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The seventh annual installment of Arizona’s largest New Year’s Eve event, Decadence Arizona, went down at the Rawhide Event Center located in the heart of Chandler, Arizona during the final week of 2021.
Thousands of attendees from across the nation came together to safely ring in the new year and enjoy music, art, activities, food, and everything in between.
This year’s lineup included a diverse array of artists such as Alesso, Alison Wonderland, Chris Lake, DJ Snake, Kaskade, Nora En Pure, Purple Disco Machine, Seven Lions, Dillon Francis, Excision, Fisher, and Marshmello to name a few.
A rush of pure exhilaration set in as attendees filled the festival grounds at the Rawhide Event Center. We were awestruck by the outstanding production at each of the three stages.
The main stage, better known as the Grand Palace, was located towards the front of the festival entrance inside of a covered pavilion that had plenty of room for dancing and flow arts.
Massive LED panels, beaming lasers, smoke cannons, confetti, balloons, and bright flashing spotlights took big-name DJ sets to another dimension.
The second biggest stage, called the Royal Ballroom, was located across the way from the Grand Palace.
This stage, like the Grand Palace, was inside of a covered pavilion that contained the same type of production that the main stage had on a smaller scale.
Having the two biggest stages right next to each other assured easy travel between them and made it easy for attendees to catch as many artists on the impressive lineup as possible.
The Jester’s Court was the smallest stage located completely outdoors.
Despite temperatures being slightly chilly during the weekend, heat lamps were spread out in front of the stage to keep everyone nice and toasty as they got down to some funky beats.
Crystal clear melodies and face-melting bass echoed through the loudspeakers at each stage. The sound systems were even able to withstand bass-heavy sets delivered by Excision and others.
The high-quality sound systems and acoustics were the cherry on top of the festival’s production.
Once you walked into the festival you could see multiple areas to buy food and drinks.
Food trucks lined the venue offering good food to hungry festival-goers.
No matter what you were in the mood to eat, there was always a place to satisfy your appetite.
You could not go wrong with any of the choices.
Having access to VIP amenities at Decadence AZ came with many perks.
The VIP viewing decks at the Grand Palace and Royal Ballroom gave guests a chance to get close to the action.
Clean A/C restrooms made the festival experience a breeze as there were no lines to wait in.
The cozy VIP lounge area had heat lamps, a private bar, plush couches, and other amenities.
Shout out to Relentless Beats for bringing the fire to this year’s Decadence Arizona.
My experience was beyond exceptional and will be cherished for years to come.
We hope that you join us for next year’s 2022/2023 Decadence AZ.
Wishing you peace, love, laughter, and many more festival experiences in the New Year.