Happy 2022 From Decadence Arizona!

2022 is finally here and I had the pleasure of ringing in the New Year at Decadence Arizona. Relentless Beats and their partner, Global Dance, have truly outdone themselves this year. I cannot express enough how well done and how far this festival has progressed over the past few years. I appreciated all the small details that went into the festival and Decadence AZ spared no expense when it came to vendors, art installations, hang-out spots, and extra activities that were provided for all the attendees to enjoy.

Location, Layout, and Production

Decadence Arizona came home to Rawhide Event Center on December 30th and 31st, 2021. This festival had a total of four stages that go by Grand palace, Royal Ballroom, Jester’s Court and The Playhouse. RB’s new mega-structure also made its appearance and it was a total shock value. This new and improved elevated production has become a staple for Relentless Beats events and more to come. The layout had plenty of entrances and exits for the crowds to move smoothly and the covered domes/tents added a nice boundary for warmth and protection from the brisk weather in the late evenings. The VIP lounges were also filled with comfy couches, their own food trucks, private bathrooms, and premiere stage access.

Line up

This stacked lineup definitely knew how to keep the crowd moving into the New Year. Marshmello threw down with his own curated set at the Grand Palace after Dillion Francis rang in 2022. The stage’s presence was also filled by some incredible artists. To name a few, we had the pleasure of dancing the night away with Seven Lions, Alison Wonderland, Kaskade, DJ Snake, Chris Lake, Madeon, Excision, Alan Walker, Fisher, Gordo, Loud Luxury, Purple Disco Machine and so many more.

Food and Retail

The cuisine and vendor aspect definitely did not disappoint. Decadence had such a wide variety of culinary choices that ranged from Maui Wowi Smoothies to Everest MoMo Nepali-Indian Food Truck. Some crowd favorites that attendees were also raving about were The Potato Hut, Snowy Churro, Arizona Roasted Corn, and DGP Fry Bread & Funnel Cake. There were also plenty of vegan and vegetarian options to please all sorts of dietary needs. 

Another aspect of this festival is that there were themed craft cocktails related to some of the headlining artists. For example, I was able to enjoy the Real Love which consisted of Smirnoff Vodka, aperol, strawberry, basil and fresh lemon. To name a few other cocktails, there was Dopamine which featured Don Julio Blanco Tequila, amaretto, orange, banana, fresh lime and the Bring The Madness that was made up of Buchanan’s Blended Scotch Whiskey, montenegro, almond, cherry and earl grey tea.

Attendees also had a huge collection of vendors to shop from for all their rave accessory needs. There were plenty of local businesses to support such as Kritter Kilps, Kandies World, Kandi Kids, Elite Wear, Rave Circus, Stoopid Shades, and Elemental Flow

Some unique hot spots at Decadence included the BeatBox Beverages’ Silent Disco, Bud Light Beer garden, Go Puff Roller Disco, RAW Rolling Papers Lounge, Social Axe Throwing, the Zenleaf Casino, and Earth’s Healing Beauty Bar. 

Be sure to check out the official Decadence Arizona APP to see the full list of Food and Retail Vendors.

Conclusion

I had a very fun and memorable weekend at Decadence Arizona. I 100% recommend going to all my fellow festival lovers. Party Guru Productions is looking forward to all the new and exciting things Relentless Beats has in store for the future. Be sure to follow all of Decadence’s socials for updates and be on the watch for the official afterparty movie that will be coming out soon!

Photos by: Alexander Peet

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