Another year, and yes, another decade has gone by. If you felt like 2019 was a bit…off…you’re not alone. At the very least we have amazing music events here in the PNW and to say we are sometimes spoiled with a plethora of options is an understatement.
None the less, USC event’s 10th annual Resolution Festival at Washington Mutual Theater on New Year’s Eve is one we have held near and dear to our hearts. With its bass-heavy lineup, it certainly closed out the end of the year with a bang and left us wanting more.
With the likes of Knife Party, Madeon, Tchami & Malaa, AC Slater, Tritonal, and more, we knew we were in for one amazing night. Presenting three stages plus a silent disco gave us a myriad of exciting options and top tier artists to see.
It was a sight to behold upon entering the venue; full of white, gold, and glitter; all amongst a sea of smiling faces. Everyone seemed to be decked out in their favorite eclectic attire and ready to ring in the new year in style. It wasn’t long before we were whisked away by the heart pumping sounds and bright shining lights to the nearest stage.
Our dancing feet took us over to the Night Bass stage where… holy crap, it was getting crowded! Did our eyes deceive us?! Bass heads unite! Rising star and Seattle native Kendoll slayed the decks and kept us bouncing the entire hour-long set. We hadn’t had this much fun in ages, this early on in the night! Between the stage and sound system booming, we let the music carry us away until we got the itch to see even more.
The Enchanted Forest pulled us into its grips with the likes of 1788-L followed by a head-banging set by Space Laces b2b Must Die! Lasers shooting out from every angle of the stage had us wowed and drifting towards the front. The bass was thumping so hard your body was nearly vibrating through the floor. It wasn’t long before ravers came in droves to the stage, one by one, with fists in the air.
The energy was up and the evening had only just begun. As we meandered through the venue, we took delight as always to see Conscious Crew out and about in their bright shirts walking through the crowds, keeping everyone happy and hydrated. To see this continued resource at our local events has been not only important but a key component to our scene.
The Time Capsule stage stole the show with its crazy huge LED screens and top-notch production. We walked in as Tritonal was playing some of their greatest hits and hyping up the crowd. Veering through the swarms of people, it didn’t take us long to post up at the rail. The vibe up at the front was nothing short of sheer bliss. Everyone was dancing the night away, closing out one heck of a decade.
As soon as Knife Party took the stage, our inner rager came out as they played their classic tunes like ‘Internet Friends’ and ‘Bonfire.’ All nostalgic memories of festivals past came roaring back and it was so much fun to see them live once more. As it was closing in on midnight duo Tchami X Malaa put on one of the best sets we’ve seen in a long time.
With that said, all sets that night were nothing short of amazing. Everyone pulled out the stops and didn’t hold back knowing that the new year was soon upon us. As soon as the clock struck twelve, balloons dropped, excitement rang through the entire venue, and there were plenty of hugs among friends to be shared.
Another year may have passed, but we were still holding strong with Adventure Club to close us out and kick-off 2020 right. Needless to say, we knew right then and there it was going to be a good year. Overall the music was incredible and we left still bobbing our heads.
With so many ways to ring in the New Year around the PNW, we hope you had the most amazing time no matter what. Check out the awesome recap video for a night we’ll never forget.
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