Decadence 2015 | What To Expect

It's less than a week away and if you haven't bought your tickets for Decadence, we suggest you get on it right away. We all know you got money from Christmas and it's burning a hole in your pocket. The annual fest is about to take residency at the convention center for two nights of bass thumping, electro pulsating, dub stepping, fist pumping....ok you get the picture. These year organizers wasted no opportunity to bring in some heavy hitters. Admin Van Buuren, Bassnectar, Zedd, Kaskade, Big Gigantic and more are set to ring in the New Year holiday with us. We had a chance to see Zedd and Big Gigantic earlier this year and we know they are going to bring it!

Ticket Information:

Venue Map:



Date: Tuesday, December 30th – Wednesday, December 31st 2013
Hours: 6:30pm-2am Daily

Colorado Convention Center
700 14h St., Denver, CO 80202
Two massive areas in the exhibit center.

Age: 18+ // 21+ Bars
Everyone will be required to present a government issued ID upon entry. Adults only to indulge.

Food & Beverage:
Food and beverage will be available at various locations throughout the venue. There will be a bar for 21+.

Staying Hydrated:
It is vital to drink plenty of water throughout the event. Stay hydrated through to the new year!

Re-entry is not permitted. There will be designated areas to smoke.

An ATM is located inside the venue.

All guests are subject to inspection upon entrance.

Will Call:
Located inside Convention Center lobby near main entrance. Look for signs.

Coat Check:
The coat check will be located in the lobby area.

We will be on the grounds both nights and make sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter as we will be updating you throughout the night with live photos and news!

Rules & Guidelines
* rules subject to change without notice

NO Re-entry/Ins & Outs
NO Refunds or Exchanges
NO Sitting on Designated Dance Floor Areas
NO Moshing, Crowd Surfing or Stage Diving
NO Unauthorized/Unlicensed Vendors Allowed
NO Unauthorized Solicitations, Handbills, Sampling, Give-Aways, etc.
* rules subject to change without notice

NO Illegal Substances
NO Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia
NO Marijuana, marijuana products, and associated paraphernalia
NO Laser Pointers
NO Pacifiers, Dust Masks, Nasal Spray or Eye Drops
NO Markers, Pens or Spray Paint
NO LED Light Gloves, LED Finger Lights or LED Hand Light Toys
NO Containers, packages or larger quantities of glow sticks
NO Balloons
NO Totems
NO Large Chains or Spiked Jewelry
NO Stickers, Flyers, Banners or Posters
NO Backpacks Over 10″x10″
NO Large Purses or Bags (Anything Over 10″ x 10″)
NO Stuffed Animals or Dolls (Including Plush Backpacks)
NO Open Packs of Cigarettes or Unsealed Tampons (Upon Entry)
NO Open chapstick or lipgloss
NO Outside Food or Beverages (Including Alcohol and Candy)
NO Gum
NO Weapons of any Kind (Includes Pocket Knives, Pepper Spray, Fireworks, etc.)
NO Professional Recording Equipment – Photo, Video, or Audio (No Detachable Lenses, Tripods, Big Zooms or Commercial Use Rigs)
NO Video Cameras including GoPro’s
* rules subject to change without notice

OK Small Bags, Single Compartment Backpacks and Purses (maximum 10″ x 10″)
OK Camelbacks (They MUST be empty at entry and will be inspected)
OK One empty water bottle to be used at the free water stations
OK Fanny Packs
OK Non-Professional Flash/Still Cameras
OK Cell Phones
OK Sunglasses
OK Hats
OK Flags (No polls)
OK CamelBak (Empty upon your arrival. They will be inspected)
OK Lighters
OK Closed Packs of Cigarettes
OK Sealed/Wrapped Tampons
OK Earplugs
OK Sealed Chapstick and Lipgloss
OK Glowing/Illuminated Costumes or Jewelry
OK Individual, limited quantities of glow sticks
OK Sealed Packs of Gum
OK Prescription medications only if in original container with original label (Must match ID)
* rules subject to change without notice

-Government issued ID
-Good vibes
* rules subject to change without notice

For your safety and the safety of others, guests and their possessions are subject to inspection as condition of admittance. Please have your bags open and available for inspection. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas. Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the Convention Center.
Convention Center Management reserves final decision on items brought into the venue.
Re-entry is not permitted except in designated emergencies. Private vending (including tickets) is prohibited. Intoxicated patrons may be denied admittance.


Pretty Lights at The First Bank Center: New Year's Eve: Review


Thank you, Jake Fling, for sharing this video with us!

