February 3rd, 2013
Last night Vals House and Siri headed down to City Hall Amphitheater in Denver to cover Snowdown SIA 2013. SIA is SnowSports Industy America and they hold their annual Snow Show at the Denver Convention Center. Snowdown was the final after event party for this year and it was epic. We arrived a little after 9 and the line to get inside was already over half a block long with people anxious to get in. While waiting they were jamming out to music from the massive Red Bull truck parked right by the front doors. There was an eclectic mix people ranging for hip-hop enthusiasts to dubstep lovers to snowboarders, however all of them were there to have a great time.
After grabbing our all access wristbands we caught up with Anya Grind, one of the event producers, and got an awesome interview. We continued on upstairs to check out the vibe in the all access 3rd floor. With free alcohol from sponsors Tuaca, Pacifico Clara, and Silver Coin Tequila people were already having a good time. Some people went over to the SOAPOINT booth to express themselves through art, others checked out the free photo booth, and still others enjoyed a few games of pool. Throughout the night more and more people ventured up to check everything out and enjoy the DJs.
One level down was the regular VIP access. This offered amazing views of the amphitheater, although at points the sound didn't carry as well as expected. In the VIP bottle service area not only did people have alcohol, they also had AWESOME goodie bags from NEFF. A cool backpack with items from several sponsors including T-shirts, beanies, iPhone cases, lanyards, and baseball caps greeted people as they made their way to the tables.
On the same level as VIP was the Got Bass stage. This room offered a completely different feeling from the main room. People danced to trap and dubstep throughout the night. The DJs, including Vinnie Maniscalco, Mint, and Ganstaz on Acid, thew down some awesome tracks that kept the crowd going all night. An added bonus was the sexy ladies of GoGo Galaxy rocking the stage! On our way downstairs we ran into Party Guru and thanked them for helping make Snowdown packed and awesome.
Down on the main level it was super packed on the dance floor. People kept pushing closer for a better view of artists Machine Gun Kelly (MGK), Just Blaze, and Baauer. They also wanted a better chance to snag some of the awesome give away prizes. There was all sorts of free things over the course of the night, including snowboards! People got a little crazy rocking out to the music, even starting up mosh pits during MGK's set. Set times were a slightly off, but all the headliners still played awesome sets. With Tantalize dancing both on stage and in the middle of the crowd, it made everyone go crazy! It was an awesome feeling to see the many different styles of music blended together in one show! The overall feel of the show was completely different than your usual EDM show, but it was impressive to see how so many people were still brought together because of the music. We can't wait to see what's in store for next year's Snowdown SIA, but we know it'll be great.
Check out the recap of Snowdown on our podcast here.