Bass Island Survival Guide

August 10th, 2011

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Greetings Island-Bound Bass Heads!

The conditions are predicted to be extreme in New York City this weekend – extremely loud, extremely bright, extremely fun, and extremely prime for a full-on FULL MOON Bass Festival.
Want to make it in and out alive?

Here is your survival guide!

Survive the island! Read the guide!

WHAT YOU CAN BRING

Sunscreen
Hats
Sunglasses
Costumes
Earplugs
Sombreros
Face Paint
Invisible Ink
A treasure map
Non-professional film and digital cameras
Soft sided, Collapsible chairs, Blankets, beach towels
(2) Factory sealed bottles of water (non-glass containers)
Small backpacks or bags, empty camel backs
Valid Driver’s License for will-call and/or to drink alcohol
Diapers.


What NOT to Bring

Weapons of ANY kind
Fireworks/explosives
Ninja Stars
Illegal Substances
Large coolers
Hard sided coolers
Picnic Baskets
Food of any kind (you can eat outside the gates, just can’t bring it in. There will be food vending onsite.)
Pets
Drunken, Armed Elvis Impersonators
Glass containers of any kind
Alcohol (alcohol will be sold at the Festival)
Instruments
Large backpacks
Large Undead Zombies
Any type of Vaporization Unit
Any type of Time Machine
Any cartoon monsters or scary puppets
Professional still camera equipment (no detachable lenses, no tripods, big zooms, or commercial use rigs)
Audio/video recording equipment
Any large all-terrain vehicles with spikes on the bumper
Parachutes
Hover Craft
Large Water Guns filled with milk

How & When to Get Here

The Island is open all day, and the music area opens at 4 pm. The music starts right away and goes full blast until the island closes at 12 AM!!

The Ferry is free, and runs all day, so you should show up early.
Event attendees do not need to buy a ferry ticket. Ferries are free during the day & concert ferry costs are included in the price of the concert ticket.
For information on where the ferry is and how to get there, click here.

What To Do Onsite – Come early & Avoid The Line!

A bunch of stuff is happening on the island so get there early. There is tons to explore from sculpture, photographic and digital art exhibitions to a trapeze school, compost learning center, minigolf and more. Check out the full schedule here!

What NOT To Do

Don’t pass out from dehydration! Drink enough water.
Don’t arrive to the ferry so messed up that you fall in the water.
Don’t leave so messed up that you fall in the water, because it will be dark and harder to find you.
Don’t leave your friends at home! This will be a night to remember.

GO ABOVE & BEYOND

We are pouring our hearts into creating this event as a way to bring people together. This is so much more than a “show”- it is a gathering, centered around the intention of celebration. We encourage you to bring gifts to share, and to go out of your way to meet new friends. Watch out for each other, and explore the island with an open mind!
You can make this event your own by simply attending and sharing your personality with us….
It’s not about the drugs
It’s not about the stage
It’s not about being cool
It’s about the music, the community, and the precious chance to get together in a massive group and enjoy life!

As you all know, Bassnectar takes a Family Photo after every event we play. Bass Island will be no exception…
Family Photo Bisco
However, for this event, we call on all of you to STEP IT UP. Now is the time.
We want to see you wave your FREAK FLAGS!
You are encouraged to create totems, strap the teddy bear to a flag pole and glue on LED wire, pack in the most fantastical, insane objects, inflatables, flags, banners, signs, and things that we haven’t even thought of. Our team member Elliott was just reciting the story of how he used to strap a shoe to a stick when he went to music festivals – so his friends could find him in the crowd. Hopefully you can top his technique!!!
We want to see everyone go above and beyond, and make this the wildest, craziest, most explosive and expressive event we have ever co-created!

Family Photo Hangout



Family Photo Summer Camp

This event is the kick off to our Fall Touring, and we will be challenging the crowd each night to look more riotous than the last for their picture.

Let’s show them how 10,000+ people do it in NYC on a Saturday night!

AND OF COURSE:

Tickets!

If you don’t have them already, Get them now HERE!
You can buy tickets from Ticketmaster until noon day of show and from Mercury Lounge & Music Hall of Williamsburg box offices until 4pm.
The onsite box office is open from 4 pm until Bassnectar takes the stage at 9:30 pm and is CASH ONLY.

