2003 The Crystal Ball and Fanta-See
“NYE 2003 had TWO themes: The Crystal Ball and Fanta-See, but in all fairness it was the Sound Tribe Sector Nine New Year’s Eve! For this epic, cross-venue fete we invaded THREE ballrooms of The Regency Center PLUS the infamous Avalon Ballroom (Isle of Avalon) from the “old school” 1960’s Family Dogs showIn the main Bubble Ballroom, jammed playa popular acts, Medicine Drum,Hamsa Lila, & Mystic Family Circus. We also welcomed our new friend Lorin (Bassnectar) back for a 2nd year to play the Black Light Lagoon, and introduced The Edwardian Ball creators, Rosin Coven, mc’cd by the bearded Ra$pa in the Red Sea Cabaret.
Lasers were brought in by Emerald City Oz Camp and Space Cowboys set the stage for their future Breakfast of Champions wake-up! call. The party spilled into the street on Van Ness and the whole block was one big Sea of Dreams betwixt venues! As if that weren’t enough for the heartiest of party appetites, we even planned an after party at Cathedral Hill Hotel which unfortunately got shut down due to a stewardess convention mass sleep in. We were flying high back then and (almost) too big for our britches!”