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Hey everyone!

I know it’s been a while since we last posted, but we have had a crazy busy couple of months. We rocked some pretty awesome events in May and June in addition to starting the planning process with Nite-Time’s Class of 2016. We figured you all might want to see what we’ve been up to, so here are some photo highlights of our spring season…

We were honored to return (for the eighth year) to perform for the amazing folks at the Princeton Child Development Institute. They do such wonderful work with children and adults living with autism and they do a terrific job organizing this event each year.

PCDI's Spring Sensations Gala had a Parisian theme this year.

PCDI’s Spring Sensations Gala had a Parisian theme this year.

Amy at PCDI

Amy at the Spring Sensations Gala.

Yves looking right at home in "Paris".

Yves looking right at home in “Paris”.

This marked the third year in a row that the good people at the Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center asked us to perform for their Spring Gala and one of the few times of the year that Amy and Bennett get to perform as a duo before the full band gets rockin’. Always fun!

Amy and Bennett enjoying some duo time at the Isaacs Center Gala.

Amy and Bennett enjoying some duo time at the Isaacs Center Gala.

Isaacs Center 2

We rocked a small fete with our friends from Arizona Iced Tea on Memorial Day weekend and Amy got to go electric… again!

Amy's pink telecaster comes out of hiding!

Amy’s pink telecaster comes out of hiding!

Amy and Yves soaking up a little sun at Sands Point before rockin' out!

Amy and Yves soaking up a little sun at Sands Point before rockin’ out!

Of course, no spring would be complete without our Columbia College Reunion Weekend revelers jamming to tunes from every decade on the plaza outside the iconic Low Library in the heart of NYC! We probably say this every year, but this year seemed to bring out more alumni than ever before.

Amy and Danny laying it down!

Amy and Danny laying it down!

This one's for you!

This one’s for you!

These are just the folks chillin' out behind the stage!

These are just the folks chillin’ out behind the stage!

Amy snapped this selfie with the crowd.

Amy snapped this selfie with the crowd.

OK, this one's just a weird cool band selfie.

OK, this one’s just a weird cool band selfie!

We were invited to perform for Duggal Visual Solutions’ summer yacht party again this year and it was so much fun! This year’s party was on the Hornblower Infinity, a boat with a capacity of 1000 people, so cool.

All Aboard!

All Aboard!

Did we mention it was a white party?

Did we mention it was a white party?

All white. Can't believe all the guys had white pants, looking good!

All white. Can’t believe all the guys had white pants, looking good!

Amy and Yves got to rock it duo style at the Wolfert’s Roost CC’s Belmont Stakes party on June 6th. We’re not saying the acoustic good vibes we sent out had anything to do with American Pharoah’s historic triple crown win, but you never know 😉

Amy and Yves getting set to jam out, acoustically.

Amy and Yves getting set to jam out, acoustically.

Just three days before the end of spring on June 18th, wedding season kicked in for us again with Bianca and Lyncean’s NYC nuptials. These two ER docs are so busy they had to schedule their wedding for a Thursday night. It’s all good, we’ll rock a party any day of the week. More to come on that one…

Bianca and Lyncean enjoying their beautiful and origami themed wedding cake.

Bianca and Lyncean enjoying their beautiful and origami themed wedding cake.

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Date: June 1st

Event: The Starlight Reception at Columbia University’s Annual Alumni Weekend

Location: Low Plaza, Columbia University, NYC

Honorees: Class Years Ending in 3 and 7

Favorite Genre of Music: Everything!!

Low Library 2013 Starlight

Low Library lit up in blue for Alumni Weekend 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What can we say? This party rocks! It gets better and better every year. We’ve had so much fun with the Alumni of Columbia University at their annual Starlight Reception in Low Plaza over the years. Rain or shine, the crowd always brings it and so do we. Can’t wait to rock y’all again in 2014!!

Alumni Battle of the Classes on the Dance Floor!

Alumni Battle of the Classes on the Dance Floor!

Yves loves to call out songs for each graduating class and get everyone going on the dance floor. Everyone gets really into showing their class pride and we get to play songs from nearly every decade and genre, something we at Nite-Time not only enjoy doing, but are great at!

A View From the Top!

A View From the Top!

Date: June 2nd

Location: Columbia University, New York, NY

Honorees: Class years ending in 2 and 7

Dancing: All Night!!

Nite-Time has been playing for the Columbia College Alumni Reunion Weekend’s Starlight Recption for the last 10 years, and each year it gets more and more off the hook. I think we may be building a reputation for rocking the house, or the tent, as it were. 2012 was no exception. The tent outside Low Library in the plaza of the iconic Columbia University campus was so packed that dancers had to find space outside, behind and on the stairs above it!

Every year the Alumni Association honors classes in five year increments going backwards from the current year, so this year there were Alumni as recent as class of 2007 and as far back as class of 1942 in attendance for reunion weekend.

It makes for a fun night at the Starlight Reception, because we get to jump into our musical time machine and bop around from decade to decade. Yves gets really into calling out class years and the partygoers love it when they hear their graduating class called out! They know by now that it means the next tune is for them. From big band to hip-hop, disco to classic rock we hit on everything. I can’t tell you how fun it is for us as a band to stretch like that.

This year, music from the ’80s was a big hit with all the classes and I had one particularly fun sing along moment with a couple from the class of 2007 to Hot n Cold by Katy Perry. The urge to dance was felt by all and the fact that we played until 1:30am didn’t slow anyone down!

We were compelled to play an encore by chants of “one more song” from the crowd of what seemed like record numbers (again!).

This is always a fun night, if you happen to be a Alum of Columbia and have ignored the invite to Reunion Weekend in the past, you should definitely RSVP “YES!” to the next one. The Starlight Reception is a night to remember year after year and there are countless other activities scheduled for the rest of the weekend, from lectures to wine tastings to BBQ’s and kids activities.

We can’t wait to see you all again next year!

-Amy

Date: June 4

Location: On campus at Columbia College, right in front of Low Library

Attendance: Off the charts!

The best night shot I could get of the amazing lighting job on Low Library.

Nite-Time has been playing at Columbia College’s Alumni Weekend since before we were officially Nite-Time! I think this year was year 11. Over the years it has been a lot of fun for us and there’s always a great crowd of Columbia Alums that are out to celebrate and have a good time.

We always play a really wide range of music and this year was no exception. Honoring class years ending in 1 and 6, this year’s alumni weekend had guests from as far back as 1946 and we got in a little something for all of them. (I did however notice quite a few folks from the class of 1966 getting down to Lady Gaga, I’m just saying)…

The dance floor was packed all night! We kept the class of 2006 grooving with hits by Gwen Stefani, Katy Perry and The Black Eyed Peas, but the one thing everyone from ’76 to ’01 could agree on was the 80’s. MIchael Jackson, Rick Springfield, Tommy Tutone, Madonna and Journey were just a few highlights of our trip down what was, for the classes of ’81 & ’86, memory lane. For others like the class of ’96 it was retro rewind hour and man did they get into it! The dance floor looked like this from 9:30pm to 1:30am when the party came to a close…

I LOVE that this guy noticed me taking the shot right in time!!

We’re already gearing up for next year’s Starlight Reception and can’t wait to party with Columbia again! Thanks so much for having us and get ready 2’s and 7’s – it’s on!!

This year the Columbia Lion was put in a safe place to avoid the sometime tradition of toppling his ice sculpture during the party.