DENVER — The Colorado Convention Center was host again to an annual two night electronic dance music festival to end the year, called “Decadence.” Friday the 30th and Saturday night the 31st, New Year’s Eve, over 25 artists and musicians took to two stages giving fans a constant choice and keeping them moving on the dance floor and between the halls.
In what is called the, “City of Dreams” concert goers referred to as “citizens” parade back and forth from the “Daydream Stage” to the “Timekeeper Stage.” It’s a pulsing glow in the dark event, 16 hours of music and dancing, including a silent disco. The silent disco, where participants enjoy music through headphones, choosing from three DJ’s “stations.” The color of their earphones and the music in their ears create a DJ battle only the participants can hear.
In addition to the silent disco, picking a side, Daydream Stage or Timekeeper Stage, was a DJ battle of it’s own. The choices are tough with incredible talent on both sides. Artists include Kasbo, RL Grime VS Baauer, Marshmello, Griz, Bassnectar, Keys N Krates, Disclosure, Borgeous, Ecotek, Phantoms and Big Wild. Chainsmokers, Tiesto, Sunsuabi, Bob Moses, Flume, and Snails also performed. The reality is at Decadence, in the City of Dreams, dance battles and DJ battles aside, love won the weekend. No matter which side you were on, if you were in the Convention Center you were likely entertained and rang in the New Year with great cheer. It was a fun time in the city of Denver on New Year’s Eve weekend and a well run event for the State of Colorado. Have a look back through time at the photo gallery.