ADVENTURES IN RAOK

December 23rd, 2016

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ADVENTURES IN RAOK

Greetings!

We hope every one of you is feeling inspired by the holiday spirit, enjoying time with friends & family, and feeling thankful for all the miracles of life (: Our entire team wants to wish you and your family a happy holidays, and we wanted to suggest a kind of gift-giving scenario – which came to mind when watching Amelie [if you haven’t seen it, watch it, it’s about a mystical girl who spends her time helping other people in elaborate schemes and random acts of kindness].

Here is the idea: we want to give away a free pair of passes for the NYE event, with one catch: These are GIFTS TO GIVE, so whoever wins them has to give them to someone who needs them. So you basically win the gift of giving – you can give them to your friends, your family, your girlfriend, your boyfriend, you ex-girlfriend, your ex-boyfriend, a complete stranger, a seasoned bass head, or someone who has never experienced it before. It’s up to you.

Here’s how it works: we will award the tickets via a raffle, and to enter just post about something you did for someone else, some random act of kindness. You can post it below in the comments, or on socials with the tag #NYE360. This isn’t a competition, and we won’t be judging, so simply by posting below you will be added into a raffle. The winner gets to give away a pair of tickets, and, along with 10 other participants, will get to join a meet & greet backstage with Lorin & the Crew to talk about your adventures in giving back (:

So you can volunteer at a soup kitchen, or deliver canned goods or clothes to the Salvation Army, or host your own clothing drive, or simply do something nice for a friend or family member. You can team up with friends and go do nice things for total strangers, anything to brighten the lives of other people, and enjoy the magic of giving backโ€ฆ in large or small ways. Leave an inspiring note for someone to find, bring pancakes to work, or throw a party for your friendโ€™s elderly dog. It’s Random Acts of Kindness, so feel free to get creative!

Enjoy your holidays & family time, and we will see youย in one week!!!

  • Meredith

    In our neighborhood everyone leaves their back door open and it’s not uncommon to hear “grabbing the lemon squeezer!” from the kitchen. It’s a good feeling to know that in a world of anonymity and isolation we have carved out a space of sharing, camaraderie, and simple love of our neighbors/fellow man.

    This week one of my neighbors and favorite people in the world lost his battle with cancer. Everyone was in a mad scramble to try and make it to him during his last days and his wife mentioned that 3 of his grandchildren wouldn’t be able to make it because of finances.

    Of course I didn’t miss a beat with taking care of their travel expenses and was able to get them here a few days before he’d passed.ย 

    “Having possessions and not sharing them with others is like dying of thirst while swimming in the ocean” –Mother Teresa

    I’m going to miss hearing “hey where’s your wine bottle opener?” from the kitchen. They have at least 5 but I know that was just his way of checking in on me. #NYE360

    • Chris Basscrew

      Can’t get over this one – so great! We’d love to give you a pair of tickets to #NYE360 to give to a friend or loved one! Also you will get to be a part of the meet-and-greet with the person you give the tickets too! Please email me at chris(at)bassnectar(dot)net for the details ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Meredith

        Thank you so much..I can’t wait to make someone smile ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Dave A Tylka

    Hey everyone I had an awesome holiday weekend. Idk how this works but for the past year I’ve been helping my mom at her job. She’s been struggling with a certain cancer that I just found out a few weeks ago. But I’m always here for here with my dad and we make the best of everything. Keeping positive and giving support from each other. This would be awesome to give back to her. The gift idea is wonderful and the community here that brings all of their awesome Christmas weekend stories makes me happy that you are doing something like this and giving back to the world. Thank you Lorin

    • Chris Basscrew

      We love this Dave! We’d love to give you a pair of tickets to #NYE360 to give to a friend or loved one! Also you will get to be a part of the meet-and-greet with the person you give the tickets too! Please email me at chris(at)bassnectar(dot)net for the details ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Chris Basscrew

      We love this @daveatylka:disqus! You are invited to be a part of the meet-and-greet with the person you give the tickets too! Please email me at chris(at)bassnectar(dot)net for the details ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Claire VanWieren

    I love volunteering and being with the animals at the animal shelter! I know they appreciate it so much – I have a special pair of people in my life that would love these tickets, thank you for this opportunity #NYE360 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • rob?? nye360

    my RAOK was telling my mom that i love her on christmas #NYE360

  • Amity Johnston

    Put together some items for a local food and clothing drive #NYE360 #AORK https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/20033157c1d433a37fbca937acd372058a00824b88efadbf6dbb8677a95c4cbd.jpg

    • Chris Basscrew

      love this ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Chris Basscrew

      So so good! We’d love to give you a pair of tickets to #NYE360 to give to a friend or loved one! Also you will get to be a part of the meet-and-greet with the person you give the tickets too! Please email me at chris(at)bassnectar(dot)net for the details ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Amity Johnston

        Thank you so much!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lorrin H

    Posting a ROAK on behalf of my best friend and boyfriend who is the kindest person I know. We were in Atlanta one night waiting on our Uber to go to a show and outside there was a van broken down. My boyfriend and the one of our guy friends got out there in the cold, a couple of tequila shots in, and helped push the van up a pretty decent hill. It was such a nice thing to do when they could’ve just stayed inside in the heat and watched from afar.

