NYE ATL: HERE WE GO!

December 29th, 2017

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NYE ATL: HERE WE GO!
NYE is finally upon us: time to cap off another amazing year together, and open the door to a brand new one, filled with new horizons and unlimited possibilities 🙂

We’ve been working hard to bring you our most ambitious experience to date. Here’s a preview of what’s to come, including all the ways you can participate in our event, expand your involvement in our community, give back to the world around you, and find some inspiration for the year ahead…

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Resolutions: 2018 + Beyond

NYE has always been a time to reset yourself and look ahead with a fresh outlook. It’s a time to reflect on who you have become and where you have arrived. It’s a time to set goals for where you want to go and which path you want to take to reach your potential.

2017 had a theme in Bassnectarland: REFLECTIVE – the idea that we are the magical sum of all the inspirations we draw from the world around us, and we in turn reflect this back into the world. As the year comes to a close, it’s a useful exercise to reflect on the things that have inspired or impacted you over the last 12 months, and try to set your intentions for the months ahead: What things positively influenced you in 2017? What (or who) are you looking towards in the New Year? How do you want to be reflected in the world around you, as we take one more lap around the sun? Life moves pretty fast, it’s useful to take a look around once in a while (;

To get you thinking, answer the two following questions for a chance to win some last minute tickets to NYE this Sunday in ATL: 1) What were you most grateful for in 2017? and 2) What do you hope to achieve in the new year?

We have the power to change things, so let’s start the process today (:

Health & Safety

It’s no mystery, NYE is a celebration – and rightfully so! We have much to celebrate and be thankful for.

But with celebration comes the party, and while we love a good party, we also want to see those around us being healthy and safe. We ask that you look after your fellow Bass Heads this weekend. That goes for complete strangers too: if you see someone looking like they need a buddy, introduce yourself, lend a hand, and let them know your there for them. It goes a long way.

If you plan on drinking alcohol this weekend, be mindful of your body and your limitations. We encourage you to water up and hydrate, because there’s going to be tens of thousands of freaks packed into a room that’s sure to heat up, so be sure to keep your muscles happy and your energy high. Water is Life!!! If you need water, look for an Ambassador or take a visit to The Haven – we’ve sorted this event with LOADS of water, and it’s for you!

And finally, if you partake in any other substances, please be aware of its potential effects on your body, mind, and nervous system. We don’t condone drug use, so if you’re considering something, please ask yourself these series of questions: Do I need to do this? Do I know where this came from? Do I know how this will interact with my body, mind, and nervous system? If you answer No to any of these three questions, don’t do it. And honestly, you don’t need it – we have enough sounds, lights, and vibes to overstimulate you as it is, so look out for yourself. Music is the drug for this community, and we hope you will join us in honoring our precious human bodies while having the time of our lives. We care about you, and hope you will spend the evening caring about those around you just as much <3

Safe Spaces

One area our team has been really digging into of late is the idea of safe spaces. Our goal is for our events themselves to be safe spaces – temporary portals to another world of open-minded individuals. We are a close-knit community full of friends and family, familiar strangers and unique beings, and we hope that everyone in attendance feels they can freely express themselves at Bassnectar events without fear of judgement or intolerance.

We also have been constantly developing and reimagining safe spaces and zones within the events themselves. The Haven has been a central feature at our events for two years now – a retreat from the madness and intensity of the Bassnectar experience. You go to The Haven to relax, recharge, and refresh yourself before jumping headfirst back into the action. We have plans to continue to create more safe spaces alongside/inside The Haven, where anyone needing any extra support or advice can easily connect with others and feel comfortable doing so.

In order to maintain these safe spaces, it’s critical that we work together to make sure everything is kept secure and positive. If you see someone being mistreated, say something! If you feel as though you need support or an ally, please find an Ambassador or make your way to The Haven. Our priority is making sure everyone feels welcomed!

NYE ATL: THE HAVEN


Bass Network + Ambassador Activations

Once again we’ve assembled a massive team of Ambassadors to look after the community throughout the event. If you see an Ambassador, say hello and thank them for the amount of time and energy they dedicate to making sure everyone is cared for – thank you Ambassadors!!!

