It's no secret that New Year's Eve in Miami ain't cheap.
But on a night when Rick Ross was (literally) making it rain money at his $100,000 SoBe bash, the EC Twins were charging $30,000 for 18 bottles of booze at SET, and Afrojack was packing WET with house junkies jonesing for a $25,000 fix, there were also thousands of regular Miamians (moms, dads, children, teens, cheapskates, condo residents, etc.) flooding Bayfront Park for a free, family-friendly party with Red Bull Soundclash, rapper-slash-actor Ludacris, and Mike "Cooler Than Me" Posner.
The Big Orange dropped on 2012. Fireworks flashed across the sky. And Crossfade snapped some pics. Just see the cut for ten photos from Red Bull's big NYE bash in Downtown Miami.
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