April 12th, 2012



Bassnectar AmbassadorsSince as far back as I remember, I have impulsively wanted to get behind the scenes of anything that fascinates me. I want to explore it from multiple angles and dimensions, and contribute to it, possibly learn to recreate it or reflect it for other people to enjoy also. As a young kid, running around the underground rave scene in the mid-’90s, I was more interested in the spectacle of a gathering than simply in the music (and i *loved* the music). My friends and I usually mobbed in several cars full of people, and parked a few blocks from the venue. As we approached it you could hear the calling of the “boom boom boom boom boom” leading you towards the destination. And as soon as possible, I would leave my friends and wander around alone, meeting new people, finding ways I could help out, trying to contribute to the event. Sometimes, I would help work the door, or I would cruise around the back of the venue and help soundproof it so the party wouldn’t get shut down. If i came across someone who was feeling ill, or who looked like they needed a friend, i jumped at the chance to help them out. I used to work at Whole Foods, and each night I would grab bagfuls of the produce that was being given away, or the left over bakery goods, and I would bring them to the event to share with people. If it was an outdoor party, me and a few friends would work hours parking cars along dirt roads, escorting groups of people deep into the woods to where the sound-system was being set up. Or before the full moon, I would spend days driving around in the hills, scouting out areas for the next gathering, or combing the beaches looking for little sanctuaries where we could park cars and shuttle people down to a remote beach. I loved working on fliers or little home-made zines of artwork, promoting music and music culture, I loved promoting events, and treating the event as if it was a sacred gathering with specific intention. I poured my heart into the culture, and it poured back to me.

This is the general concept behind our Ambassador Program. I want to give enthusiastic fans a chance to get behind the scenes of our events, to give back to people around them, to volunteer their time and their passion to contribute creatively to the atmosphere of each event. This includes activities which promote health & safety (making sure everyone is hydrated, feels safe & comfortable, is acting with respect and a friendly attitude, and keeping a watchful eye to make a network of roaming friendly guides throughout a room or a space) and it also includes the chance to be an “invisible angel”. This does not mean being a clown or showing off, or being gaudy in a self congradulatory way, but simply allowing yourself to burst with enthusiasm, and instead of focusing on the stage and the music alone, to also roam the event and focus on other people, contributing in positive ways to them as individuals, and to the atmosphere as a whole. There are many, many ways to do this, and you can learn more once you volunteer. My crew has specific guidelines for who we want to bring into this role, because there is an element of responsibility and sobriety required. It is important that someone who wants to get behind the scenes treats that privilege with respect, and is prepared to enthusiastically give back from the heart to the people around them, and the event as a whole. I look forward to hearing your stories about your experiences and how you made the most of your opportunity to give back to our community. Enjoy…



  1. Ilovethewhe says:

    I forgot to include my email!! – My name is Sarah Wheeler. I already filled out the application.Β 

  2. Katherine KittyNectar Barkoot says:

    I would love to help at anyplace possible. I do livein columbia, SC and if i could help out at the Township May8th during the spring blitz tour that would be sooo amazing!!!! This is a dream!!!

  3. Chance Lawson says:

    hey Colleen πŸ™‚
    im trying to fill it out but it wont let me submitt it once im done? can i send it to someone directly ? or am i out of luck

  4. Chance Lawson says:

    YEAAA I GOT IT TO WORK! πŸ™‚ thanks so much for the help!

  5. Chance Lawson says:

    the App is working perfectly! thanks so much ed!

  6. Chance Lawson says:

    so do you guys announce the individuals a week or two befor the show? how does that work?

  7. bnfTyler says:

    Inspiring group of people. Can’t wait to see all of you guys soon. Much love

  8. Gabi Walters says:

    Since Basslights was announced after I applied, I would also love to work Basslights in Miami,FL. Can’t wait to see you guys on tour. Immersive Tour:)

    • Colleen says:

      if you just applied to join the ambassador team as a new recruit and you’re still waiting to hear back on that, don’t worry about individual shows for now. applications for those come later.

      • Gabi Walters says:

        Thank you for clarifying that!

        • Chance Lawson says:

          so thier are 2 “applications” that happen, one to apply for the crew, and one after your part of the crew for the shows, right? LOL just trying to wrap my head arund the process thanks guys! Much Love

          • Colleen says:

            you apply first of all to get into the ambassador crew
            then there are additional applications later on for specific tours and shows

            just worry about getting accepted to the overall crew for now πŸ™‚ good luck

  9. Emma Windsor says:

    So is it too late to apply for fall tour?! Have been sitting on this application for a while until I got it just right and now im ready to submit and just wanna see if I could still be one for fall tour??! If not I’m still gonna put it in cause there’s always New Years!

