December 31st, 2022 marked the return of our Bollywood NYE party in Los Angeles at The Vermont Hollywood, one of our favorite times of the year. Yes, the New Year’s Eve party marks the official, end of year, but it’s also our last chance to Bollywood together on the dancefloor ringing in the New Year. Plus, it’s our way of kicking off the forthcoming 2023 season and sending cheers to new beginnings—the Radio5 way!
On Saturday, Dec. 31st 2022 presented a different NYE experience with an emphasis on new production value, fresh talent (DJ’s), stage design, and enhanced midnight ball drop. The result: amazing Bollywood music and a crazy countdown to Midnight in grand fashion.
Here’s the best of Fantasy Ball 2023. We’ll see you later this year for NYE!
Rainy With a Chance of Good Vibes
It was impossible not to constantly check the forecast in the week leading up to the New Year’s Eve. Everyone in LA swore it was going to come down like cats and dogs, and it did for about an hour or so, and the rain clouds danced in the distance long enough to keep the majority of the party drench free. The initial downpour didn’t seem to rain on anyone’s parade and guests came in full force bringing amazing vibes.
Mind-Blowing Visuals at Midnight
The visuals we had on stage was out of this world, and it felt like we were suspended in a world of fantasy. We couldn’t help but think that maybe, just maybe, our production team might be the missing link between man and machine. The video countdown lasted a minute which felt like an eternity and boy did the confetti showers did not disappointment. We can’t wait to do it again, bigger and crazier this year!
Radio5 Events Levels Up
Just 3 years ago, the pandemic crushed the nightlife industry and we were indoors with our pods wishing we were at a club ringing in New Year’s. We upped our game for the grand return on Dec. 31st and we couldn’t have asked for a better night with all of you – together finally. Thank you for trekking it in the rain for NYE, let’s do it again!
The global tragedy of COVID-19 changed the world in a way most of us never thought possible. In just a few years, the pandemic tore apart what many of us took for granted: health, time with loved ones, social interaction, and travel. For our Indian community, that of course included the annual Bollywood Halloween party in Los Angeles, CA. 3 years in the making, our So.Cal community reconvened this past weekend for Bollywood Nightmare with a unique aura in the air from a time longer than ever before spent waiting for such a moment. Take a journey with us through the best of BN 2022.
Straight out of Hellraiser or any bad-ass horror movie, the 20′ Spector prop was a sight to behold. The larger-than-life Halloween installation featured coordinated Doctor Strange orb special FX and brought in eerie twist to the midnight theatrics. Between intermittent venue blackout and a rapid-fire series of strobes, the art piece played background to many people’s photos and selfies.
Next Level Costumes
From Princess Jasmine to topless Genie, demented clown nurses, zombie marching band members, blood-covered prom court, and a slew of other twisted characters kept things interesting, if not borderline terrifying. Guests came fully dressed in their favorite Halloween costume and they did not disappoint!
This year marked the 1st ever Bollywood Bridgerton Theme Party in Los Angeles, and the Saturday night event did not disappointment in every way imaginable. It seems our theme parties is only going to get bigger and better with each passing year, but these are a few of the reasons why 2022 couldn’t have played out any better than it did. On September 23, hundreds upon hundreds gathered once again at the Globe Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles for a night of dancing in celebration of our universal love for Bollywood music. Enjoy our event recap for Bollywood Brigderton that you might have missed with special guest DJ NASHA with media coverage by LA Magazine.
Crazy Crowd Participation
Ask any Southern California Desi about what makes our events so decidedly unique, and I guarantee their answer would be how hype the crowd can be. The commitment they have to the dancefloor is unparalleled, and the crowd participation alone is something to be marveled. Whenever MC Mandeep and DJ NASHA instructs them to put their hands in the air and to jump, not a single seat in the house is reluctant to play along. Everyone seems to be on the same page—and when the music is pumping and everyone is jumping in unison, there are literal earthquakes that presumably could be felt in DTLA.
This year our signature production came back bigger and better than ever. And to top it off, the hit Netflix series Bridgerton has us all swooning for our inner royalty so we were excited to bring this world’s first ever Bollywood Bridgerton themed party! The guests did not disappoint in their outfits.
Thank You for Joining us for Another Successful Radio5 event!
This year was our biggest and best edition of the Bollywood parties at the Globe Theater, and we are looking forward to coming together again for years to come and pushing the boundaries even further. See you on the dance-floor soon!