For info on the official Bass Island Afterparty CLICK HERE.

See you soon!
Bassnectar Crew


  • Anonymous

    Two and a half hour set?

    • William Albeck

      He played nearly 3 hours at Terminal 5 last November…

      • That was because of daylight savings though. I’ll never forget that; the realization that the bass was going to continue for another hour made me want to do a little jig

      • That was because of daylight savings though. I’ll never forget that; the realization that the bass was going to continue for another hour made me want to do a little jig

      • That was because of daylight savings though. I’ll never forget that; the realization that the bass was going to continue for another hour made me want to do a little jig

      • indeed!
        and that was one of the longest sets of the year, not the norm. THAT venue let you go later. but THAT venue only fit 3500 people. THIS venue makes you stop earlier, but THIS venue fits 10,000+ and is outside on an island

        every show is a bit different for different reasons

        and i always play my heart out, even if its only an HOUR set, i’ll still try and make you wet your pants haha
        🙂

        • COBass!

          I would love to hear pure imagination at bass island :] 

          • Shasta Lee

            i would LOVE to hear that song live too 🙂

            you can request that in the request line
            it’s on the right side of the Tour page

            enjoy zee island.

          • Pricci09

            I would love to hear that aswell, blew my mind at basscenter 2

          • Pricci09

            I would love to hear that aswell, blew my mind at basscenter 2

          • Pricci09

            I would love to hear that aswell, blew my mind at basscenter 2

      • MrNatural

        yeah it was daylight savings tiiiiime as well as the best night of my life… TIME TRAVELING = ABSOLUTELY POSSIBLE not too mention fun and safe

  • Jordan

    Next up BASS MOUNTAIN. Even though Red Rocks kind of killed that one haha. I will be unable to attend but have spoke with other bassheads going and wish everybody the best time EVER! I am constructing my freak flag for ATL as we speak. Everybody knows the temps out are deadly so be careful, stay hydrated, and most of all be influential to those around you and take care of each other. EVERYBODY GOING TO BASS ISLAND HOLD IT DOWN FOR THE REST OF US WHO COULDNT MAKE IT 🙂

    • bass_TOMAHAWK

      well technically i think red rocks could be considered more like Bass Canyon lol but the thought of Bass Mountain just sounds too legit. too many awesome mountains he could be playin in front of/on. but i’ve gotta take it one meltdown at a time…the Island has yet to reveal its secrets & i’m reallyyy wondering what mr. “hippie commune” has in store for us at his OWN festival experience…i’ve heard of zebras on stilts at past smashers but from there…yea i’m not even gonna try to guess what you’ve got haha

  • what’s the good word on camelbacks….can we bring them?

    • Veruca Salt

      Usually, you can bring it in empty and just keep the nozzle tucked in so they don”t see it. Carry bottled water in and then fill up the bladder once you’re inside. I’m sure if it’s full of something (could be anything) and they notice, they will make you dump it out.

      • I’d say the word on camelbacks is if they’re in a small backpack, and empty, it should be no problem to bring them in and fill them up!

    • Shasta Lee

      Yep, camelbacks are alll good as long as they are empty
      (to avoid people bringing in alcohol)

      & you’re allowed to bring in up to 2 factory sealed water bottles

  • Mike

    are things like flow light glow poi allowed?

    • I would hope that security allows them in, generally there is no problem if they are high end and battery powered, as flow lights are. However, we have experienced security personnel at some events who confiscate anything that lights up as a glow stick. This one is your call.

  • jessicab…

    i’m pretty sure i’m coming even though the rest of my party bailed. everyone be sweet to me, let’s make friends! 🙂

    • Shasta Lee

      a lotta people i know are goin’ solo.
      you’ll have a blast

    • Blance497

      Lets party together!

    • Blance497

      Lets party together!

    • Andrew

      I’m attending on my own.   Its a giant Bass fest, how can it not be fun?  