They will be stationed around the Activation Zones and heading up interactive projects, games, and art that you can contribute to throughout the event. These zones will be located outside of The Haven in between the merch booths and vending. There’s much to discover here, and too much to list, so come early and explore 🙂

You will also find Ambassadors inside The Haven – this sacntuary space is the hub of Ambassador activity. The Ambassadors will be there to greet you and answer any questions you may have. There will be light refreshments available, seating to get off your feet, massage therapists, ways to connect with others and make new friends, plus so much more.

This is where you will also find the Gift Altar, a small structure that you come to can take a gift and/or leave a gift for someone else. It can be a love letter, or a prized possession, or a small creation you want to share with another human. We ask that you follow these guidelines:
> Please bring something light in weight, which is NOT throwable or easily tossed and could potentially harm someone
> Please also make sure whatever you do end up bringing adheres to the allowed/prohibited list provided by the venue
> Please do not bring something wrapped – it will be searched by security and hold up the line to get in

NYE ATL CLOTHING DRIVEThe Bass Network will be hosting a Clothing Drive the night of the event at the entrance of the venue! The donations will be given to Hands Across Atlanta who will distribute the clothing to those in need throughout the city. Let’s make a difference to this place we know and love – RSVP + invite your friends to join here.
Items to donate:
> Winter Clothing
> Socks
> Underwear (all sizes!)
> Coats
> and Blankets!


NYE ATL CLOTHING DRIVEAnd as usual the Bass Network will be hosting a series of meetups throughout the night to connect Bass Heads from across the country with one another under one roof. All of these take place in the Activation Zones!
> Pen Pal Meetup: 8:30pm
> Yoga Sessions: 8:45pm
> LGBTQ Meetup: 9:00pm
> Women’s Meetup:: 9:15pm
You can RSVP + invite your friends to join here.





Activism + Engagement

As Trump and Fox ‘News’ lie and cheat and create noise and fake news, truth is ever more precious. We resist the attacks on freedom, our environment, and our civil rights. This is OUR world, not theirs, and there is real work we can do right now to make a better world possible.

As the words Climate Change are erased from the EPA website, and taxes rise on teachers who buy school supplies out of their own pockets, this event will focus and fundraise to help youth live sustainably, and fight back against the dark, fake future their parents and grandparents might have voted for.

This is a long game. Big changes happen over generations, with the seeds these fantastic community groups are planting now.

Please meet…

Earth Guardians

Earth Guardians puts youth at the forefront by empowering them as leaders and amplifying their impact as they work to protect the planet for future generations. No matter how old you are, you can make a difference. Learn more at earthguardians.org

How you can participate with Earth Guardians:

> Visit the Earth Guardians booth to sign the Climate Leader pledge for 2018, make resolutions to reduce your climate impact, or purchase Xiuhtexcatl’s book, We Rise!

> Thank your bartender at Georgia World Center for going straw-free!
No straws will be served during our event! Drinking straw production contributes to petroleum consumption and is filling our oceans with plastic. Because straws are not biodegradable, they become part of global plastic pollution when thrown out – typically after only one use. 500 million straws are used daily in the United States, many of which end up in the oceans (and in the stomachs of aquatic creatures, who mistake them for food).

Earth Guardians Youth Director Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh is one of 21 youth plaintiffs suing the federal government for the right to clean air, clean water, and a healthy future. These young leaders have created a wave of action as their case advances through the courts, and we ask you to reach out to them, get to know them, and join the cause.

WeCycle

Local nonprofit WeCycle is all about getting kids on bikes, and teaching them to live more sustainably. Bikes are a time machine built out of human energy. They take us back to our childhood, learning to ride, scraped knees and what, for many, was a first taste of freedom. Learn more at wecycleatlanta.org

How you can participate with WeCycle:

> Donate for a 2018 Ticket!
The first 50 fans to become a ROLL MODEL for $100 at the WeCycle booth on New Years Eve get a free floor ticket to a Bassnectar event in 2018 (non-festival). Bassnectar will match each donation up to 50. Together, we can sponsor 100 local kids for an entire year of participation in Youth On W.H.E.E.L.S. (Work Ethic, Health, Environment, Economics, Leadership and Sustainability), including a bike, bike lessons, guidance, and meals.
(Please note: NYE tickets are not available through this fundraiser.)
*DONATE AT THE EVENT*
*AFTER THE EVENT, GO HERE TO REGISTER YOUR DONATION RECEIPT FOR A TICKET*

NYE ATL BASS BIKE
> Ride your bike, get a Bass Bike Patch!
The first 250 folks who ride their bike to the New Years Eve show can get a free bass bike patch gift, screenprinted by local artist Gabeaux! To get your patch, take a picture of yourself with your bike in front of the entrance when you arrive, then show it to the WeCycle folks inside. Or, donate $10 at the booth to get a bass bike patch!



