Tuesday, October 29, 2013

HallowFreak'nWeen in Denver, CO [10-26-13] (Review)

A Review By: Justin D'Amico 

Colorado had a massive EDM costume party for Halloween last Saturday. Global Dance Music and Triad Dragons came together for HallowFreak'nWeen at Denver Mart. This was a big production with superb visuals. The spectacular laser light show dazzled on the main stage for headliners: Showtek, Gareth Emery, and DJ Blend. The event had two rooms bumping with multiple genres of EDM for a solid 7 hours of rage.

The design of the main stage included a giant skull and a huge inflated spider dangled over the main portion of the dance floor. The stage was surrounded with LED screens, and each side of the stage had a go-go dancer booth. The center LED screen was positioned directly behind the skull structure to be used for a variety of incredible eyeball graphics bringing the stage to life.

Showtek lit up the show introducing the Amazing Lasers and some hard hitting bass. They were first of the headliners on the main stage, and for most of the set they stood right up close to the crowd to keep everyone hyped up. Amazing Lasers is a local laser company in Denver and working with headlining acts all over the world including Flux Pavilion on his Freeway Tour. Showtek went all out and fired up the room for Garth Emery the next of the big names at HallowFreak'nWeen. After Gareth Emery put the party into a trance it was time for DJ Blend. The stage had to be stocked up with two large tubs full of water bottles and champagne bottles in order for DJ Blend to properly douse the crowd with liquids.

HallowFreak'nWeen was a giant two room event with a completely different feel in the second room. The second stage was mostly for smaller local producers, but the sounds were killer. Different genres were used for a greater variety by the DJs in the second room.

At 2AM everyone who was decked out in costume was allowed to come up onto the main stage to try to win a prize. The costume contest let the dressed up crowd each get their 15 seconds of fame. There were over a hundred contestants, most of which had unique halloween costumes. Triad Dragons rocked the main stage for the costume contest and they would close out the event.


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