  • Khink01

    I might be too excited for this.  I took off work tomorrow just to meditate all day in preparation for saturday 😀 😀 😀 😀

  • bass_TOMAHAWK

    when i first saw the glowstick extravaganza that is a festival Bassnectar set, i always wondered….how many of these things can he really take comin at his face year round? i imagine at this point you must be archnemisises but i’m glad you’re allowin Freak Flags to the island though….i’m sure thats one part of the festival scene you’re REALLY into. definitely one of my fav parts. but i’m curious…what about giant blow-up RAFTS & comet-sized beach balls comin at your turntables?? how the fuck do you/your staff manage that?

  • Raaaab

    I am so grateful to attend this and visit NYC for my first time.

  • Spence

    Set Timess???? 😀

  • Spence

    Set Timess???? 😀

    • Spence

      NVM!
       

    • Spence

      NVM!
       

    • Shasta Lee

      4:00 – JORO BORO
      4:30 – DAVE NADA
      5:15 – VIRTUAL BOY
      6:00 – PREFUSE 73
      …6:45 – Z TRIP7:50 – LUPE FIASCO9:30 – BASSNECTAR

  • Flamelighter

    Are 10,000 people legitimately expected to attend?

    • Moxie Dela Basshead

      After bisco that would be a relief!

    • Moxie Dela Basshead

      After bisco that would be a relief!

  • i’m assuming everyone is as hyped as i am, cannot sleep, ready to rage.

    and what was this i read about a TRAPEZE SCHOOL?!??!?!

    • bass_TOMAHAWK

      i’ve been wondering about the same damn thing actually. i know there’s already minigolf on the island but a trapeze school sounds like a bass island thing specifically lol.

      • yeah hahah, am i’m very ready to find out about it first hand. i plan on being on the first ferrys over so i can explore for awhie.

  • Pkpurvis88

    It says alcohol on the bring and the don’t bring list…I’m confused…lol

    • Anonymous

      no it doesn’t
      it says a valid drivers license to purchase alcohol on the BRING list since it says DON’T BRING alcohol

  • McChesney Emanuel

    Can’t wait gonna be crazy

  • McChesney Emanuel

    Can’t wait gonna be crazy

  • Kadleygosselin

    Lorin, I know you will cover every base in a 2.5 hour show but it would melt my heart (and face) if I got a “ridiculous wobble,” it still remains as my favorite track and inspires serious galvanic response every time I hear it! So happy for your continuously growing success but definitely looking forward to some earlier stuff – can’t wait!

  • Kadleygosselin

    Lorin, I know you will cover every base in a 2.5 hour show but it would melt my heart (and face) if I got a “ridiculous wobble,” it still remains as my favorite track and inspires serious galvanic response every time I hear it! So happy for your continuously growing success but definitely looking forward to some earlier stuff – can’t wait!

  • Kadleygosselin

    Lorin, I know you will cover every base in a 2.5 hour show but it would melt my heart (and face) if I got a “ridiculous wobble,” it still remains as my favorite track and inspires serious galvanic response every time I hear it! So happy for your continuously growing success but definitely looking forward to some earlier stuff – can’t wait!

  • Kadleygosselin

    Lorin, I know you will cover every base in a 2.5 hour show but it would melt my heart (and face) if I got a “ridiculous wobble,” it still remains as my favorite track and inspires serious galvanic response every time I hear it! So happy for your continuously growing success but definitely looking forward to some earlier stuff – can’t wait!

  • Kadleygosselin

    Lorin, I know you will cover every base in a 2.5 hour show but it would melt my heart (and face) if I got a “ridiculous wobble,” it still remains as my favorite track and inspires serious galvanic response every time I hear it! So happy for your continuously growing success but definitely looking forward to some earlier stuff – can’t wait!

  • Kadleygosselin

    Lorin, I know you will cover every base in a 2.5 hour show but it would melt my heart (and face) if I got a “ridiculous wobble,” it still remains as my favorite track and inspires serious galvanic response every time I hear it! So happy for your continuously growing success but definitely looking forward to some earlier stuff – can’t wait!

  • Kadleygosselin

    Lorin, I know you will cover every base in a 2.5 hour show but it would melt my heart (and face) if I got a “ridiculous wobble,” it still remains as my favorite track and inspires serious galvanic response every time I hear it! So happy for your continuously growing success but definitely looking forward to some earlier stuff – can’t wait!

  • COBass

    Puuuure Imagination!!!!!

  • AA

    can we bring glow sticks

    • Anonymous

      please don’t?

