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Dancing Astronaut’s Guide to New Years Eve 2011: New York & Miami

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New Years Eve is a time for champagne and celebration, but it’s also become an excuse for hardcore partying, and, of course, dance music. (Which holiday will be next?) This year your options are better than ever, so we’ve gathered a list of our DA-approved parties in our two favorite East Coast rage locations: New York and Miami. Click through for the créme de la créme of New Year’s festivities, and check out Wantickets comprehensive guide for the full exhaustive list of options. (Don’t forget to see our West Coast guide too for Vegas, SF, and LA!)

New York

deadmau5 Unhooked at Pier 36, NYC


Why you should go:

  1. Deadmau5 Unhooked > Deadmau5 with the Griefing Machine.
  2. You are tired of hearing “Levels.”
  3. 21+ means no 15 year old kids throwing up and passing out like they were at Roseland Ballroom.

Why you shouldn’t go:

  1. You are seeing Avicii because you can’t get enough of “Levels.”
  2. Skinny Canadian guys aren’t your thing.
  3. You are lactose intolerant or allergic to mice.

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Avicii at Pier 94, NYC


The lineup:

Glenn Morrison, Arty, Cazzette, Avicii, Swanky Tunes

Why you should go:  

  1.  Avicii, Arty, Cazzette, Swanky Tunes, and Glenn Morrison UNDER ONE ROOF.
  2.  133,000 square feet to alleviate overcrowding.
  3. “Levels,” “Levels,” “Levels,” and “Levels.”  Did we mention “Levels”? Okay, just making sure.

Why you shouldn’t go:

  1. You are one of Tim’s many discarded female companions.
  2. You hate how mainstream Avicii has become.
  3. You can’t get enough of PACHA NYC.

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Laidback Luke ‘s “Super You & Me” at Pacha, NYC

The lineup:

Laidback Luke, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Sandro Silva

Why you should go:  

  1. You think Laidback Luke is LIKE, OMG, SUPER CUTE!
  2. Timebomb still hasn’t gotten old for you.
  3. You want to chime in the New Year with one of the loudest systems in NYC.

Why you shouldn’t go:

  1. You can’t afford a table in the VIP.
  2. You don’t like two of the coolest, up and coming, DJs on the planet.
  3. You lost your PACHA souvenir headband.

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NERO Afer Hours at Webster Hall, NYC

The lineup:

NERO

Why you should go:  

  1. You prefer wobbles with your champagne.
  2. The other parties have ended and this one has just begun.
  3. You want that heavy dose of weird that only Webster Hall can provide.

Why you shouldn’t go:

  1. You are a straight-edge, rookie partier.
  2. You drink microbrews, not piss-warm Pabst.
  3. You are already passed out, half naked, next to someone whose name you don’t remember.

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New Year’s Day

  • Dayglow New Year’s Day @ Pier 94, NYC | Benny Benassi, Alesso, David Solano | Tickets

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Miami

New Years Eve:

Axwell New Year’s Eve at Fontainbleau Poolside, Miami

The lineup: Axwell

Why you should go:

  1. We’ve got nothing but love for him. His sets are guaranteed dance floor killers.
  2. You’re not from Miami and want to take in the amazing weather.
Why you shouldn’t go:
  1. You want to rage until the sun rises, but only want to buy one ticket (this party will be over by 2 AM).
  2. You like Ingrosso better.

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LIV New Year’s Eve 2012

The lineup: Busta Rhymes, Politik, and The Chainsmokers (9 PM – 1 AM), Sebastian Ingrosso

Why you should go:

  1. You want to party until 7 AM.
  2. You want a little hip-hop with your house.
  3. Axwell will obviously make an appearance when he’s done with his set.

Why you shouldn’t go:

  1. You are such a house head that you can’t imagine ringing in 2012 with Busta Rhymes – even if it’s to see Ingrosso later.
  2. Someone bought you a ticket to Wall. See below.

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Afrojack and Bobby Burns: JACKED NYE 2012 with at W South Beach Wet

The lineup: Afrojack and Bobby Burns

Why you should go:

  1. Lionheart. ‘Nuff said.
  2. Another poolside venue. Do it like the Floridians do.
Why you shouldn’t go:
  1. You don’t like Dirty Dutch. (Why are you even here?)

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NYE 2012 at Wall at W South Beach

The lineup: Alesso

Why you should go:

  1. Small venue.
  2. Huge talent.
Why you shouldn’t go:
  1. This is probably the most expensive party in Miami. GA tickets were selling for $700 apiece – and they seem to be sold out. Got $12,900 to spare for a table?

Tickets: http://nye.wantickets.com/Events/96434/NYE-2012-at-The-Wall-at-W-South-Beach-featuring-Alesso/

New Year’s Day:

Dirty South at Mansion

The lineup: Dirty South

Why you should go:

  1. Dirty South killed the last time we saw him.
  2. GA tickets are $25 each. Need we say more?

Why you shouldn’t go:

  1. You’ve never seen Deadmau5 live.
  2. You hate Australians.

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Deadmau5 Unhooked at Fontainebleu Poolside

The lineup: Deadmau5

Why you should go:

  1. You haven’t seen Mau5 in awhile.
  2. You like his music more than his production value. This show will be bare-bones.

Why you shouldn’t go:

  1. You were poolside the night before.
  2. You’re still hungover/drunk from NYE.

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