    • Colleen says:

      i think you’re still in good time, best to put it in ASAP and we’ll get back to you about which shows you can work. good luck!

    • Hasan says:

      Hey Emma,

      Unfortunately our cutoff for Fall Tour was July 31st. Submit the app anyways and we’ll take a look for Winter Tour!

      Much love

      • Emma Windsor says:

        Ah no problem hasan! Im gonna the submit for sure and hopefully get a spot for winter tour, that works out so much better anyways cause this tour Im really trying to go all out, headbanging every night! much love right back at ya and I cant wait to see you in nebraska, st Louis, charleston, asheville, and bham! Thanks again for everything you do and helping make this awesome program even awesomer!

  10. Victoria Allen says:

    @HasanZ:disqus <3 just submitted my application! fingers crossed for Winter Tour πŸ™‚ ON MY LIFE BUCKET LIST TO WORK NYE BTW ;)) — Victoria Allen

  11. Lily says:

    so it’s already too late to apply for immersive tour? ):

  12. Bryson says:

    So i submitted my application last night and I’m already dying with anticipation πŸ˜€ It’s like i can taste the red rocks show next summer already. Whether i get picked to be an amBASSador or not, I am going to be at all of the nights that Lorin decides to play. I am curious as to how long it typically takes to get a response to applications, because like i said, I’m absolutely being eaten up by anticipation.

    • ChrisBasscrew says:

      Ambassadors for the Fall tour have been selected. Your application will be considered for the Winter tour! Enjoy the upcoming shows πŸ™‚

      • Bryson says:

        Well i was hoping it would be for the summer tour next year. At red rocks specifically. I know that hasn’t even been announced yet, but following Lorin’s pattern of playing red rocks… Is it too early to apply for that? If i get picked for the winter tour, can i choose which show to work? 8D

  13. Gaby says:

    Is there an age requirement? I’d love to join in the future but I don’t turn 18 until January πŸ™‚

  14. Bryson says:

    So yeah, still wondering about my application. I’m wondering if it is too early to apply for the red rocks show that is bound to happen next summer. As I already submitted my application, i think it would be a bummer to have to re-do it. I put about an hour into writing and proofing the application. So could someone please get back to me in regards to Red Rocks?

    • ChrisBasscrew says:

      Hey Bryson! The Bassteam is currently focusing all of its time and resources on the upcoming tour! Once the tour is over, they will be getting to the new applications. In regards to Red Rocks, applications for those shows will definitely be on hold until the dates are announced. I would just sit tight because there are big things coming in the future from the Bassnectar Camp!

      • Bryson says:

        Ok Chris thank you. If there is any show somewhat close to Colorado for the winter tour, i would love to try and make it out for that show. But if not, then i guess i’ll just check back in in a couple months when the summer dates are announced. Thanks, all love from CO πŸ˜€

  15. ????t??808? says:

    I know I missed fall tour, so hopefully I can make it into winter tour! <3 FINGERS CROSSED! @HasanZ:disqus

  16. Bryson says:

    I gotta ask since it’s official now, will there be amBassador selection for the Decadence show?

    • Colleen says:

      hey bryson, we dont have ambassadors at festivals, only at our own shows, sorry – i know that wasnt the news you wanted! there’s always future tours to apply for πŸ™‚

      • Bryson says:

        Thats cool. I don’t mind, but the show(s) that i really wanted to do it for is the (likely) Red Rocks show(s) next year. So I’ll keep my fingers crossed for that πŸ˜€

  17. D moneyyyy says:

    Hey do you guys need help with anything at all at Bassnectar-charleston? I just applied for the ammbasador program, but it looks like that is like a traveling thing. I would like to help in anyway i can for the event in charleston. sent an application. Give it a look, if I can do anything to help, just let me know. thanks!

    • colleen says:

      hey there, applications to ambass on immersive fall tour 2013 were due a long long time ago, but if you put in an application now you can be considered for future tours! good luck

  18. Patrick Burns says:

    I attended bassnectar new years in Nashville last year which has gone down as the top best experience of my life to date so far. I would give ANYTHING to help contribute to this years and help other people have that moment for themselves. I tried building a time machine to take all my friends back to that night but I have failed thus far, this is plan B. Keep inspiring the masses Lorin.