      • AA

        why

        • Anonymous

          1. they’re super bad for our world
          that bit of toxic glowing sludge and that entirely wasteful and non-reusable petroleum product is not benefitting anyone, and is, rather, causing harm by existing and taking up resources and space (arguably, a resource)

          2. they become projectile weapons towards lorin, whether on purpose or out of excitement, bliss, or intoxication they get thrown at the stage sometimes hitting him (why would you hit him) or hitting equipment–which both don’t benefit the overall show

          3. there are lots of other ways to have fun….and things to draw your eyes to that don’t have these downfalls

          🙂

        • Anonymous

          1. they’re super bad for our world
          that bit of toxic glowing sludge and that entirely wasteful and non-reusable petroleum product is not benefitting anyone, and is, rather, causing harm by existing and taking up resources and space (arguably, a resource)

          2. they become projectile weapons towards lorin, whether on purpose or out of excitement, bliss, or intoxication they get thrown at the stage sometimes hitting him (why would you hit him) or hitting equipment–which both don’t benefit the overall show

          3. there are lots of other ways to have fun….and things to draw your eyes to that don’t have these downfalls

          🙂

          • come on

            seriously? 1) glowsticks are so, so trivial when looking at the larger picture of what is killing our planet. pick your battles. what about all of the plastic water bottles that are sold and thrown out at shows? how about all of the energy that goes into one light show? if you care so much about the environment how about you stop wasting energy and turn off your computer. yeah, there are other ways to have fun and draw your eyes (by the way, those things also use resources and take up space), but this fan base likes glow sticks. they shouldn’t be bitched at during a show because of it — such a vibe kill. 2) glow sticks hit everyone. it’s not the end of the world. it’s not a freaking rope dart. it’s a little tiny glow stick. and no one wants to hit lorin?… they just want to see glow stick wars at the killer drops. it’s not that much to ask, it’s what we like, respect that, etc.

          • Anonymous

            1. never did i say or allude to the idea that glowsticks are the biggest environmental problem in the world, that doesn’t mean they aren’t shitty.
            2. don’t compare apples to oranges…plastic water bottles are terrible for the environment, but when it comes to delivering water to people versus throwing a piece of plastic up in the air for people to look at for less than 5 seconds, i think the issue is different. we also encourage and allow people to bring refillable water solutions (water bladder packs, refillable water bottles).
            3. light shows are a different story too…thats like comparing apples to spaghetti…in no way the same. the light shows are someones art and ideas…synchronization of visual and audio stimuli…i think if you tell michael that his light show is equally as appealing and well designed as a fucking glow stick there might be some disagreements.

            as far as hitting people…why do you wanna hit everybody else as well as lorin then? you proved my point, not yours. and hitting lorin isn’t the only issue, its his equipment too. if you put your shit up on a stage in front of people every night to entertain them you probably wouldn’t want them to throw shit at it and fuck it up/fuck up what you’re trying to do

            bottom line: glow sticks aren’t that cool. period.

          • come on

            it doesn’t matter if the light show is appealing or if water is delivered to people — THEY ALL USE RESOURCES AND CREATE WASTE, just like glow sticks. it is really moronic for you to sit here and say it is justified to use resources and create waste for the things that YOU find to be important to the show, but not the things that you don’t. obviously many people find glow sticks to enhance the environment, that’s why they’re so popular. and again, no one said they WANT to hit people with glow sticks — the point is that it is NOT A BIG DEAL. lol are you seriously that person who gets pissed if a tiny fucking glow stick hits them? get over it tbh. as far as the equipment goes, i can’t imagine that glow sticks have the disastrous potential of permanently destroying much equipment, if any.

            bottom line: people like glow sticks. your opinion doesn’t represent that of the entire EDM scene. other artists don’t bitch at their fans about glow sticks (especially DURING A FUCKING SHOW), maybe you guys should try that out.

