Source: Times of India
New year celebrations for youngsters in Goa didn’t just include new year wishes and resolutions, but also high-voltage parties that went on till the wee hours, well after the moon had set on the old year. While some of the parties were held on the beach, some others spots kept the vibe going from sunset till 8 am! The revellers danced till the morning, welcoming the first sunrise of 2020 and the decade, before retiring home for the day.
In North Goa, Prathamesh Maulingkar hosted a new year bash at Reborn in Ashvem with a great music lineup and good ambience for locals as well as tourists.
ON NYE, THE ONLY MANTRA WAS TO PARTY ALL NIGHT!
Models like Pranati Rai and Lopamudra Raut were spotted shaking a leg with several others from the cities and Goa. “We had a great international DJ lineup, fire shows and LED dancers, ensuring everyone had a good time,” says Prathamesh.
Munna Ruknuddin curated a rooftop party at SinQ Air, where people could spend the evening dancing, enjoying the jacuzzi and waiting for the first rays of the sun from the rooftop. There were DJs like Brainwash, Shania Tashya, Afroz, AK47 and Nrush among others, playing various genres of music. “It was a party like no other with the best music to bring in the new year,” Riya tells us.
Several hot spots around North and South Goa had their own parties. Nelrich and Mark Rodrigues hosted a gala event at Southern Deck with music by Goan DJs, fire works and much more. With bohemian decor and beach vibes, it was the perfect place to mark the new year. “We started around 10 with deep house, commercial, hip hop and retro music by Ross. There were fire acts and fireworks to ring in the new year.
We ended around 7am after a good sunrise set by Wayne,” says Mark.
Similarly, Ankith Kedar and Fred got together to host a gala evening featuring the choicest food and beverages, dancers, bonfire and a luxurious experience by the beach, at Sochi Beach in Benaulim. “NYE parties are best in south, and the vibe here is magical,” says Arunoi Fernandes who was at the party. Faisal Shaikh adds, “What better place to be at on NYE than the beach itself. We had a blast.”
Karan Kapoor, who was at a party with a group of friends, says, “I don’t usually head out for parties, but this was a great experience. Shania Tashya played a nice upbeat reggae set which we thoroughly enjoyed. And Wayne ended the party on a high note.” Satchel da Silva who was also there says, “NYE is always an amazing experience, especially when you have the best people to bring it in.
Most party venues around the beach towns in the North too hosted their own parties, with SinQ Beach in Morjim hosting a sundowner and party. Hammerzz hosted a luxury experience for their patrons with artistes from four cities and the finest ambience to bring in the new year. Similarly, Favela curated a fashionable experience complete with a fashion show, live music and DJs keeping the revellers on the dance floor until late. Many flocked to open air venues like Quinta de Valadares, Arpora Hills and Alva Mar for the new year bash as well. That’s where all of Goa partied.
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