    • colleen says:

      if you’ve already applied to the program then hold out! we have a lot of applications to go through each round. in the meantime, you can always ambass on your own at the next show you go to πŸ™‚ i do it even when i’m not working as an ambassador. go around, look for people who need help, give out free water and candy, make friends, spread good vibes πŸ™‚ you don’t have to be in the shirt to do it.

  19. Savanna Hewitt ? says:

    What are the requirements to be an ambassador? Do you have to be a certain age, have certain experience, etc.?

    • colleen says:

      there’s no age requirement, and you will be given an opportunity to describe your experience when you fill out the application above ^
      there is no exact criteria for what type of experience you need, we are just looking for a certain type of person, lorin talks about his vision of the ambassador program in his blog post on this page πŸ™‚

      good luck! πŸ™‚

  20. Ian Dingle says:

    Hey! I just sent in an application in hopes of having the honor and privilege of becoming an amBASSador. I just had a question. I noticed that in the past, the application for the NYE celebration had been a separate application. Living only a few minutes outside Nashvegas, I was wondering how I would go about applying for this years NYE 2013-2014 celebration as an amBASSador. Any information would be great! Thanks and bass on!

    • colleen says:

      hey ian, wait on hearing back on your acceptance to the ambassador team, if you get accepted then there will be future applications for specific shows such as NYE. good luck!

      • Ian Dingle says:

        Sweet! I just sent in my application and got a “your response has been recorded”. Soooooo I guess that means it was sent through? hahaha Cheers!

  21. Kelsey Kirpich says:

    hooray for applying for the winter tour!

  22. Savanna Hewitt ? says:

    submitted my application a few days ago…or at least i think i did…will it email me letting me know if they received my app or not?

  23. Justin Legg says:

    I just submitted my Application! It feels great that chances like these are giving out to fans to help give back on the tours! πŸ™‚

  24. Bella Aragon says:

    Are the applications submitted here still going to be reviewed? I see that it says 2012 ambassador program, but I’m not sure that matters or not? I submitted an application and put a lot of time and energy into it and I’m reeeeaally hoping this is still a legit way to apply:)

  25. Bryson says:

    I was also wondering if the application i put in a couple month ago is still valid for the “colorado special”. Specifically i want to know if you guys still have it or not. Get back ASAP please, as i need to know if i should fill out another. Thanks

  26. Michael says:

    hey! when is this application good until? just submitted and excited to hear back if I can help (:

  27. Justin Wagner says:

    The fact that they still review the applications submitted through here warms my heart. This crew probably has received so many apps and have accepted so many they could just recycle those right there and never worry about bringing new people in. But how they continue to grow and allow this chance of a lifetime to be available to any average joe just shows that this community of bass lovers is here for the people. Thanks for the opportunity <3

  28. Katie says:

    I originally applied in late October, possibly early November, but then I just heard from and insider that wasn’t a the best time for me to put applications in for the upcoming summer and that it could be too late…aw man, I hope its not! πŸ™‚ Wasn’t sure if you keep them forever tho, so I sent it an again… I hope you do not mind. Thanks Lo and ur a-m-a-z-e-ing Crew for the oppurtunity to spread the love and inspire his fans and a lot of my faaammm, what he has inspired in me so long ago. πŸ™‚ Although, I already do that at every show, buuuut, I’ve been lacking that sprarkly glowing white tee on my back hehe) Keepin my fingers crossed! πŸ˜› Love and Light. <3

  29. Kyle says:

    I would love to become a Ambassador! There isn’t a family that I’d like to be a part of more than the seemingly flawless mission that Bassnectar has created. I only have one question. My skills are directed more towards the stage setup, audio and lighting. Is this even a good place to start or is there another avenue that I should approach. I’m an audio engineer who’s worked the live sound industry for almost a year and I graduated with a BA in audio engineering. It is my passion to play a part in the creation of an environment that gave what I received after the many Bassnectar shows I’ve attended. If I’m in the right place, then I’ll submit my app. If this is a good start, then I’ll start my app! I’m not just a hopeful individual who wants to be apart of something and have no skills to offer. I am formally trained in this and it would be an absolute and unbelievable dream come true. I hope that there is someone that has the ability to answer my question. Thank you very much for your time.

