Monday, December 31st, 2012
Westin St. Francis Hotel
San Francisco Union Square
The Largest Upscale New Year's Event in San Francisco - 7 years in a row
Featuring Live 80s Cover Band 'The Spazmatics'
Hosted Bar |15 djs | Live Band | Fashion Show | 40 bartenders | Live Art
Taiko Drummers | Stiltwalkers |Drummers | Photobooths & more!
Passport to the World 2013 Event Info This is it! Get set for an amazing end to 2012 as we bring you our most anticipated event of the year - the sophisticated, fun & upscale AList NYE Ball at the luxurious Westin St. Francis
This glitzy, landmark event truly embodies what this great city of San Francisco has to offer! Come experience for yourself the exciting and diverse mix of music, fashion, art, culture, sophistication, and charitable causes as we take you into 2012 in style at the largest and most amazing event in town "Passport to the World NYE Ball!" Venture all throughout the 30,000+ sq feet going from room to room, experiencing different music and entertainment in each! 3000+ balloons in the midnight balloon drops, and the largest dance floor in SF in the main USA themed room!
Featuring all of the following:
Large theme-based props/decor in each of the main rooms
Hosted bar where all of your beverages are included
An edgy, stylish, and sexy fashion show
Great live 80s cover band 'the Spazmatics'
15 dj's from around the world spinning your favorite beats
Live Art taking place right before your very eyes!
Stilt-walkers/Exhibitionists tantalizing your visual senses
Travel with your friends all over the world this New Years Eve as we take you on an incredible journey like you've never experienced!
(11 different areas, 8 themed rooms)
Immerse yourself in the view from atop the Empire State building before you visit the runways of New York City where stylish trends from around the world are shown off by the fun & exquisite.. Journey out west to San Francisco and take a walk across the Golden Gate Bridge before you fly across the Pacific to bask in the sun as you sip a tropical drink or two on the beautiful beaches of Hawaii... Dance the night away as some of the best DJ's from around the US spin some top40s, electronic, mashup, 80s/90s, alternative, rock, & hiphop tracks!
And just before the clock strikes twelve... pick up your glass of champagne before gatherring beneath the massive balloon drop, the largest in San Francisco!
Wow! As soon as you walk into this amazingly beautiful room you'll be in awe of your surroundings. Majestic 25-foot tall columns reminiscent of the Roman Forum. Stroll through the vast gardens of Versailles, then whisk your date away to the top of the Eiffel tower to sneak a kiss. After your many excursions, enjoy some late night dancing as you release yourself in the sexy/progressive house and electronic dance music spun by some of the most incredible dj’s this side of the Atlantic.
And as the last seconds of 2011 tick away, get set for another huge balloon drop in this room that stretches across the entire continent!
Enter in through the gates of the Far East and sample the numerous Asian delicacies at the local night market... and remember to rub the big Buddha's belly for lots of luck when visiting those mysterious ancient temples. Be sure to taste the stimulating elixirs served up by one of the many bartenders before you get Shanghai'd by your friends to explore the other regions!
The allure of the international beats and sexy grooves will tantalizes your senses from the fabulous beaches of Rio to the vast forests of the Amazon. No rest for the weary as you'll have to trek up the steps of Machu Pichu after a crazy night of partying Carnival style with the super tan and toned locals
Australia The land of OZ. no dorothys here, but lots of beer and vegemite or mate. Here in the land down unda we've got a live band just crushin' it with their original alternative tracks and covers - no wannabies or wallabies allowed :)
Explore the huge areas on the 2nd floor just a quick scant up north of the equator. Another 2 rooms of music, 10+ bars, restrooms, general seating & coat check in this land where enchanted gifts and sights await...
North Pole (brrr....)
Trek on up to the north pole to see if you've been good or bad in 2011 :) - chill out with the polar bears or relax by your personal igloos as the bartenders serve up the frosty drinks to keep you all nice & warm.
Twilight Venture into this room and you'll be transformed back into the 70s, 80s, and 90s as the top hits from those eras are spun by your super groovy, psychedelic, & oh my gawd, like radical djs!
Looking to get away from it all to chill & relax with those little dudes in permanent tuxes who waddle... even when sober? You've found your spot right here in Antarctica - where there are no Politics, no Time Zones, and few People.
