SnowBall 2014 was definitely quite the experience, regardless of the lack of snow or the location, the music was definitely impressive. With the festival taking place in the midst of Sports Authority Field this year we were all a little unsure what to expect. However being so close to clubs such as NORAD Dance Bar and Casselman’s proved a real bonus when it came to the after parties. Some of the highlights from the weekend came from massive live acts such as Escort, the seven person disco group pictured above. We were also fortunate enough to catch some other great live acts such as Rufus Du Soul, Twin Shadow, and STRFKR. Hip-hop legend Busta Rhymes and young gun Earl Sweatshirt took over the main stage and brought the heat to say the least. Busta reached to the crowd asking ” Are there any law enforcement officers out there that would like to hit this blunt”? Unfortunately we didn’t see a response but Busta and Spliff Mode couldn’t have seemed much more stoked then to exercise the newly found freedoms of Colorado.
For me the Heat Hut truly stole the show as each night played witness to the likes of really solid line ups including Bones, Graff, Bagheera, MK, Maxxi Soundsystem, Juan Maclean, Option4, Need & Neccesity, Keepers and many more. Essentially the Heat Hut embodied everything that is Denver’s house music scene and it was nothing short of epic. Also we witnessed Caked Up, Mimosa, Henry Fong and Clockwork bring the noise over in the Groove Tent and keep the crowd dancing their hearts out. While this years festival may have been seriously lacking its mountain vibe witnessed during previous years it was not lacking in talent whatsoever. Be sure to check out our Full photo albums from each day as well as the Bones and Caked Up after party at Casselmans, don’t forget to tag yourself and your friends! All in all I had a blast at Snowball this year, yes it was much different then previous years, but I can only hope that Snowball is able to find a permanent home in the future and not have to continue jumping around the state.