PHOTOS: BYT NYE 2011
svetlana | Jan 3, 2011 | 9:02AM |

photos by Dakota Fine, Shauna Alexander, Ben Droz & Bradley Portnoy
blurry recollections by: Svetlana

To sum up Friday night/early Saturday morning: it was an awesomely good time. Obviously, you may think we are biased when we say this but this not being our first time at the rodeo, there were a number of factors that when put together undeniably point towards this conclusion:

  • all the bands (10 of them) played the most perfect cover songs (from Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream to Talking Heads, every moment was gold), got along, and basically stuck to the schedule.
  • all of you were totally into screaming along to every single one of these songs
  • Cale played a Spice Girls medley shortly followed by Paul Simon’s “I know what I know”
  • Chris Burns and Mike Simonetti did a very delicious, very deep disco set on Hominy level and no one was afraid of the lasers (I was definitely afraid of people being afraid of lasers)
  • Bohemian Caverns (As in-the basement)-was sweaty and foggy and sticky sweet all night, just the way it was supposed to be
  • you all seemed to have managed to get plenty of drinks and were not afraid to show it (Those Smirnoff espresso shots were both the beginning and the end of me)
  • at one juncture everywhere we looked people were making out
  • actually, make that: at EVERY juncture everywhere we looked people were making out WHILE WEARING THOSE AMAZING BALLOON HATS (we love you Katie!)
  • the last song you heard before the (double) countdown was LWOTB’s cover of Whitney Houston’s “I wanna Dance with somebody” (if that doesn’t bode well for 2011 – I don’t know what will)
  • YOU ALL WERE JUST PLAIN TERRIFIC. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FYI: The bands that played (and the next time you get a chance to see them/stalk them):


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More amazing, technicolor shot by Shauna:

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a couple of late night shots by Ben Droz:

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and finally-Bradley, straight from the cave:

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SEE YOU ALL ON THE OTHER SIDE!

(Muchas gracias, as always, to our sponsors: Smirnoff and vitaminwater)