Before you go any further, if you haven't read Castro's review of the first night, do that first. The show on the 30th was an absolutely amazing performance but it was a warmup for the main event, the New Years Eve party. The crowds were louder, the lights brighter, and the bass hit heavier. The First Bank Center hosted the event for both nights, and while it can hold almost 10,000 people, it couldn't hold the level of enthusiasm that this crowd brought with it; this night was set up for an epic performance to be remembered. 

Starting the night off was one of Ultra’s newest favorite DJs, Colorado native Paul Basic.  Working the crowd, he started the New Year’s celebration off right, getting everyone into the groove.  It is obvious that he appreciates being able to do what he loves, especially in front of the home crowd.  This enthusiasm beamed like the strobe lights that lit up the crowd.  His humbleness carries with him off the stage as well; Ultra5280 got to meet with him recently and you can tell he is a great person and talented producer. 

Hailing from Germany and only 22 years old, house DJ Anton Zaslavski, also known as DJ Zedd, was one of the best surprises of the night. He hit the stage after Paul Basic to bridge the gap before Pretty Lights. I'm going to be honest, I hadn't heard much of Zedd's music before Saturday so I didn't have any expectations but I was blown away by the performance.  The beats were fast, the bass was heavy, and the remixes all managed to sound unique.  Frankly, his remixes are the one of the main things that stick with me from the night.  Each song started out easily recognizable before immediately bursting into something completely unique, while keeping the theme of the original song.  I know, I know, that's what a remix is supposed to be, but when it's done well, it's a thing of beauty and no less masterful than the original song.  Zedd played to the crowd spectacularly, and I really can't think of a better way to lead up to Pretty Lights.

During the final preparations before Pretty Lights took the stage the energy and anticipation in the venue hit another level that I've personally never experienced.  And then it happened, the lights dimmed, Pretty Lights took the stage, and a wave of lights, lasers, and bass filled us.  It was then that we realized just how far Pretty Lights has come in such a short period of time. Pretty Lights has found such a loyal following because his music speaks to everyone on a personal level.; it hits them to the core. It's as if he is playing to each person individually even amongst 10,000 other people. 

Pretty Lights built up the crowd for the hour before midnight with a smattering of his best songs. Playing new stuff and then bringing us back to the beginning.  A few hits of the night include "I Know the Truth", "Down the Line", and "Hot Like Sauce".  Pretty Lights played his own rendition of The Allman Brothers' "Midnight Rider" among other popular remixes.  Closing in on midnight, he hit us with Europe's "Final Countdown". This remix has become a Pretty Lights tradition for the New Year's countdown (and one that I hope to be apart of again). It seemed as if the clock would never reach midnight, like a school child waiting for that last bell before summer break, but then the giant LED on stage started it’s crawl to midnight...10 (this is happening) ...9 (oh shit it's really happening)...8 (don't pass out).... 7 (where's my camera) ....6 (don't forget to breathe) .... 5 (only seconds remain) ...4 (I don't want to be anywhere else) ... 3 (it's now approaching midnight) ... 2 (it's been a good year) ... 1 (next year will be even better) ....... HAPPY NEW YEAR!

As we looked above a shower of balloons, confetti, and streamers rained down on us as the pretty lights (pun intended) bounced off the faces of everyone present. The quintessential party song, “Celebrate”, was the first song to hit our ears in 2012. The crowd was dancing and smiling as people hugged each other while volleying the giant balloons. There was almost a feeling of relief from the crowd; we had made it another year and were welcomed to 2012 by a favorite artist. Pretty Lights didn't wait long to remind us all that we were there to party long and party hard. He kept playing for another solid hour, stopping only to thank his fans, crew, friends, and family. One of the surprises from his set was a remix he was asked to do by Daft Punk. It was a solid track that I could've listened to on repeat all night. 

When all was said and done I couldn't think of a better way to ring in the New Year. I spent it listening to an amazing artist, hung out with amazing people, and worked with some of the most talented people I know. 

Here is to the start of an amazing year!! 


Pretty Lights to ring in the New Year

 While you are all still recovering from a Christmas food baby and possible hang over, it is time to start getting amped up for a two-night New Year celebration with Pretty Lights and company.  The 30th will open with Porter Robinson and Supervision alongside Derek Smith while the 31st will include Zedd and Paul Basic.  A sold out 1st Bank Center, packed with 5,000 plus people, could possibly explode due to high energy and some serious bass.  When the countdown begins and the clock strikes midnight, Pretty Lights will definitately bring it harder than the party happening in Times Square.  The expectation has been set!