The MCA Denver Gala after party was one for the books! The festivities took place at the Sports Castle on Broadway honoring Sir David Adjaye, and celebrating 10 years since he designed MCA Denver’s current building. A Voguish dress code had everyone dressed to the nines, transported to what looked like some fancy, underground warehouse party in New York City. A multi-level layout, an open bar, a room full of human hamster balls, photo booth, and DJ set by artist Neon Indian, allowed guests to stay entertained and well spread out throughout the event.
This party was innovative, fun, and obviously very well thought out, however it was interesting to me that many of the ticket holders from the Gala, did not stay for Neon Indian’s set, or most of the after party. Which leads me to the question, could we have allowed more Denver youngsters (21+ of course) in to the set for the actual music? Because the music was worth seeing. Alan Palomo, otherwise known by his stage name of Neon Indian played a fun, upbeat set that deserved a bigger crowd. I will say that the intimacy of the performance was definitely present, especially because Palomo was just strolling through the party before playing his set, having a drink, taking in the wild party surrounding us all. His infectious energy spread through the crowd through his performance and guaranteed a good time! Keep an eye out for more of the MCA’s events, because not only do they have an eye for art, but music as well!