Our 5th annual NYE show has been sold out for several weeks.. but wait: The Doug Fir Lounge will ride the fader on the room.. letting people in as people go out. Just a heads up.. 7:30 is start time for this behavior.
In case you aren’t familiar, here is the official description of the show:
Now in its fifth incarnation, WEINLAND’s New Years Eve Supergroup! has become a well-established tradition and a guaranteed recipe for epic NYE celebration success.
Though celebrated globally, NYE is a special holiday within a holiday for Portland music lovers. Long awaited throughout the year, it is the day when Portland’s finest and most notorious performers from the best bands in town come together to burn the house down playing all of the guilty-pleasure dance songs they secretly wish they had written.
Expect a spectacle—picture somewhere north of 25 musicians sharing more than 20 heroic dance rock tunes in an always sold out room that won’t quit partying till long after the ball drops. There is a horn section, there are dancing girls, there are even flutes for the odd Prince cover. Its over the top… and the only rule is that all of the songs make the dance floor move.
In previous years WEINLAND’S NYE Supergroup! has featured members of the Fruit Bats, The Minus 5, Portland Cello Project, Sallie Ford and The Sound Outside, Loch Lomond, and many many more. In addition to bringing together well-known talents, the group has also searched Portland’s various karaoke hot spots high and low and recruited several amazing singers to their first-ever live performances! These are singers you never saw coming! Amazing.
Over the past five years WEINLAND’S NYE Supergroup! has performed songs from the likes of David Bowie, Madonna, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Beastie Boys, Van Halen, Heart, Prince, En Vogue?!, Bell Biv Devoe?!, and literally hundreds of other “Holy shit! I can’t believe they’re playing that!” songs! This event is not to be missed.
And if you’ve been before you know there’s an “all-in-this-together” to boogie vibe that transforms both performers and audience into one big, dance-happy family. This year is shaping up to be the best ever as these polished partyers take the Supergroup to new levels with performances of all new hidden gems! …Sorry, can’t spoil the surprise here.
So come on out, bring your lover or find another… we’re gonna drink champagne straight from the bottle, make-out, and dance our asses off as we send 2013 out in a blaze of glory!