Dallas, do you need a Winn-Dixie grocery bag full of money right now to the VIP section? If you want to ring in 2014 feeling like Jay Z or Scott Disik, or even mid-2000s Paris Hilton, there are options for you too. We've put together a list of the five best live music events in the city where you can totally ball out. If you've got the doubloons to drop a cool $5,000 bucks ringing in 2014, then why not do it? Life's short, right? Happy New Year everybody! Stay safe out there!
Also, if you'd rather not burn it all down on the 31st, we've got plenty of options for you:
Plush NYE 2014 Plush, $30 to $2,000 One of downtown Dallas' most popular nightlife spots always does it real big for New Years Eve. This year, it's the official 106.1 KISS FM party destination. DJs Billy The Kidd, Kelly Taylor, and Aiden Brasher will provide a wide range of top 40 and dance music. Plush will be popping off until 2am, when attendees will be encouraged to make their way to the Eternal Eden NYE Snow Storm party we told you about, it's the official afterparty. Stylish attire is required at the door, which can mean a number of things. Fellas, thinks gators over sneakers. Ladies, put your freakum dress on. VIP packages are looking pretty lavish. For two grand, you can reserve a bungalow with three bottles of booze, two bottles of champagne, and fifteen drink tickets.
The Season Finale Momo's, $30 to $850 In the heart of uptown, Momo's is a chic and classy Italian restaurant. For New Years Eve, they're bringing DJ M Knight for what the flyer describes as "an intimate affair". This is a great party for couples, who can receive general admission discounts on the low end. VIP packages are vague in description, but run up to $850 with a patio option for groups. Hookahs will be available at tables and the kitchen will be open all night long. Party favors will be provided, and there will be a balloon drop at midnight.
10th Annual Dream NYE EM Lounge, $30-$5,000 This party challenges Big D NYE in Victory Park with the tagline, "The largest New Year's event in Texas". I'm no mathematician, but judging by some of these amenities, I'd be willing to bet it's in the discussion. Dream NYE boasts a red carpet entrance, 10 DJs, 12 bars, and 40 showgirls in 3 different rooms. They're expecting about four thousand attendees, and planning a $10,000 cash prize balloon and confetti drop. Table prices are high, but they're loaded with perks. Packages in the main room and on stage pretty much allow you to throw your own private party within the sprawling event. For five grand, you and 50 of your closest friends can enjoy premium stage seating, 10 bottles of booze, two bottles of Ace of Spades for a luxurious midnight toast, and "deluxe party favors". DJ King James, DJ INSANITY, CAPTISM, and DJ UMAIL will be spinning top 40, hip hop, and electro all night.
Gatsby NYE 2014 Chandelier Room, $30-$5,000 A little party never killed nobody. That's not exactly true to the story of Great Gatsby, but when Fergie sings it over the soundtrack to the Baz Luhrmann screen adaptation, it's hard not to "turn up" as the kids say. This party has table and VIP packages almost identical to Dream NYE, with the exception that VIP door charge is a little less expensive and you still get access to some roped off areas. For that reason, this might be a better party for singles. Go stag and flirt your way into a table seat. Gatsby NYE 2014 includes Deja, Petey Rozay, Stetra, and Humethazine on the bill.
The Urban Connoisseur New Years Eve 2014 Soiree West End Event Center, $20 to $550 DJ Phil of 97.9 The Beat and DJ Phyfe are spinning this upscale, yet slightly more cost effective party in the West End. This is a great way to get VIP treatment without dropping a whole stack or more. Champagne tables are $200, and include two bottles, line skipping privileges, and party favors for six. There's three rooms total, including a "black & white room" with a performance from Soulful Soundz Band starting at 9:30 p.m. Every VIP ticket or table purchaser will automatically enter you to win tickets to see Tyler Perry's "Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned" at Verizon Theatre next month.