  • Lydia Ann Christian

    Enjoyed meeting these motivated peeps and participating in the drive on 12/15/16; my daughter and I contributed by bringing a gazillon pairs of socks, sweatpants, hygiene products, and food and worked with the group to distribute. After the drive my daughter and I met a couple trying to get to Alabama and we helped them buy bus tickets to get home in time for Christmas. My daughter, who introduced me to EDM, and I also went to the French Quarter in May of this year and donated bags of items as we did this month, included dog food. Looking forward to NYE360! My first Bassnectar show and first opportunity to dance with my new hip!
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  • Natalie Anne Heck

    I moved back to the childhood community in September 2016 after choosing to walk away from a draining position as Team Lead for a new business in a near by city. Coming home wasn’t my first option and I didn’t understand why I had been brought back to this place I was trying to hard to run away from. However, my divine purpose was unveiled a few short weeks after returning. The more time I spent reconnecting with friends and coworkers I began to see a trend of unhappy humans struggling with depression, lack of self love, and substance dependency. In October we began meeting on Sunday’s at a lake right outside of town with a beautiful fire pit and perfect view of the moon and night sky. Here I encouraged everyone to be themselves, feel loved, and release any fears, concerns, or doubts into the fire by writing them down and ceremoniously burning them. As the weather has gotten colder we have had to move gatherings in doors including meeting for coffee, plays, or the occasional improv acting night. I spend a vast majority of my time teaching people the simplicity of being happy and preaching that substance only numbs your wounds rather than healing them. This is a message I so clearly have attained from the Bassnectar community and am so thankful for myself. The peace of mind to be told your perfectly magical the way you are is priceless. My RAOK is to spread happiness daily to those who have lost hope. I will continue spreading this message to the attendees and individuals who cross my path on my travels to NYE360. See you all in Bassingham for a safe, healthy, blast off into the new year <3

  • Jonathan Lawrence

    I have been listening to lorins music for about ten years now or so and it seems that every show that I’ve ever tried to go to was either too expensive for me to afford at the time I wasn’t able to drive to or wasn’t meant to happen…… this year I have the means at my disposal but not the mode to be there and I know it’s an experience like no other and tix are sold out but like i said I’ve been waiting 8 real long years to pop this Cherry and see this live prefomance and i know #nye360 will be the show to do it and like I said i feel as though that I’m ready now and in the right head space to fully enjoy this experience with all my fellow bassheads my friend Dino is good friends with lorin which is crazy awesome idk for the longest time and he told me its wild like nothing else u will ever see hear feel taste touch explore and I would be very grateful for the opportunity to win these tickets and meet him thank you for the opportunity amd for making the scene what it is today

  • Carmelle

    Last February I took a course on energy healing just before Okeechobee. I shared this with many people there it was an incredible experience. My experience of Lorin’s set was also like never before and I think it was because of that intense space I was in (100% chemical and alcohol free btw-I think drugs and alcohol are kind of redundant at a Basnectar show )) Since then, it seems that every music festival or concert I go to there is at least one ( usually more), person who is lying on the ground with friends and/or medics around them. I don’t always assume it’s drugs or alcohol because it could be food poisoning or some other medical condition. But I always stop and from an unobtrusive distance, send a remote healing which usually only takes 15 to 20 minutes. Because of the circumstances I never know if or how the person benefited from it but one can’t always get a “payback”or “result”. And sometimes you try to help people and they don’t want to be helped and this can be very unsettling but everyone has free will to except it or not. And it feels so good to give. Thank you Lorin, the whole base crew, and all bass heads for being giving!?? Lorin, it’s so beautiful and inspiring to watch your passions for music and social change intertwine and evolve.

  • Reggie

    My Acts of Kindness dont compare to a lot of yalls but i like to rescue animals. There are so many dogs and cats and other domestic animals running around my town with no homes or food or warmth. Drivers pay them no mind and alot of people shoo them away into the rain when they are just looking for cover. Its heartbreaking. When i come across an animal lost or in need, I used to feel helpless. But now I feed them and if there is a collar, i take them home. If not them I take them to McKamey animal center where they will be fed, loved, have a huge park to run around in, adopted, and don’t have to worry about being put down. Ive been doing this for about 2 years now and honestly its very rewarding. When a dog is returned to an owner or a cat and her kittens get to sleep somewhere safe and warm not worring about the elements, its an amazing feeling and starts to make you wonder what all you can do to help, and the difference small gesture can make in someone or somethings life. Loved reading all of these RAOK stories. If acts like these were done through out the year by the masses, could you imagine the possibilities of the world we would live in. Alot of the negativity, hate, and selfishness would be overwhelmed by the sharing, love and compassion we all should show to one another. We may not be where we want to be all of the time, or have what we want to have all of the time, but if we be appreciative and cherish the moments, people, and experiences we do come across, then find a way to share those and pay it forward, maybe just maybe it will become contagious. Yall have inspired today. Love one another. I’ll see yall around

  • Garrett Oviedo

    All the winners have been chosen correct?

    • Chris Basscrew

      Correct!

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