they are bored at work so they look for things to do and people to kick out, thats not what security should be doing, their goal is to make a concert or sporting event a smoothly run operation and for the people to enjoy their experience, not to make excuses to kick people out, like what good does that do? (unless they are being beligerent as fuck, etc etc)

            when it comes down to it, a lot of security are just pissed of rejects who wanted to be cops but couldnt cuz they are too stupid or not qualified, and they take their anger out when they are working, this is a VERY true statement (im def not one of them)

            i know what your trying to say, but these people take things way too serious…these kind of people think its fun to kick people out, to have power and execute it…it has nothing to do with trying to make a concert a more enjoyable experience

            like ive said before, i literally have had a friend in the back of the floor level minding his own business at a rusko show and just absolutely getting down (this kid has some serious dance moves) and a security guard walked up to him and said he had to leave because (and i quote) because he was “dancing too hard”…FUCK the HoB

            i know you probly dont see it this way, but a lot of boston heads see it as a kick in the balls when you play that venue, people arent willing to hit up this venue even for a RAGING show like yours, like seriously think about it that way…look up venues like club royale or calvin theater in NoHo…like i know u wanna get a lot of heads in at your shows and the HoB is like the only place to do that, but shit, it kills me when u play that venue

            PS – a bahston hahba show would be wicked pissah lolz

          • Amanda Chomen

            we were not belligerent WHAT so ever. we were quiet and minding our own business, waiting in line with a bunch of friends who were 21+. as soon as security saw them pull out their id’s to buy wrist bands (and we didn’t) they grabbed us and asked to smell our breath. we weren’t trying to drink in the show, we weren’t drinking in line and we didn’t even have anything on us. i wouldn’t be upset if i knew i was acting out of control.

            needless to say it was one horrible situation, and now we know for the future… but everyone who went in had a fucking AMAZING time and that’s all that matters 🙂

          • thats fuckin horrible.

            you should write up a complaint and i will personally send it to the venue’s manager.

            L

          • man i cannot take responsibility if someone sees what i am doing as a kick in the balls.

            taking the purest intention and twisting them into a disrespectful act is PURELY wrong, and i cannot help someone if they see me pouring my heart out and choose to take offense when none is intended.

            That show at the HOB was the bomb, i loved it. Sorry if you want to complain and moan about everything dood.

            maybe yu can work security at our next show, and show everybody how its done
            🙂

          • Summer (:

            i liked that comment solely because you said “dood”

          • Dunwody

            We will continue to influence security and their treatment of our fans as much as we can. We will continue to seek out independent venues and locations where we can go balls out in a safe and secure way. I'd love to hear some positive suggestions coming from the bassfreak. We are fighting a very tough battle with ticket companies, scalpers, venues, security etc, and on every point we converse in an open and transparent way with our fans. Where in Boston is there a large venue, not in contract with ticketmaster, not owned by live nation, with no DB limit, and friendly to concert goers? Also if you know how to combat scalpers please let us know, but that game is as old as any around and I have yet to see anyone be able to stop it. We very much want you to see Bassnectar in Boston again.

      • Amanda Chomen

        yes! i had very long conversations with everyone else in line (while attempting – and failing to get back in). there were a whole group of us in the back of the line just trying to figure out how to get in.

        of course we left after having security threaten to call the cops on us?….seriously?

        we are still pretty upset, bassnectar is our fav and it was our first show together. we came from ct and had a room and everything all set up… but we're just going to have to rage that much harder at bisco 😉

        definitely never EVER returning to the HoB.

  • Carolyn

    This show was sooooooo amazing. Thank you so much for coming! I COULD NOT believe you played Salvador Dali's Destino in the background, that was such a highlight for me.

  • like i said i wanna do Bassnectar's BOSTON TEA PARTY and set up shop on the “Haahhhbahh”
    it is hella tough to get permits, and nearly impossible to have unrestricted volume, but we will try for next year

    I still thought the HOB show was incredible, i loved every second of it, and it is the only place i know of in Boston currently to gather 3000 Bass Heads in one room and pump massive sound into their bodies 🙂

    Also, a word of advice: some venues are more strict than others, and some security is more strict than others

    I OFFICIALLY RECCOMEND THIS:

    If you want to enjoy a show unmolested by security, then instead of viewing them as dicks, view them as dude's with a very very difficult job, who are attempting to keep control over a huge crowd, whose MISSION it is to lose their minds. Think about that. Our MISSION is to let go and go bonkers. And this handful of people is charged with keeping everyone safe. So don't expect them to pass out easter eggs and give you a neck massage, just do as they say, don't fuckin start trouble, and be respectful. I am always respectful as hell to security, cuz even if they come across as harsh, they are trying to keep you safe and do their job. That does not excuse everything they do (NOT AT ALL, and there is always a bad apple) but i do know that if you make a point of doing as they say, then they leave you alone and you can rage.

    Good luck!
    L

  • pinkerstar

    my friend and i had such an amazing time at your concert. my essence is still buzzing from your intricate sounds and mind blowing visuals. your shows inspire me to true to myself and live life to the fullest everyday. words cannot explain the feeling your music and style give me except for that it sets me free. thank you for all you do. counting down the days until i'm embraced by bass again

  • BassFace

    Lorin, you need to release your gemini pure imagination remix and the cranberries one for download. Absolutely epic show thanks for a great performance!

  • pinkerstar

    i wish i could bottle up and experience you everyday. i am watching videos of your concert in boston at the house of blues and want to rewind my life back one week. exactly one week ago from this moment my whole essence was embraced by you. i want to live in the bliss of bassnectar and the purest forms of absolute chaos in happiness.