PHOTOS: BYT’s Fancy Schmancy NYE Ball 2013
svetlana | Jan 2, 2013 | 10:00AM |

all photos: Jeff Martin (new tumblr), Shauna Alexander, Stephanie Breijo

all instagrams: @brightestyoungthings, @pvong1, @svetlanabyt, @pandaheadmorgan, @kategreene, @calecp01, @xerikloften, @monosyllabicgal, @district darling, @andrewbucket, @otessamarieghadar + #BYTFancy hashtag overall

To sum up Monday night/early Tuesday 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 (and thank yous assigned accordingly):

  • the space was A-MAY-ZING (thank you Spain Arts & Culture for letting us have it) and was made further more amazing by the enchanting decor courtesy of  Morgan H. West of Pandahead, terrific lighting by DC Night Lights and balloon magic by Katie Balloons
  • all the DJs were phenomenal and a perfect mix of guilty pleasure and occasional cred maintaining selection (so-thank you Philippe Chetrit, Autorock, Chris Burns, Lil’E, Sean Davidson and DJ Stylus). After all, I am pretty sure the first song I personally heard in 2013 was Ginuwine’s PONY, which means all was good with the world.
  • there were 693 photos (!!!!) taken in the  ONOMONOMEDIA photobooth and 692.5 of them are adorable (full photo set of those coming at 10:30am, fyi)
  • Chef Victor Albisu’s TACO BAMBA tacos were INSANELY DELICIOUS (and spicy) – we hope you got there early and tried one
  • the drinks came fast and strong and at all times and we want to thank all our staff for working hard at keeping it all moving even during rush hours
  • on that note:
  • Thank you to Stella Artois for supporting all BYT events this year
  • Thank you to BULLEIT for being the official bourbon of this event and Smirnoff for being the official vodka of it
  • Thank you to smartwater for keeping everyone hydrated
  • Thank you to Red Bull for giving everyone wings
  • KINDsnacks provided late night nourishment
  • at some point, everywhere we looked people were making out
  • there were: magicians, stilt walkers, living statues AND flamenco dancers randomly throughout
  • so, yes-well done everyone AND A VERY HAPPY NEW 2013 TO ALL.
  • (STAY in the LOOP: follow us on facebook/twitter/subscribe to DC BEST WEEKEND BETS/NYC BEST WEEKEND BETS)
  • and now, for the photos:

snaps by Jeff:

>>>>>>>>>>>> Here is a Featured Event >>>>>>>>>>>>
Friday 06/09
BYT and Capital Pride Present! Rainbow Resistance Episode XXX: The Glampire Strikes Back! @ The Rainbow Warehouse
$20.00
The Capital Pride & BYT / BYGays partnership continues to bring you one of the most magical parties of the year! Capital Pride & BYT Present: RAINBOW RESISTANCE The Official Pride 2017 Opening Party June 9th, 2016, 9:00pm The Rainbow Warehouse 1585 New York Ave NE, WDC, 20002 Limited qty super early bird discount Price will go up! Featuring live performances from: Tiffany Ulta Nate Cupcakke & more TBA soon! + Bars! Photobooths! More bars! Other stuff! Croosh Deets: Ticket price will go up! Last 6 years we sold out! This is a 21+ event The Rainbow Warehouse is located in Ivy City, use Google Maps to take you right to the entrance. Free parking garage Free shuttle service details TBA soon As always there is no dress code, but we recommend staying on theme: Jabba the Hutt with like a rainbow tail and idk a unicorn horn maybe?/ Cool Lack of Hand Luke / Tall Darth and Handsome Rainbow Brite / The Last Unicorn / Boyz R2D2 Men / Do it All for the Wookie / Jedi Grand Master Flash / ROY G SPOT BIV / Butt Her Emails / ReSisters / Gay for the Staycation / Pride and No Prejudice /Darth Gaydar/ Millenial Falcon / Wilennium Falcon / Millenium Falco (Rock Me Amadeus) This is an LGBTAJ friendly event! (Lesbians Gays Bis Trans Allies Jedis) We are not able to issue refunds unless the event is canceled. Talent and attractions subject to change. All proceeds benefit Capital Pride.
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Shauna:

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Steph: