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8th Annual Neon Carnival Recap

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8th Annual Neon Carnival Recap

Posted on 24 April 2017 by levon

We’re back from Coachella Music and Arts Festival. During weekend one, dozens of exclusive, invite-only parties had their doors open (rather closed) for A-list celebrities, industry people, and devout partygoers such as yourself. Here’s where we caught it all:

Bolthouse Productions hosted the 8th annual Neon Carnival at the notorious airplane hangar in Thermal, CA not too far from the festival. Provided by Don Julio, attendees had a taste (or ten) of special cocktails created for the event, such as the “Ash & Ice”, consisting of Don Julio Blanco, fresh lemon juice, lavender, raw honey, and activated charcoal. Damn tasty. The bar had all sorts of wonderful cocktails curated by mixologists at Don Julio.

“Like A Boss” Cocktail by Don Julio Mixologists

Bumper Cars was a challenge after a few drinks. One guest dropped their phone on the platform, allowing the rubber-bumpered vehicles to it run over. The moral of the story? Don’t Instagram and drive. As we were in the poor-turning car, we saw DJ and producer Zedd in the vehicle ahead of us. We made sure to give his car a little thump (no pun intended).

Other celebrities were walking around and enjoying the illuminated scenery such as Drake, Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul, a well-hidden Leonardo Di Caprio incognito, and more.

The dance floor was flood of lights and party people. DJ Ruckus, DJ Politik, Jessie Marco, and Kayper catered to the attendees with classic hip-hop/R&B tracks and thumping house music. VIP and bottle service guests were served Don Julio 1942. Not too shabby.

All in all, this is THE party.

We interviewed a few guests at Neon Carnival and asked about their experience:

Alex: “It’s my second year at Neon Carnival and it’s an absolute s***show. I’m a tequila guy and this is seriously the best of both worlds. It was totally worth bouncing from the festival and coming here as early as I could. Can’t wait for next year.”

Laura: “It’s my first year here, and everyone tells me that Drake is here. I haven’t seen this many celebrities in one place before. I would have never thought I’d be at a carnival in an airplane hangar filled with celebrities and alcohol. I’m totally gonna make this my desert priority when I’m here for Coachella!”

 

Wanna be interviewed by us? Send us an email and we’ll add your story on ClubSoda.

See y’all next year!

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6th Annual Neon Carnival (April 11)

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6th Annual Neon Carnival (April 11)

Posted on 03 April 2015 by levon

Neon Carnival, the most legendary and exclusive party, will take place Saturday, April 11 in Thermal, CA!

The Neon Carnival, the famed late-night outdoor dance party created by Brent Bolthouse will return to Indio, CA on Saturday, April 11th for the sixth consecutive year with amusement park rides, games and more. Known for attracting the who’s who of Hollywood, this year’s event will be presented by Paper Magazine along with partners Pac Sun, “Dope” the movie, and Tequila Don Julio, who will be providing the specialty drinks. DJs Ruckus, Politik, Jesse Marco and Kayper will perform late into the night in the California desert.

PacSun will be giving out their brand’s products as prizes for their own game they created exclusively for the carnival. Tequila brand Don Julio will also be making cocktails all night. Be one of the lucky attendee to win access to the Airstream VIP booth, where you’ll have an opportunity to partake in the Don Julio 1942 private tasting.

Find us at the event and tell us what you think. How many years you’ve attended Neon Carnival? Were you playing the water gun carnival game with Clint Eastwood in 2013? Did you taunt Chuck Liddell at the balloon-dart game? Tell us all about it!

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Coachella Parties — 2013 Edition

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Coachella Parties — 2013 Edition

Posted on 20 February 2013 by admin

Even though Coachella sold out early this year, there’s still good reason to head out to the desert. The parties, once a supplement to the Coachella experience, have now become a comparable (if not better) alternative to the festival. This year over a dozen parties have been announced in the desert, many of which are free and have special performances from artists with time slots at the festival. As we’ve been doing for the last few years, here’s a list we’ve compiled of Coachella 2013 parties. Here we go:

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April 11 & 18: There’s no better way to start your Coachella experience than attending FILTER Magazine’s 11th annual Coachella Pre-Party! Stop by for performances by surprise DJs, drinks, and for a great time. The secret location will be announced soon.


April 12-21: Here is Ace Hotel’s Desert Gold event’s official press release.

Each year during Coachella, we really get in the spirit to celebrate music and rad people and getting everybody together. Our hotel in the desert becomes a veritable clubhouse for nice people, artists and good vibes. During this years two Coachella weekends, we’re excited to host our fifth annual Desert Gold at Ace Hotel & Swim Club in sunny Palm Springs, California. Desert Gold offers festival goers the opportunity to relax, enjoy, network and recharge at an inspiring intersection of global creative culture and good vibes. Last year’s Desert Gold featured an art installation by Steven Harrington and performances by established and up-and-coming musical guests from around the world like Thom Yorke, Flying Lotus, Florence Welch, Questlove and more. This year’s Desert Gold partners include Third Man Records, Miss Lily’s, The Do-Over, NPR Music — they’re bringing their A-game to food, music and everything else your heart could desire.

Don’t miss out! Info and room rates HERE.

6April 12: Details @ Midnight will be happening this year featuring Nas! Last year, Asher Roth took the stage and the party didn’t stop.

5April 12: Join G-Pen for an Exclusive G-Life Pool Party featuring Money Mark (Beastie Boys) and special surprise guests! There will also be Ed Banger Records’ Club75 pop-up store. RSVP HERE!


April 13: Armani Exchange and Bolthouse Productions have announced Neon Carnival 2013! Get ready for  intoxicated bumper cars action, carnival games, great DJs, and lots of NEON. Don’t miss out!

April 13: A-Trak has announced his April Fools Tour with GTA and Oliver. There’s a party in the works. Details soon…


April 14 & 22: The Do-Over and Adidas are back for their 3rd annual Coachella party. Drink up, and enjoy the the Sunday event, as there will be some special performances. Don’t miss out…RSVP HERE.

_MG_8028April 13 & 14: Lacoste L!VE is hosting their 4th annual Coachella party. This one’s for the history books. Last year’s party featured a DJ set from the hobbit himself–Elijah Wood, alongside Myles Hendrik and Busy P of Ed Banger Records. Arrive early as the event is very likely to hit capacity. Go to your nearest Lacoste store to enter to win admission to Lacoste L!VE’s desert pool party! Just go to your nearest Lacoste store and assemble your ideal outfit that you’d wear to the party. Take a photo of yourself, and post it HERE!

DieselEdunApril 12-14: Diesel+Edun and Rolling Stone present “Studio Africa”, a weekend long celebration with music by White Light White Heat (with members of the Strokes), and many more. RSVP HERE!

VestalVillage_2013April 12-14: Vestal Watch will be hosting their annual Coachella party. Come join the 3-day event with a hosted bar and surprise performances by bands and DJs! The event will be hosted at a secret location in Indio, CA.

spinApril 13: Join SPIN poolside at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs between noon and 5 p.m. for performances by ANTWON, King Tuff, Nite Jewel, and Chrome Sparks. RSVP HERE.

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April 12-14 & 19-21: Join the Saguaro for another awesome party! Here are the details.

We are excited to announce our Saguaro Desert Weekender at the Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs during both Coachella weekends! Next Friday, Private Label will be curating the day with DJ sets by Sky Ferreira, Rick Rude, and special guests. A Club Called Rhonda will be taking over next Saturday with DJ sets by Juan Maclean, Classixx and many more. Last but not least, next Sunday our friends at IAMSOUND will be presenting DJ sets by Agyness Deyn, Goldfields (live), Nick Grimshaw, Henry Holland, and IAMSOUND DJs.

RSVP for the events HERE! Weekend 2 details coming soon…

Wanna get in the Coachella mood? Download Dr. Strangedub’s Coachella 2013 mix for ClubSoda!

Stay tuned for more updates!

Check out our Desert Sessions posts from previous years: 2011 and 2012!

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