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September 5th, 2011


Fall Tour Survival Guide

Ready to Blast Off!!!

Bassnectar is preparing for the biggest tour in our history, on the heels of the biggest album launch in our history. We are hitting the road with a massive crew of multimedia tech wizards, punk rock tour veterans, 2 semi-trucks worth of lighting and an entire arena sound system with enough BASS to melt your brain in all the right ways!

Want to make it in and out alive?

Here is your survival guide!


Your Bass Face
Earplugs (we go over 110 dB EVERYWHERE. Even in the bathrooms…)
Reusable battery-powered/rechargeable light up toys
Face Paint
Non-professional film and digital cameras
(1) Factory sealed bottle of water (non-glass container) – we will provide free water too!
Small backpacks or bags, empty camel backs (read below in security)
Valid Driver’s License for will-call and/or to drink alcohol

Fall Tour Survival Guide

What NOT to Bring

Glowsticks. (Single-use light up toys will NOT be allowed into the event. They are wasteful and annoying.)
Weapons of ANY kind
Ninja Stars (only the crew carries ninja stars at these events)
Anything illegal
Picnic Baskets
Glass containers of any kind
Alcohol (alcohol will be sold at the event)
Large backpacks
Large Undead Zombies
Any type of Vaporization Unit
Any type of Time Machine
Professional still camera equipment (no detachable lenses, no tripods, big zooms, or commercial use rigs)
Audio/video recording equipment
Water guns/balloons/projectiles (don’t encourage people to throw water anywhere! Electronic music and water do not go together!!)

Fall Tour Survival Guide

How & When to Arrive

Please check your specific event listing to see what time your event opens. We always encourage our attendees to come early to avoid the line bum rush before the Bassnectar set and enjoy our fantastic openers. Have a designated driver, the number for a taxi or a really awesome pair of walking shoes, but do not drive under the influence of anything!

When entering the event, pay attention to the security guards, and the process of entering. Have your bags open, your water bottles visible, your camel backs open, your IDs out. The best way to get through security quickly is to be aware of the process and respect the security. Lets do our best to help them help us. Thanking the security is the best way to make sure they are in a good mood, and enjoying the show. If you are nice to them they will be nice to the next person. Security are our friends.

What NOT To Do

*Don’t pass out from dehydration! Drink enough water.
*Don’t arrive to the event so messed up that you can’t walk inside, remember: everything in moderation (even moderation).
*Don’t imbibe/ingest/smoke/absorb/psychically channel anything stupid, that you haven’t done before, that you don’t know what it is, that you got from a stranger, etc. This event is intense enough, especially if you have never been before.
*Don’t leave so messed up that you can’t walk outside, because it will be darker, dirtier, and harder to find you.
*Don’t leave your friends at home!
*Don’t throw the water. Ever. Imagine being the dude who fried Lorin’s computer, or the Lighting Designer’s laptop. Don’t be that dude.

Fall Tour Survival Guide


We are pouring our hearts into creating every event on this tour as a way to bring people together. These are so much more than “shows”- they are gatherings, 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 event 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, and this Fall Tour, we are asking you to raise the bar. Will your city be the most insane Family Photo ever? It’s up to you.

We really want to take the participation of our events to the next level. Everyone has been going so full on at our events and for that we are grateful. More of your crazy costumes, more inflatables, more dancing, more coming early and more meeting new people. Go absolutely nuts!!!

Fall Tour Survival Guide



If you don’t have them already, Get them now HERE!
Don’t wait to buy your tickets. We hate scalpers and work hard to offer pre sale tickets to our fans! Please don’t support these parasites, don’t wait, get your tickets for a reasonable price, tell your friends to get their tickets now, when they’re available straight from us.

See you soon!
Bassnectar Crew