View From: Snowball Music Festival in Colorado
There are a lot of music festivals out there, from big names like Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, to smaller fest’s like this summers Electric Forest and Governors Ball - yet few challenge your mind and body quite like this past weekends Snowball Festival in Avon, Colorado. Sure, Bonnaroo is boiling, and Coachella, well it’s full of hipsters, but the first Inaugural Snowball Music Festival tested ones ability to brave the cold in pursuit of musical bliss, and brave the cold we did. Here’s the rundown…
Fly & Drive.
Friday. 8 AM.
Leave NYC, and don’t miss your flight (not that I did or anything). Drive from Denver to Avon, Colorado and suit up for a day in the snow.
@Zeds Dead & @12th Planet.
Friday. 5 PM.
Pre-Pretty Lights a slew of DJ’s and artists took to the smaller stages. The Groove Tent housed some serious spinners throughout the day including Zeds Dead, 12th Planet and Diplo. The Zeds Dead duo was a complete surprise; their dubstep/electronica mix warmed the crowd (literally) as the Groove Tent turned into a steam room. Their energetic performance prepared festival goers for 12th Planet. Known for his mix of hip-hop and dubstep, 12th Planet played a passionate set and also gave us a laugh or two as he covered his face with a beanie and commented on the overly clothed-girls. The casual nature of the whole event was refreshing.
Friday. 7:30 PM.
Diplo carried on the lighthearted spirit and let a herd of fans join him on stage, resulting in a scene reminiscent of a high school prom. Surrounding the DJ booth, cheering him on, snapping pictures - it was a moment that could only have happened at a first-year festival, and one that left festival goers feeling “lucky to have been there.” I felt lucky to have been there when he dropped some ol’ school M.I.A.
@Jetsetfarryn: Ummm @Diplo just dropped Bucky Done Gun @M_I_A @therealryeye @ItsSnowball
@diplo: @jetsetfarryn nice monkey @ItsSnowball