> Intern with WeCycle!
If you meet WeCycle and are inspired to do an internship with them in Atlanta, Bass Network wants to follow your story and share it. Please visit their booth for more internship information, and reach out to Bass Network once you start interning!

The Teardown

The Teardown Community will be showcasing local projects for social change. Learn how activists are feeding the hungry, standing up against injustice, and responding to the end of Net Neutrality. Together we can challenge the powerful and change the world for the better, find out how you can get directly involved!

Learn more at theteardown.org

How you can participate with The Teardown:

> Have a real conversation about 2018 activism!
The Teardown have many different initiatives and resources. They are coming to the show to talk to you about how you want to take action on a personal level. Get inspired with a real conversation about your passions, and your abilities, then get connected to ways you can directly work to transform society for the better.

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This is just a taste of what’s to come! We’ve put a lot of time and love into this, and hope that you come early, come ready, and come with an open heart and mind.

BONUS GIVEAWAY: For those who took the time to read everything we’ve mapped out here, we have another chance to win a pair of passes to NYE. This one is simple: tweet us your favorite video from a past event/festival/show, include what you’re most looking forward to in ATL, and use the hashtag #BASSLANTA

GOOD LUCK!!

See you oh so soon,
The Bassnectar Crew

NYE ATL: HERE WE GO!

  • Jose Cotto

    2017 was a great year me and my partner made alot of progression with our family. leaving things that don’t matter aside and focusing whats important. we are grateful for our family sticking by our side threw our transition to being more responsible adults.

    2018 has a bright future for us as we will continue to stay focused and look towards moving to a new state to have a better opportunity for our son to have the best opportunity to succeed. thank you bassnectar team for all the love a guidance over the last 4yrs. WE LOVE YOU!!!

    with love,

    Taylor Noggle
    @tay808nectar
    jose cotto
    @phatz9586

  • harrietdubman

    thanks to the wonderful bnf woman who splashed me w waterwhile i was experiencing some heavy and elated emotions a cpl yrs ago. i had a heck of a year and kinda went overboard but ima good swimmer lol — tho everyone needs a lifeguard in certain situations.

  • Quinten Pastore

    In 2017 I was most greatful for my wonderful girlfriend who always makes my lunches for work and cares about me unconditionally, as I do her!! I am also very thankful for my parents who help support me while I still live at home.
    I hope to save money this year while gaining experience at my first fabrication job and hopefully be able to move out near the end of the year!
    Thanks so much for all the positivity bassnetwork you guys rock =)

  • Cory James

    Seriously this makes me want to cry happy tears?

  • Brandon Cannon

    I really want to see Bassnectar for the first time on NYE. Really trying to win or buy tickets for this amazing event. Help a bass brotha out!

  • Meagan Roach

    2017 has brought many hardships for me, but also has helped me as a person still be extremely thankful for my life and everything/everyone in it. What I am most greatful for this year would be finding awesome friendships and finding my inner self more than I ever have in my entire life, and learning to love who I am and have love for others and being understanding even when I might not want to. I’m thankful for the positivity throughout my life recently.

    For 2018 I am hopeing to continue this trend of positivity and be a loving person to everyone, because one might not know the difficulties others are facing behind what they portray. I hope to achieve staying positive as much as I can, and help those around me (friends/family/partner) hopefully do the same!! Thanks so much you guys!! Reading through your article makes me smile, and still have hope for what good things humanity can do for each other still!

    Good vibes & love,
    Meagan Roach

    • Meagan Roach

      I also have never seen Bassnectar, but want to so bad! I tried buying tickets but those available were too expensive for me to be able to buy. Bringing in the New Years this way would be an absolutely incredible experience???????

  • Kayla

    2017 has been an amazing year! I am most proud of continuing my education and getting through another year of college, (finally!) quit smoking cigarettes, found out what true love is and got my priorities straightened out 🙂
    2018 is going to be even better! I plan to work harder in school, in work and also try to generate positive energy into others lives as much as possible ???? These are just a few of my many goals!

