Skylab: Mission Blackout – The Review

Anyone that even remotely following this or any other blog out there can tell you at least one thing, Denver loves to dance! Hosting the biggest names at legendary venues like Beta Nightclub and Red Rocks, it isn’t surprising that fans here appreciate great music. So people like the Triad Dragons have made it their passion to always try to put on the best events in the country. They used to have to give away tickets to draw the crowds now fans jump at the idea of pre-sales because they are that confident in the Dragons. Yet, even knowing all of this we are all still blown away by the night as a whole.

It all starts with the venue, and there isn’t a better indoor structure in Denver than the Coliseum. Hosting such greats as Elvis Presley and the Rolling Stones, this isn’t some modern day piece of junk music hall. As we pulled into the lots you could already see the 8,000+ attendees lining up to get inside. Once inside, one felt like they were in outer space as giant planets orbited the roof while the dj’s played on decks set up in a lazer wielding spaceship. Being able to scale the seating made for great breaks in the action and extra curricular activity for others.

The lineup was announced at Global Dance Festival earlier this year featuring headliners Porter Robinson, Gareth Emery, Zedd, Borgore, Downlink, and many more. So needless to say, we were all excited. Catching Borgore on the side stage was definitely a highlight, but was about all we could handle as the room became full of sweat and heat early on in the night. That was okay as the main stage hosted the majority of the lineup as well as most of the fans. Zedd built the crowd up as we raged the microphone and we could all hear the girls screaming for Gareth Emery. Porter Robinson was as good as ever and even Dragon & Jontron were out of this world. Flying in Lea Luna for a live performance was a great way to end the night.

Yet another great event hosted by Global Dance and Beatport and brought to you by the Triad Dragons. Be sure to catch the rest of their events this season including Hallowfreak’n’ween, Tracnegiving, and Decadence for NYE. Below is some tunage for the festival as well as a link to our photo gallery available via Facebook.


Zedd – Spectrum ft. Matthew Koma

Borgore – Decisions (Original Mix)

Dragon & Jontron – Blackout