          • Anonymous

            alright

            thanks for the insight

            I won’t argue with someone who can see the difference between the necessity of water and the frivolity of something like a glow stick

            have a good one

          • Anonymous

            alright

            thanks for the insight

            I won’t argue with someone who can see the difference between the necessity of water and the frivolity of something like a glow stick

            have a good one

          • Anonymous

            alright

            thanks for the insight

            I won’t argue with someone who can see the difference between the necessity of water and the frivolity of something like a glow stick

            have a good one

          • come on

            i definitely didn’t say that glow sticks are more important than water, so stop trying to twist shit in your favor<3

          • dave davidson

            as Lorin has said, glowsticks are so 90s anyways. there are literally endless possibilities that are battery powered that are not nearly as wasteful or harmful to the environment or thrown around that you could bring in. and don’t say things like “this fanbase likes glowsticks” because a true basshead would not be such a twat about something so trivial as a glowstick, clearly you are either not a real fan or don’t belong. and i don’t just mean the music, but there is a bigger picture and purpose that you clearly are completely missing. grow up, and if you can’t do that just buy the glowsticks that are battery powered.

          • come on

            LOL — okay — everyone who likes glow sticks is apparently not a true fan and doesn’t belong. so say goodbye to like, 99% of people who are into EDM. get over yourself. i hope natural selection wipes out all you pretentious hippies for being stupid fucking sheep.

          • dave davidson

            no, you aren’t a real fan because you say things like that. i’m not saying you aren’t because you like glowsticks, just because a- you’re a baby about such a miniscule thing and b- you’re beyond negative, which if you were into EDM you might understand..where’s the PLUR? i saw plenty of people there without glowsticks having a blast, it’s a real shame that you couldn’t enjoy it because of something so unimportant. and please refrain from such ignorant comments, caring about the environment so the earth can actually survive to see natural selection continue seems a little more important than glowsticks that glow for a couple hours and will fill landfills for years, i do not think that is pretentious. grow up, you have a lot to learn.

          • come on

            uhhh yeah, you basically did say that. by the way, you’re being a twat about something so trivial as a glow stick, too, so by means of your logic, i suppose you also aren’t a “true fan.” i haven’t been being a baby at all — i’m giving something called a DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE. i don’t agree with this hate on glow sticks so i say something. i can rage without glow sticks all day, but the point is that glow sticks are a marginal issue to environmental health and fans should not be chastised for wanting to use them. end of story.

          • dave davidson

            yes, makes total sense, by my logic i’m not a real fan for understanding and respecting Lorin’s wishes, which he has upheld for years. i really wish i knew what it was like to disregard everyone else’s feelings for something that only lasts a couple hours, because that’s what’s really important- glowsticks. not to mention the fact that there are tons of other options that are totally allowed and not as harmful to the environment or artist or audience (people throw them at Lorin and all over, those fuckers hurt), clearly i am the jerk in this situation for trying to be considerate to those around me and getting over such a minor inconvenience that in the long run doesn’t make any difference. no one is being chastised for wanting to use them, if anything you are for being so negative over such a trivial matter. again, if it’s really THAT BIG OF A DEAL then get LEDs or something battery powered. it’s really not that hard and in the long run probably a lot cheaper, not to mention they are significantly better. get with the times kid. 

          • 🙂

            (FYI: at bass island i got hit in the eye twice with glowsticks, and two other times they hit my gear and fucked up the mix, …. i will say it again, they do look cool when they are everywhere goin apeshit, but a few bad apples ruined it fer errybody, sadly.)

          • come on

            i can respect lorin’s wishes by simply not throwing them at the stage or his eyes (which i never have). like he said, there’s always going to be assholes who do, and while i certainly can’t control them, i can control myself. i think you need to read my original statement. it’s not that i think it’s okay to throw shit at lorin or his gear — it’s not. my original statement was that if you’re trying to go environment on this, there are much bigger issues to worry about, and that i didn’t think getting hit was really reason to call off glow sticks altogether. but i can imagine getting hit in the eyeballs is different, they only ever fall on my head.

          • glowsticks are rad in some instances, but at large scale shows were errybody is goin BAZZZUUUURK it just dont work, cuz a few bad apples always ruin it.

            it is sad but true, cuz i know 99% of people just love having fun with them, but there is always some idiot/asshole who decides to throw them up at my eye, or my gear, or someone else’s eye, and that is just unnacceptable. its childsplay.

            so if we could control errybody then we would, but we cant, so sadly, we dont want glowsticks at shows

            i am not volunteering my eyeballs to you or anyone
            🙂
            they are MINE, and i want to keep them
            🙂

          • “come on” and “dave” i insist we need to get together and have a dang group hug. lemme know when yu 2 are in the same city and we are gonna laugh at how silly it is to argue.