    Last year’s nye was my boyfriend and i’s First bassnectar show together. It was absolutely magical and it would be such a blessing to bring in 2018 the same way ?????

  • Kalena Strickland

    Reflecting back on this year is definitely something I’ve been doing a lot of lately. I’ve had so much personal growth and realizations. I just recently decided I was going to go to school to be a sonographer (ultrasound tech) which is very exciting. I’ve taken a lot of time off school because I needed to get my feet on the ground and figure out a new direction. So with that being said I am grateful for having supportive people in my life (family and friends )that love me and push me to be the best me.

    As for the new year, I am ready for a new chapter. One full of opportunity and happiness. Starting school and learning will be my number 1 priority. I also look foward to meeting new people and trying new things. I am working on being more positive and thoughtful. Also since I have had such loving and supportive people in my life I hope to sread that and do the same for others. Here’s to the new year, much love fam! ??

  • Ransom

    I am most greatful for breaking my leg. It has awakened my soul to connect to my mind and body in ways that i was not understanding. My mobility is so important and I am thankful for my realization of how much i want to take care of my body now. I look forward to contining my transformation of strength withing my mind body and soul. I also am thankful for starting to love myself and that i now truly enjoy alone time because i am awesome! Thank you bassnectar for this community and spreadin them good vibes <3 @randomranswan IG

  • Allyson Barnouski

    As this year comes to an end, I am most greatful for the opportunities that have been bestowed upon me and the changes I’ve seen in others as well as myself. Yes, trump is killing this country with his bigotry, but it’s so inspiring to see so many of us “snowflakes” come together and form one hell of a blizzard, disrupting the system one step at a time. I found my calling this year, after 25 years of not having a clue and just bumbling on and getting by, I have retaught myself (with skills my grandmother passed down to me) how to sew and have been creating things for others as well as myself, I also rediscovered my passion for helping others who are in need. I’ve taken to spending more time at the nursing home where I work, on my days off spending as much time with each resident and showing them the same compassion I have been given from this amazing community. This year I took more time to stop and appreciate everything and reflect on things that I needed to change about myself to be a more wholesome person. In the coming year I hope to make a difference. Even if I can’t save the world I can save at least one person. I want to inspire others the way that you have inspired me, it takes an army. Thank you so much for everything you do and continue to do.

  • Alexis A.

    The biggest thing I have thanks for in 2017 is getting the chance to see my 101 year old great grandma for the first time in over 3 years! My family and I are from Atlanta, but I live in Illinois during the school year where I am currently finishing up my undergraduate degree. My great grandma is the fiercest woman and I know and the epitome of strength, thankfulness, and reflection. I was worried I wouldn’t get the chance to see her again before she passes, but fortunately, my parents flew me home to Atlanta for Christmas and New Years so I got to visit her last week and I’m immensely thankful.

    In the new year, I hope to dive deeper into the practice of meditation, get accepted into graduate school for an MFA in writing, and learn to grow my own vegetable garden. 🙂

  • Douglas Carvalho

    Greatful for the relationship that have been made in 2017, and the relationships that grew stronger through the year. After a year in 2015 going to 2016 at my first show at Nye 360 my life was just a complete mess, drugs, leaving my house, torn realation with friends and family. That show made me realize how much I just need to change. I acted upon that so 2016 going to 2017 when I went back with all my friends just looking around that how much I change and it didn’t feel like was alone all my brothers right there by me supporting me in which ever direction I went. 2017 I’m truly grateful for these relationships with my brothers, with my parents, family, friends, and sisters.

    What 2018 upholds I don’t know but I’m looking forward in keeping improving myself, to improve my art and to take my paintings into a new level. Also to promise this new year to love myself more and to just keep trying to find which direction I want to take in my life. Thanks Lorin your music truly help me through a tough time in my life appreciate the love that you send to us and the love this community have.

  • Lexa

    The biggest thing I have thanks for in 2017 is getting the chance to see my 101 year old great grandma for the first time in more than 3 years! My family and I are from Atlanta, but I live in Illinois during the school year where I am currently finishing up my undergraduate degree. My great grandma is the fiercest woman I know (she literally wears high heels in bed just to feel glamorous and still likes drinking pina coladas!) and is the epitome of strength, thankfulness, and reflection. I was worried I wouldn’t get the chance to see her again before she passes, but fortunately, my parents flew me home to Atlanta for Christmas and New Years so I got to visit her last week and I’m immensely thankful.

