SnowBall fans explain their attire, which includes fur boots, cat signs and so many onesies
At music festivals, weird kind of comes with the territory. But there's something a little extra wacky about EDM festivals. When I walked through the gates at Snowball 2014, the first thing I saw was a woman wearing Moon Boots with glow sticks stuffed in them. "Pretty rad," I thought, but it turns out that was small potatoes compared to what I found inside. It was tough to flag down all the funkiest Snowball attendees, but we were able to talk to a few about their adventurous fashion, and why they braved the cold to dance in the parking lot next to Mile High Stadium.
Eric Gruneisen Sadly, we did not get the story here. Ashley Rogers Bella, 20, and Allie, 18
There were plenty of similar themes in crazy style at Snowball this year. Among them: SpiritHoods, onesies, and fuzzy clydesdale leggings (I made that term up. Seems apropos). Side note: I only saw one person wearing a cowboy hat, despite the fact that there was a vendor selling nothing but cowboy hats. Someone do the math on that and report back to me.
Anyhoo, Bella wasn't coy when we asked her why she thought everyone wore such strange outfits at Snowball. "A lot of people are reeeeeaaally fucked up," she says. Allie thought that wearing a cool outfit was a good way to meet friends and get people to talk to you. It's a conversation starter. But why the leggings? "They're warm and they're fun to dance in," Allie says.
Ashley Rogers Madison broke the internet with this giant kitty sign.
The weirdness at Snowball wasn't just restricted to fashion. Some folks brought fandom to a whole new level. We were super psyched about Madison, 16, and her amazing cat sign. Madison is a huge Pretty Lights fan, so she made a photo sign of one of Derek Vincent Smith's Scottish Fold cats, Minx. Pro tip: Derek maintains an Instagram account for his cats under the name kitty_lights. It's exactly as adorable as it sounds.