Best of the Web: New Year’s Eve 2012

Jan. 6, 2012 | 0 Comments In the Star-Advertiser Friday Print Edition

Nobody covered more parties on New Year’s Eve than the Pulse. Here are some highlights; for complete New Year’s Eve coverage, plus the Pulse’s “Best of” lists for 2011, visit www.honolulupulse.com.

—Kat Wade / Special to the Star-Advertiser

—Kat Wade / Special to the Star-Advertiser

PICS: ‘PARTY OF THE YEAR’ AT ALOHA TOWER | 1. For the second consecutive year, a hui of 10 local promoters joined forces to host “The Party of the Year” on New Year’s Eve at Aloha Tower Marketplace. Gordon Biersch, the Waterfront, the Lanai, Hooter’s, Bikini Cantina and the Villa provided space for more than 10 stages and 30 DJs and bands to entertain a crowd that reportedly reached 10,000 people by midnight, when a fireworks display went off in Honolulu Harbor. See honolulupulse.com/?p=61805 for the complete gallery.

—Kim Boldrini / Special to the Star-Advertiser

—Kim Boldrini / Special to the Star-Advertiser

PICS: ‘THE MODERN EXPERIENCE’ AT THE MODERN HONOLULU | 2. Local promoters Flash Hansen and Blaise Sato teamed up with the Modern Honolulu to host “The Modern Experience New Year’s Eve 2012″ with special guest DJs Roctakon, Neil Armstrong, Audiobot and Lucky Lou in six different areas at the Waikiki hotel on Saturday. Richard Cheese served as host for the New Year’s Eve party; see honolulupulse.com/?p=61794 for more pictures.

—Joah Buley / Special to the Star-Advertiser

—Joah Buley / Special to the Star-Advertiser

PICS: ‘IGNITE 2012′ AT THE SHERATON WAIKIKI | 3. The Edge of Waikiki and RumFire at the Sheraton Waikiki opened their doors to New Year’s Eve revelers during “Ignite 2012: End of the World” on Saturday. The party also featured B.A.S.E. jumper Miles Daisher, who leapt from the top of the 31-story hotel shortly before midnight. Visit honolulupulse.com/?p=61828 for more pictures and honolulupulse.com/?p=61066 to read more about Daisher.

—Zarli Win / Special to the Star-Advertiser

—Zarli Win / Special to the Star-Advertiser

PICS: ‘AN INTIMATE AFFAIR’ AT PEARL | 4. Kristian Lei, pictured, was the special guest performer alongside Pearl Ultralounge resident DJ Euphorik during “NYE: An Intimate Affair” at the Ala Moana Center nightclub on Saturday. Go to honolulupulse.com/?p=61747 for the complete party gallery.

—Kelli Bullock / Special to the Star-Advertiser

—Kelli Bullock / Special to the Star-Advertiser

PICS: ‘RACE AGAINST TIME’ AT TSUKIJI | 5. Ala Moana Center was also the spot for “Race Against Time” at Tsukiji Restaurant and Nightlife on New Year’s Eve. Saturday’s party featured a balloon drop and special appearances by guest go-go dancers Nikki Sotelo and Jannie Gee. For more pictures from the party, visit honolulupulse.com/?p=61755.

—Jason Genegabus / jason@staradvertiser.com

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