    In the new year, I hope to dive deeper into the practice of meditation, get accepted into graduate school for an MFA in writing, and learn to grow my own vegetable garden. 🙂 I’ve never seen bassnectar live but the bassnectar community is one I am incredibly thankful for; so hopefully I can ring in the new year with this amazing group of people for the first time ever!

  • Taylor Ann Love

    Honestly whatI am most greatfull for my life is my beautiful fiance whom has taught me what it is love and be loved unconditionally it’s such a powerful feeling that still to do this day brings tears to my eyes thanking my lucky stars for that day 3 years years ago and the feeling grows more powerful Everytime I look at her face, every time I hear her voice, Everytime she does something selfless I’m inspired to no end. We met through our mutual love of this incredible community of bassheads after staying late after a NYE 360 to help clean up and I knew, and I mean KNEW that she was the one. Everything in me was drawn to her in such a powerful way I can’t express it through words. We have been attached at the hip since and I wouldn’t trade her for anything in this life or the next.
    What we hope to achieve… I want to marry this woman that’s what I really hope to achieve. Not that we need the paperwork to make it real because it’s already so real it’s unreal. But that’s what I hope to achieve. We have had to postpone our wedding due to finances. Anyways that’s it. We’re on our way to meet up with friends and go to the will call station in hopes to pick up last minute tickets. We will never get in if we don’t try right. If you think you can or you think you can’t you are correct either way. A negative mindset never got anyone anywhere. we share her Facebook because I’ve cutout all the negativity that social media brings so if this doesn’t make sense that’s why. Peace, love, bassnectar be safe out there guys and we hope to see you at the show.

  • Evan Clark

    In 2017 I was blessed with life, I am breathing and smiling so despite the hardships I am very grateful. I was able to see you and a few of my other absolute favorite artists throughout the year and without music, to me, life is quiet and dull. In this new year I want to achieve a new involvment with music, I want to start creating my own sound and bringing more artists to my local scene and immerse more people in sound. ?

  • Alana Parsons

    The biggest thing I am grateful for in 2017 is the support of my friends and family. I had experienced some personal emotional trauma and literally wanted to die. I sought the help of my family and the encouragement of my friends motivated me into getting professional help for my mental state for the first time in my life; it had been long overdue. I am grateful for that experience which initiated the long journey of personal growth and healing, but damn, I feel good. I could not of done that without my support system and music and I am blessed.

    In the new year, there are a few things I hope to achieve. First and foremost, I hope to gain a better understanding and control of myself, thoughts, and actions. I hope to react more positively to all situations and maintaining a balance within myself. I also hope to continue to succeed in college in hopes of becoming a teacher. I only have 3 semesters left! Finally, I hope to better my relationship with my father.

    • Alana Parsons

      My birthday is also in a week and there’s nothing more that I would appreciate and love than seeing Nectar for my birthday.

    • Chris Basscrew

      Hi @disqus_NpGa6ULruY:disqus! CONGRATS: You have won a pair of tickets to our NYE special event in ATL ? please send me your full name as it appears on your ID to chris(at)bassnectar(dot)net and I’ll get you sorted. Thanks! See you soon ?

  • Stephanie Anne Van Zyl

    I’m honestly so grateful for all the people that I have met this year that have helped and supported me through this tough year. I’m also very grateful for all the shows and festivals I’ve been lucky enough to go to and feel like I’m in a safe space and accepted for who I truly am. I’ve been struggling with finances and school and anxiety and have been extremely grateful to be able to have a space I can go to and just be completely engulfed in the music and atmosphere and good vibes and feel like everything is going to be okay.

    In the new year , I hope to be able to handle my anxiety better and hopefully learn how to meditate. I hope to keep my grades up high and also hope to delve deeper into my passions for photography and videography. Hopefully one day I will be up on the stage takings pictures and capturing the beautiful and raw emotions of everyone in the crowd raving their hearts away. I also hope that my writing will help others who are struggling with anxiety and help them feel like their not alone. Let’s make this year a great one!

  • Kenny Senderoff

    Thankful for meeting my beautiful girlfriend thanks to the bassnectar community, diving out of my comfort zone more than ever this year and working every day to be a better me than i was yesterday.

