- 4th annual Bassnectar weekend at Red Rocks
- Hosted By: AEG Live / LIVENation
- When: May 30th & 31st, 2014
- Where: Morrison, CO
- GA Ticket Pricing: 2-day: $115 face value, 1-day: $65
Day 1 Highlights:
Bassnectar- A solid blend of new takes and old classics brought long-time bassheads from far and wide to the spiritual, emotional Red Rocks stage for night one. Here between the great rocks, Lorin baptized the crowd with nearly 150 minutes of mind blowing bass, beginning at 10pm and finishing shortly after midnight.
Notable Tracks: ‘Fun’ (New on NVSB), Hologram, Infinite, Breathless, 'Falling' feat Paper Machete, Empathy, VaVaVoom, Here We Go, Freestyle, 'Future’ (New on NVSB), Churn of the Century, Freak, & 100.
Special Performance: Acoustic opening and vocals for 'Falling' by Paper Machete.
Day 1 Family Photo:
Day 2 Highlights:
Bassnectar – For the second evening, we got to experience the more experimental Bassnectar set that most festival heads live for. Lorin treated the crowd to a new unreleased track called “Flashback”, which also happened to mix perfectly into longtime crowd favorite, ‘Timestretch” – a track we haven’t had the pleasure of hearing live for almost 2 years.
Notable Tracks: ‘Flashback’(New on NVSB), Timestretch, Butterfly, BassHead, Wildstyle Method, The Matrix, Pennywise Tribute, 'Take You Down' (New on NVSB), & VooDoo.
Special Performance: ‘You and Me” featuring vocals by up and coming singer W Darling.
Day 2 Family Photo:
Doing it Right:
Featuring one of the most stunning panoramic views we’ve ever experienced, Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheater has been at the top of our Must-See venues list for quite some time. Occurring in a geographical transitional zone as the Great Plains meet the base of the Rocky Mountains, this unique geological phenomenon formed the world’s only naturally-occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheater. Red Rocks has been hosting concerts since before the turn of the century, but the ones that gave Red Rocks its reputation in EDM have been headlined by Lorin Ashton, the CA producer better known as Bassnectar. Beyond the stunning view and perfect acoustics, the amphitheater-style seating ensures that nearly every patron gets a great seat and great sound.
As part of Lorin’s community-geared structure, volunteers are able to work off a ticket and experience life behind the scenes at a show by helping set up, keep the crowd hydrated, and by generally being awesome. According to the official site (apply here!):
“At the event, AmBASSadors will wear all white to be easily recognizable, have special laminates with maps to direct people, know the set times, hand out water, spontaneously burst into song and dance, grab fans and take them on adventures, and generally create a playful, unique, vibrant atmosphere.”
We have to give Lorin and the Ambassadors a double thumbs up for making sure that everyone in the crowd is having the best experience possible. Nearly every time we are at a Bassnectar show, we run into an ambassador in the crowd handing out free water or stickers, taking photos, or just giving out hugs and high fives. Here, COMMUNITY is key; something that keeps the bassheads coming from miles around.
The second night, we were treated to up-and-coming vocalist W Darling’s ethereal spin on single ‘Take You Down’. Both performances were long enough to change the pace and give us a moment to rest, but brief enough that we appreciated the addition instead of feeling interrupted. We can’t wait to see what other artists Lorin has in store on the album!
Bassnectar Merch: $5-60
PLUS – The venue allowed you to carry in 20oz of water, they just stole your caps.
Doing It Wrong:
One of our favorite parts of most Bassnectar shows are the unique, weird totems that fans create to help locate each other in the crowd, send a message, or just make one another laugh. Due to venue restrictions, totems were not allowed at this event. Fans were notified early via bassnectar.net and ticket outlets, and while we missed them, we wouldn’t give up the view from Red Rocks Park for anything!