Yet another successful White Party Bollywood style has come and gone after our initial return last June. On June 18, hundreds upon hundreds gathered once again at the Globe Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles for a night of dancing and revelry in celebration of our universal love and appreciation for Bollywood music. Though the night may have flown by, as we knew it would, all of the memories we made continue to live on in our day to day lives. Instead of reminiscing, we wanted to point out some things that are new to our White Party that you might have missed.
New Stage Production
Out with the old, in with the new! Our favorite main stage got a huge makeover this year at the White Party, with brand new special FX and programming. We also introduced pyrotechnics, with an all-Bollywood music lineup to keep the groove going into 2am.
Dazzling Special FX
This year our signature production came back bigger and better than ever. This absolute feat of modern engineering allowed us to push the boundaries of event production with thousands upon thousands of confetti. What a crazy moment we all shared together on the dance floor.
Thank You for Joining us for Another Successful White Party!
Though our time together on the dance floor at the Globe Theatre may have come to an end for this year, fret not! This year was our biggest and best edition of the Bollywood White Party, and we are looking forward to coming together again next year and pushing the boundaries even further. So round up your crew for 2023, and we’ll see you next year to celebrate 14 years of Radio5 Events!
You open your eyes. You find yourself gazing upward as the confetti drops overhead. Bollywood lovers from all over Southern California reunited once more under the lights at The Globe Theatre (DTLA) to experience a state of magic, aided by our 1,000 tons of flames spitting out over from either side of the stage. With a larger built stage, more interactive production show, and a plethora of unexpected surprises, Radio5 Events “Spring Fling Theme Party” highlight reel was expansive. Take a journey with us through the best of Bollywood Spring Fling 2022.
1,000 Tons of Confetti
For this event, we went with a shock-and-awe approach to try our hand at a more unified version, which involved some crazy time-coding and pyrotechnic programming that is far more complicated than we have time to dive into here. What we can say, though, is there was a seven-minute planned show that used tracks like ”Bijlee” and many more Bollywood dance hits to create an epic show. A technicolor milestone that took one of the most anticipated moments of the night to new heights.
SURPRISE PERFORMANCE: LIVE DHOLI
If you’ve ever found yourself at any of the Radio5 parties, you would know that the crew gets a kick out of bridging the gap between the worlds of Bollywood music and Bhangra. Dholi Jas came through as a surprise performance after midnight and brought the house down with his energetic playing that’s been loved by fans world-wide.
A Trip Through the Globe Theatre
The Globe is one of the most breathtaking venues in the world, and that magic was transported into the space where we parties together. If you caught any of the Instagram stories from the event, you probably saw a few that really jumped out from the rest. The balloon was a huge hit, no doubt, and for the guests who couldn’t believe their eyes.
Thank you for attending Bollywood Spring Fling 2022 LA!
It’s a new year LA! The slate has been wiped clean like hand sanitizer, and the Balloon drop has been swept. Some of us are eager for what 2022 has to offer. Others are still dazed with the ending of 2021.
Despite the rapid spread of Omicron scrapping many New Year’s Eve plans, the party for the LA Indian community went on – and it went on safely as we provided Rapid Testing to ensure guest safety and peace of mind.
There was a new stage design, which were met with a huge wave of excitement. Hosting the event at the largest indoor hotel Ballroom was an absolute godsend. And rolling out the first-ever multi-FX Midnight Ball drop brought an entirely new dynamic to Fantasy Ball.
While we’re stuck here battling the post-NYE withdrawals, we figured the best way to suppress the separation anxiety is by recapping the most fire moments from NYE. We’re running through the highlights in our usual best of style, so get ready to bounce around with us on the quickness.
New Stage Design, Who Dis?
Sound and Production is one of the things that Fantasy Ball lives and dies by. This year, there was a grip of awe-inspiring special FX that brought our guests to flip their phones out. People were lining up left and right to check out 200′ LED screen, Flamers, CO2 jets and additional craziness one would expect out of Radio5 Events.
Thank you and big shout-out to Sanjay Sayal aka DJ Scorpio and his production team for providing the sound and production. Please visit them for your special events at www.djscorpio.net
New Year’s Eve!
At the stroke of Midnight, giant 200′ LED video wall pushes out the countdown, 10…9…8 and BAAM, 2022 appears with newly installed special FX going off. Five thousand balloons drop in the air with Fire sparklers, CO2 jets and excitement fills the dance-floor. When the singing and dancing subsides, revelers eventually start drifting away at 2am, but the action doesn’t stop. Bring on 2022.
There is no denying that the pandemic was, and still is in many ways, a difficult time for everyone, but we are infinitely grateful to have been able to reunite with our guests last year. We can’t thank you enough for joining us for a short period of time in 2021, and we can’t wait to see you again for 2022!