Saturday Day 2:
The second day of our Snowball adventure found us dancing our ass off for most of the day. The day 2 lineup seemed to be the best of the three day. With a more dance oriented lineup, it seemed like each stage had people shaking their asses and raging beyond belief. One of the biggest complaints of the weekend as well as leading up to the festival was the fact that this years Snowball didnt take place in the mountains. You can tell those concerns were quickly put to the wayside as soon as the music starting bumping and people started dancing. It was almost an afterthought, we are interested to see where the festival lands next year. The day got started with some impressive DJ sets by Caked Up who really got the crowd to participate during their late mid afternoon set. One of the more talked about sets of the day. The fun didn't stop there as indie-dance artist STRFKR took the main stage and played a near flawless set including their Target anthem "Rawnald Gregory Erikson the Second" and setlist staple "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun". The rest of the day saw impressive sets by underground hip hop pioneer and Rhymesayers artist Brother Ali. He has always claimed to hold Colorado dear to his heart, and judging by the crowd response we see why. The main stage seemed pretty packed throughout the day, as Yeasayer put on a rather intense set, clearly though 3/4 of the crowd were there to secure their spot for the nights headliner Pretty Lights. Derek Vincent Smith has become a legend in the Colorado music scene, always defying the genre of electronic music, he always managed to outdo himself with each performance. Wether it's his jaw dropping musical style or his sensational light show, he manages to give a show worth every penny. For this performance he brought out a couple friends to help him, on turntables we had 2011 DMC World DJ Champion (among many accolades) Chris Karns, on the other side he had Break Science drummer Adam Deitch. By the time they took the stage the majority of the crowd had secured their place for what would be almost two and a half hours of musical bliss. With record scratching mixed in with tight drumming, Pretty Lights performed some of his classics with a new element incorporated into it. While that was taking place on the main stage, the best performance of the night was taking place across at The Ballroom Stage, Twin Shadow put on a show worthy of a headliner. George Lewis Jr., and company came out swinging to a smaller audience. One of the "few" indie acts on the bill, it was interesting to see the diverse crowd dedicate themselves to each specific genre represented.
Hits: Caked Up, Twin Shadow, STRFKR, Brother Ali, Pretty Lights and Twin Shadow
Misses: Yeasayer, Graff, Kill The Noise
Fads of the day: Pretty Lights Flags, Lace, Yoga Pants, Glowing Hula Hoops