    In 2018 i am going to work on my health. New year, new me, new body 🙂

  • Austin Burch

    This year has been a great one for me. I’ve been blessed with so many opportunities and experiences, made so many new friends, and seen many wonderful new places. At the beginning of 2017 I wasn’t doing so great. I was struggling to find myself as a person and spending too much time worrying about pleasing others to ever focus on myself. Things took a turn when I started looking inward for answers, and I was able to gain some traction and even meet the love of my life, and that is what I’m most grateful for this year.

    Moving forward into 2018 I plan to spend more time on personal growth and development, become more mindful of myself and others, make more of an effort to pursue my passions, and maybe even go back to school. I’m very optimistic about the year to come and I can’t wait to see where 2018 takes me. 🙂

  • John

    I’m grateful to just be alive and breathing…. Things happened this past year and I almost didn’t make it so I’m grateful to actually be here…. As for 2018 I just aspire to be a better person in general, to constantly evolve and better my life and those around me and to maybe be an example to other fellow humans that we can always be better!! …and this NYE show is gonna be cray cray…bsee all you freaks there!!!

  • Connie Chen

    2017 was a tough year but it was also a year I grew and learned a lot. I helped my mom clean up, renovate and sell my grandma’s old house after her passing. It took a month just to go through and clean up her basement. I moved 3 times this past year due to poor landlords found on Craigslist who turned out to be a conartist and another apartment I ended up being allergic to because of some fungus/mold in the air. This year I learned a lot about preparing a house to put on the market and also a lot about landlord/tenant laws. I wouldn’t have learned these lessons without going through these tough experiences. I look forward to 2018 To hopefully have stability in my housing situation! I also hope to move and experience living in a different state for the first time!

  • Ian Mc (Dransco)

    I’m just grateful to continue to be able to spend time with my mother. She has been going through some serious cancer for a bit now and is just a trooper, noted by the fact that she’s coming to NYE with us (we live in ATL) and just turned 60.

    Here’s to another year year, we hope. <3 Let's hope the world does a 180 in 2018.

  • Miguel Angel Farrera

    In 2017 I was grateful for the fact that our family made it safely through the hurricane that destroyed Houston. The house had 4-5 feet of water inside but material things can be replaced. For next year I’d like to find employment that I’m passionate in and not just something that pays the bills.

  • Sarah Lucisano

    I am most grateful for my life this year. Hurricane Irma complicated my life when a tree fell on my house while I was in it and left me temporarily homeless. I am so lucky to have friends and family that came to my rescue. But I know so many other people were not as fortunate as I was. I found a new place to live and a new outlook on the world. The crazy experience showed me that life is a gift and I need to use it well. I applied to my dream job and began to walk this life with a new happy heart. In 2018 I hope to achieve financial stability, a position with Delta(my dream job), and grow the love I have with my significant other. I can only see the sun now and that really puts a smile on my face.

  • Jarred Clark

    I am most greatful for finding the true meaning of intention. In 2017 my girlfriend and I came very close (damn near 4 feet) to being smashed by a tree. I know how powerful our intentions are and I believe that played a big part in being here today. I hug more, tell people I love them more, try to be more available, purely because I intend to spread good vibes. In 2018 I want to make this into a habit. The info we are fed is all violent, the world needs more love. I plan to smile, high five, and hug my way through 2018 spreading love the whole way.

  • Grayson Evans

    I’m grateful for all the people Bassnectar has brought into my life, including my beautiful wife! My favorite part of Basslanta will be seeing all my family from around the country!#BASSLANTA

  • Frank

    I was most grateful for the love throughout the year from my family and friends. I couldn’t have made it to where I am today without their support. These peers have kept me motivated through all of the tasks and projects I have completed this year. I have been able to use this encouragement to aid me in exceling my college engineering courses. My passion to learn and advance technology has also helped me to give back to the community. During this year, I have been able to volunteer in multiple community service projects. These projects have made me realize that even the slightest of support can drastically change a person’s view of life. I have ended this year in a great spot, and this leaves me in a great starting position for the New Year.
    I hope to expand and strengthen the ties to my peers. I would like to keep in touch with my family through more frequent contact. Also, I would like to express my gratitude towards my close friend group. They are the ones that usually have to put up with all of my crazy thoughts and ideas. The New Year will also provide me with a fresh outlook. I will strive to keep my grades high as I enter my upper-level engineering courses. The New Year will hopefully lead me on a path to end my addiction to cigarettes. This is due to concern from my peers and decline of my health.
    As we take another lap around the sun, I hope to give my friends an experience of a lifetime. Lorin’s music has been in my heart for years now. His concerts serve as a euphoric release where I can take a break from reality. I would like to return my gratitude to my friends, and share with them not a concert but an experience.