    Kyle Huckeba

  30. Admir Frula says:

    This is an opportunity to learn about life outside the box and to learn about yourself in beautiful ways which you would never imagine, im surely positive enough ill be an ambassador any time soon! when i do i want the whole world to hear about it, one spirit at a time.

  31. Alex Day says:

    Hey! Is this still relevant for an upcoming tour say… early next year? Or will there be another form of questions to fill out? I wanna make sure I don’t miss the next deadline πŸ™‚ Thanks!!!

    • colleen says:

      hey Alex, if I were you I would probably wait just a little bit before applying if you are trying to work on spring tour, since we still have fall tour to get through and so many applications come in. good luck!

  32. Travis Goldstein says:

    Just submitted my application! Fingers crossed I would love to contribute my love light and energy to Lorins fans! You’re all BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! See you baseheads in chi town next week πŸ™‚

  33. Filled it out, and hope I can get a response! This team sounds so amazing.

  34. Kevin Zimmerman says:

    Really hoping I get accepted, I love this fam!

  35. Hannah Cooper says:

    Hi guys! I was wondering when the best time to submit my application would be if I am hoping to be accepted for spring tour? Is there a certain time when they start looking at applications? Also does anyone know how long it takes to receive a response? Thanks everyone!!! I’m very excited about this πŸ™‚

  36. Hannah Cooper says:

    I am having some trouble submitting my application. I have done it from 2 different computers and each time it goes to an error page which states, “Bad Request”. Anyone else having this problem? Thanks!

  37. Hannah Cooper says:

    Is no one having this problem but me?? Ahhh I just really want to submit this soon /:

  38. Hannah Cooper says:

    Still having problems submitting πŸ™

    • Griffin Mulvey-Hudson says:

      what is the issue? i submitted mine right after NYE and it went thru

    • David Giovannini says:

      Hey Hannah! Can you explain what happens when you try to submit your application?

      • Hannah Cooper says:

        I managed to figure out the problem; I’ll explain so if anyone else has this issue they can use this as a resource:
        when I would submit my responses through this page, I was taken to a page that says “Bad request Error 400.” Instead of submitting it through this page, you have to leave the form on this page blank, click submit application, and then you’re taken to another page where you fill out that form. It then went right through.

        I know, I’m brilliant for not trying this sooner. There must be a way to get the form on this page to work just to make things less complicated for people like me (oops)
        I hope this help anyone else.

  39. Jaytheway says:

    I just submitted my application. I know it is really late but it would be my dream to be an ambassador at the Red Rocks show. I hope so hard, but If i don’t get it, there is always next year and I hope the people that did get chosen have a BLASTOFF time. πŸ™‚ stay safe, stay cool, and as always rock your freaking basshead OFF!!

  40. Bella Aragon says:

    around when should we expect a reply in regards to if we were accepted or no? πŸ™‚ I really want to work a night at RR this year, and was also wondering if apps for rr after being accepted onto the team are still in review and if we are still able to submit one once being accepted?! any info would be o so appreciated:)

    • Chris Basscrew says:

      No decisions/selections have been made as of yet – please stay tuned.

      • Micheline says:

        Thanks for the updates!! I just completed my application. I’ll be at Red Rocks again this year and would love to join the crew if needed.

  41. Ivan T Sanchez says:

    So excited to hopefully have a chance to give back to the community which has given me so much the past few years of me seeing bassnectar!!! 2015 HERE WE GO!!!

  42. Johnathan Mizell says:


    Heard your show at ultra was bad ass. Ready for EF man!! Will be our first music festival. And we cannot wait. I wanted to when will u have the ambassador application available? No rush I know u are getting ready for red rocks. Red rocks is on my bucket list by the way. But anyways much love.

    Johnathan mizell

  43. Maizie Dauterman says:

    are applications still being accepted for Ambassadors for 2015? it would mean the world to me just having the opportunity to share my love for Bassnectar with other bassheads! Thank you in advance! πŸ™‚

  44. Clint R Stamp says:

    So are they still taking apps cuz would love to spread the love

  45. Tim Leman says:

    Anyone know when and if they will reopen the applications to become an ambassador?? I’ve always wanted to do this and give back to the community that has changed my life forever. If I could impact someone an every show I would be the happiest guy around!!

  46. JahSchwah says:

    How do I work for Bassnectar? Is there still openings?

  47. Brittany Abate says:

    Is it too late to apply?

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