The countdown has begun where are you going to be this NYE?
Entertainment Music- 7 rooms of music will be playing today's top 40 hits, house, electronic, hip hop, mashup, international, 70s/80s/90s, and rock!
(5 on main flr & 2 on 2nd floor)
Main Floor: USA: DJs, live drummer, top40, mashup, hiphop, electronic 09:00p DJ Kevin Michaels
10:10p Fashion Show/Mad Musician Live Performance
10:30p DJ Norse Code
11:45p DJ Pleez Europe: DJs, house, electronic
09:55p Taiko Drummers
Asia: DJs, stilt-walkers, downtempo, live vocalists 09:00p DJ
11:00p DJ South America: DJs, international 09:00p DJs
Australia: DJs, house, electronic 09:30p
2nd Floor: North Pole: DJs, hiphop, top40, mashup & rock
Twilight: live 80s cover band 09:30p Spazmatics
Special Performance by Live Band the Spazmatics 9:30p-1:15a - 'Twilight' themed Room
The most rockin' & fun 80s cover band - Ever!
'Nerds that Rock' seriously - from humble beginnings as Nerds that really did rock it out, they've branched out across the US and completely crushed it!
They've had their groups perform for former Presidents, at Jessica Simpson's birthday party, and now at Alist 'Passport to the World' New Year's Eve at the Westin San Francisco Union Square! Fashion Show * 10:10p-10:25p - USA room
Fashion Show Background Info Sexy, provocative, stylish, and hot. 14 gorgeous models with backgrounds from around the world gracing the runways - with some of the top local designers showcasing their latest collections.
Get your front row view for this sophisticated and edgy show not to be missed!
Producer - Shabnam Q Shabnam Q.’s ambitious nature has allowed her to work from coast to coast in all aspects of the fashion industry. From designing in New York City to increasing brand recognition and sales for lines such as Cosabella and Lou in Los Angeles.
She is devoted to excellence in her craft by encompassing the art of fashion with business. Fashion shows are the way Shabnam expresses her talent and shows her newest ideas and brands as a producer. For this avant garde artist, fashion is a language, her personal form of communication that she skillfully utilizes to convey emotion, feeling and experiences
Maikaze Daiko is a San Francisco-based performance ensemble and taiko school. Their name, "Dancing Wind", reflects their focus on innovative arrangements, precision taiko playing and creative use of movement and space
Live Drummer Cary LaScala
* 10:45p-1a - USA room
Cary LaScala is a professional international touring and session drummer. He has performed and or recorded with the likes of Casey Spooner (Fischerspooner), Christian Burns (BBMak/Tiësto’s “In The Dark”), Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters), Blondie, The Lovemakers, The Limousines and Har Mar Superstar to name a few. Cary has worked with producers; Jeff Saltzman (The Killers) and John Morrical (M.I.A./Blink 182) Labels; Warner Brothers, TVT Records and is fully endorsed by Ludwig Drums and Silverfox Drumsticks
Live Art - painted right before your very eyes!
My Heart Beats For (MHBF)
Exhibit all evening in the USA themed room
Watch a masterpiece in the making as a group of My Heart Beats For artists collaborate on a mural. My Heart Beats For (MHBF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the success of emerging artists of all types. Through their unique events which fuse art and nightlife with a blend of fashion, art, and music, they strive to gain exposure and experience for their artists as well as to offer unique artistic experience for their guests.
USA themed room European themed room Stilt Walkers
9:30p-11:30p Europe, USA & Asia themed rooms
Stilt Walkers provided by Catalyst Arts
You will be greeted by larger than life elegant & interactive characters from Catalyst Arts Entertainment. Pose next to these lovely giants in our fabulous frames for a truly unique photo opp
'Passport Photo Booths' * 9:30p-1a -
USA NYC & VIP area, Australian 'Immigration' Checkin, Twilight 'Throwback' booth
Green Cheeze photobooths
Stop by with your friends at any of the 4 photo booths (1 reserved for VIP area) to take your complimentary group 'Passport' picture during your trip around the world this evening. Strike a pose... snap a pic, and your photo comes out in less than 30 seconds!