  • Phoebe Rawson

    1) In 2017 I was most grateful for the amazing new people I’ve met that have become lifelong friends and the impact that they’ve had in my life. Not surprisingly, these newfound friends and I first bonded at festivals and music events that brought us together by lucky coincidence. The love of music and our wanting better alternatives for a more loving and peaceful society have kept us strong this year and will carry us forward on a positive note into 2018!

    2) In the new year I hope to achieve a better understanding of my true calling in life – fulfilling a role that allows me to build eco-structures (i.e. zero energy homes, urban farm micro-plots) and teach others how to live more sustainable lifestyles, starting with their homes! I want to achieve my dream of starting a project where I can build eco-friendly structures and spread the idea that we can live in harmony with the earth and build our living environments in harmony with nature.

  • Ben Kucera

    What were you most grateful for in 2017?
    Being with the newly found love of my life and being able to bond and strengthen our relationship through music, festivals, and travel. Andand 2) What do you hope to achieve in the new year?
    Find a way to Be The Change I want to see in the world. I really want to find my place in this movement towards equality, peace, protecting the environment, and helping those in need.

  • Frank

    This is a repost because the last one was marked as spam :/

    I was most grateful for the love throughout the year from my family and friends. I couldn’t have made it to where I am today without their support. These peers have kept me motivated through all of the tasks and projects I have completed this year. I have been able to use this encouragement to aid me in exceling my college engineering courses. My passion to learn and advance technology has also helped me to give back to the community. During this year, I have been able to volunteer in multiple community service projects. These projects have made me realize that even the slightest of support can drastically change a person’s view of life. I have ended this year in a great spot, and this leaves me in a great starting position for the New Year.

    I hope to expand and strengthen the ties to my peers. I would like to keep in touch with my family through more frequent contact. Also, I would like to express my gratitude towards my close friend group. They are the ones that usually have to put up with all of my crazy thoughts and ideas. The New Year will also provide me with a fresh outlook. I will strive to keep my grades high as I enter my upper-level engineering courses. The New Year will hopefully lead me on a path to end my addiction to cigarettes. This is due to concern from my peers and decline of my health.

    As we take another lap around the sun, I hope to give my friends an experience of a lifetime. Lorin’s music has been in my heart for years now. His concerts serve as a euphoric release where I can take a break from reality. I would like to return my gratitude to my friends, and share with them not a concert but an experience.

  • teg12

    Bassnectar was the highlight of the year as expected. However.. This was the worst venue I have ever seen. Parking is always bad but how bad this traffic was was just the tip of the iceberg. 2 hours after doors opened, we still waited in line for almost 2 hours. We get up to the 4 people “checking” bags, and they barely even tapped every 3rd person – great way to ensure no one brought weapons AND why did it take so long. Then you go down 3 escalators to wait in line again for another pointless 20 mins. Venue is just a big open warehouse-type place. Restrooms are closed so the only option are gross porta-potties. We were starving, and theres only 4 total food stations that didnt even have pizzas when we got up to the place. Wait time unknown. Turns out they had pizzas the whole time. $10 for a damn tiny personal pizza. They had big sheets closing off the actual stage that was tucked behind everything else, so good luck fitting 50k people in a tiny square with no seating and little view. We left later than we should’ve, yes. But miss-one-opener late, not miss-everything-but-bassnectar late, which we did. So, we didn’t see any openers, didn’t get food, and didn’t even get to sit and relax after watching 5 people get hauled away by medics within an hour. Fucking awful venue. Whoever signed off on this place royally fucked up. Bring back the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, AL PLEASE!!!

    • LT

      Ditto. It was an awful experience outside of bassnectars performance. (Oh you didn’t mention there was only 1 Bar tender serving liquor. That line was an hour long.) most importantly – I’m an architect and this whole experience reeked of Fire code violations. If there has been a fire, most of us wouldn’t have gotten out. The space was not used as intended. There were too many occupants and not enough exits. Pretty disgusted.