            LOVE YA!
            L

          • Shasta Lee

            will there be glowsticks ?

            🙂

          • come on

            seriously? 1) glowsticks are so, so trivial when looking at the larger picture of what is killing our planet. pick your battles. what about all of the plastic water bottles that are sold and thrown out at shows? how about all of the energy that goes into one light show? if you care so much about the environment how about you stop wasting energy and turn off your computer. yeah, there are other ways to have fun and draw your eyes (by the way, those things also use resources and take up space), but this fan base likes glow sticks. they shouldn’t be bitched at during a show because of it — such a vibe kill. 2) glow sticks hit everyone. it’s not the end of the world. it’s not a freaking rope dart. it’s a little tiny glow stick. and no one wants to hit lorin?… they just want to see glow stick wars at the killer drops. it’s not that much to ask, it’s what we like, respect that, etc.

        • Anonymous

          1. they’re super bad for our world
          that bit of toxic glowing sludge and that entirely wasteful and non-reusable petroleum product is not benefitting anyone, and is, rather, causing harm by existing and taking up resources and space (arguably, a resource)

          2. they become projectile weapons towards lorin, whether on purpose or out of excitement, bliss, or intoxication they get thrown at the stage sometimes hitting him (why would you hit him) or hitting equipment–which both don’t benefit the overall show

          3. there are lots of other ways to have fun….and things to draw your eyes to that don’t have these downfalls

          🙂

        • wear LED wire!!!!

  • YAHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
    🙂

  • bass_TOMAHAWK

    technically wouldnt red rocks be more like Bass Canyon? jus sayin….bass mountain sounds too legit. there’s too many dope mountains that he could play in front of/on. but i need to take it one meltdown at a time…the Island has yet to be explored & I’m still really curious as to what mr. “hippie commune” has in store for us at his OWN festival experience 😀 i’ve heard of zebras on stilts at past major smashers & from that point of thought…my mind really cant imagine what else he could be plannin haha

    • AZ basshead

      Dude bass mountain was Snowball Festival for sure, it was right in the middle of the Vail mountains. It was crazy as hell.

  • Eaglescardinals

    are there any rules about dipping tobacco?

    • Anonymous

      usually for cigarettes you can bring in only sealed packs. I would say the same goes for dip/chewing tobacco. bring a new sealed container

  • Roland Iadanza

    if anyone found a pair of keys with a scooby doo key chain can you please contact me 516 695 8887 thank you!

  • Sk2284

    Last night was SPECTACULAR. You and Lupe are epic duo. Moshing front row and getting filthy/punched was sooooo worth it. Can’t wait to see you in dc!!!!!! 🙂

  • Rhodesc

    WHERES THAT FAMILY PHOTO AT

  • Jalounello

    anyone take a blackbook bag with a camera in it PLEASE give it back

  • Wa4yrghsb

    family photo!?!?!?!

    • Anonymous

      I think it’s up on the BN Facebook.

  • Cb Bale74

    Shit was sick ur set was Dirty r u making an album out of it bc i want it

  • Cb Bale74

    Especially the last song u played with that sick vocal “my lungs are filling up with water, Im losing all my air to breathe, i slowly start to sink lose ability to think, and u just stand there watching me” u played it at Bisco and it was ur last song at Bass island i cant find a good version of it anywhere and its sooooo sick!!!!

  • Cb Bale74

    Especially the last song u played with that sick vocal “my lungs are filling up with water, Im losing all my air to breathe, i slowly start to sink lose ability to think, and u just stand there watching me” u played it at Bisco and it was ur last song at Bass island i cant find a good version of it anywhere and its sooooo sick!!!!

    • brand new EVOL INTENT called “Under”

  • Isaac

    Lorin – Bass Island was incredible and as a long time fan and producer Icouldn’t have been more happy that you chose to have the concert in NYC. One question for you – What track did you play that sampled the Matrix movie (the fight scene music), and is there a way to download it?Thanks so much again for the music and show.

  • bobby c ricky john matthew

    godly.