The nautical theme was set and the DJ booth was spinning as people boarded SKYY Vodka’s luxury yacht to sail around the statue of liberty the night before Governors Ball Music Festival kicks off. We were curious about what was in store for us on this grandiose yacht and the night didn’t disappoint. Influencers in fashion, music and film came together to appreciate bands that will be playing at the festival throughout this weekend. We spotted comedian Aziz Ansari from Parks and Recreation sipping on a tasty Bay Breeze, one of the many artisan drinks concocted by SKYY Vodka for the night. Olivia Palermo, Chase Crawford and Anna Kendrick chatted in the VIP area together. Guests got to enjoy the luxury of playing glow in the dark ping pong on a boat, spinning a Vodka roulette wheel that had prizes in store for everyone and a photo station where you could pose with Captain hat’s and steering wheels. The food was mouth watering as guests feasted on chicken tacos, Asian pork dumplings, pigs in a blanket and (our favorite) the dessert tower!
However it was the magnificent city views and top of the line music that was the real center of it all. Hundreds of guests centered around the DJ booth and danced the night away to nu-disco and indie tunes. Hands were thrown in the air for exclusive DJ sets performed by Tennessee Bunny, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, Baio of Vampire Weekend and Ladies Night. We were then able to peruse the top of the ship where the entire lower Manhattan cityscape was showcased. Going under the Brooklyn Bridge and seeing Lady Liberty herself was an experience that would satisfy any New Yorker (or journalist). It was a fine prelude to the celebration of Governors Ball. If you’re attending the festival be sure to check out sets by Cut Copy, Kendrick Lamar, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros and The Lumineers! Here is a list of artists and their schedules.
While at the festival, be sure to grab a drink and chill at the SKYY Vodka tent. Other useful locations will be Sweat Leaf Tea’s cell phone charging stations so your battery doesn’t die from all the instagram-ing of artists you’ll be doing plus the lounge is air conditioned! Sennheiser’s wireless headphones will be given out to hundreds of people to enjoy a private dance party experience with a live DJ pumped directly into their ears. Guests will be able to get free water refills at Camelbak’s 8 refillable water stations and there’s ping pong! Who doesn’t love table tennis during the summer?
Happy GovBall Weekend!