SnowGlobe 2017

Festivals

Happy 2018!! Now that most of us have returned to reality, let’s just reminisce for a second about New Years. Some are still trying to figure out a new diet and fitness routine while others are contemplate giving up that bad habit. However, for the thousands of us who spent New Years in breathtaking South Lake Tahoe for SnowGlobe–words won’t do so, here are some super awesome photos to help.

If there is one thing I can stress about these kinds of music festivals… it’s the people. I go to a lot of shows, concerts, and events–approximately three a week for the last two years–and SnowGlobe somehow attracted the most loving and caring crowd.

Examples: I was walking up a small, muddy incline when I slipped and a stranger helped me up and said, “I got you fam.” While I was in the photo pit shooting artists, front-row females were calling me beautiful. People in the crowds who obviously never met were sharing hand warmers, healing crystals, glow sticks, and just overall good vibes. It was truly incredible.

Also incredible though–every DJ set I caught was amazing. And I am sure the ones I missed were equally impressive. You would think after hearing every track on Kendrick’s DAMN. 900 times, you’d get tired of DNA, ELEMENT and HUMBLE, but nope. Inevitably, Gucci Gang was another one of those go-to tracks in rotation. I even heard Plain Jane mixed in. Going into SnowGlobe, I was doubtful I’d hear any Hip-Hop, but surprisingly, I was wrong.

Musically, here are some highlights from each day:

Day 1: Khalid, Basstracks, and well duh, Travis Scott

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Day 2: Porter Robinson and Alexander Lewis (who, by the way, I got the pleasure to meet. He was such a sweetheart. His manager, Matt, was also super humble and the while experience low-key made my entire weekend.)

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Porter Robinson by Deanna Boutte @c4lif0rni4gr0wn

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Alexander Lewis by Deanna Boutte @c4lif0rni4gr0wn

Day 3: E-40 and the Alison Wonderland NYE countdown.

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E-40 by Deanna Boutte @c4lif0rni4gr0wn

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Alison Wonderland by Jennifer Gross @gudvibesphoto

Adjacent to the Main Stage was a ramp where riders and skiers from Sierra-at-Tahoe ripped 540’s and 720’s like no ones business. I learned how to ski at Sierra so personally, this was a very special addition to the usual festival features. An abundance of flames and fireworks accented the main stage. And with the amount of glowing totems, flame dancers, light hoopers, and girls with those light-up faux-fur coats, it was a visual display like no other.

The Igloo was my favorite of all the stages. It was the smallest, but it was under a white tent while blue trickling lights so it literally felt like party in an igloo. Igloo Village was home to several white frosted tents with heaters in them to hang out, make friends, or just warm up.

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The Igloo by Jennifer Gross @gudvibesphoto

Beer was mildly expensive. I realize I really like totems a lot. SnowGlobe fashion trends included light-up faux-fur coats, animal onesies, retro ski apparel, and obnoxious hats. It wasn’t even thaaat cold. I got a New Years kiss. This event brought Tahoe’s tourism-based economy a few thousand visitors and overall, I can’t wait until next year.

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by Jennifer Gross @gudvibesphoto

#SnowGlobe Like A Pro – 5 Tips Before Your Trip

Festivals

#SnowGlobe2017 is right around the corner and chances are you’re excited! If you’re heading out in the next few days, here’s some insight you might like.

Leave Early

Since most of SnowGlobe’s attendees are from somewhere else, there’s one thing you can count on–and that’s traffic! Majority of SnowGlobeTrotters will be making their trek Thursday night or Friday morning. And while the forecast predicts clear skis (and therefore clear roads), still–you will probably be driving a little longer than anticipated. It’s a three-day, holiday weekend and there will be thousands on the road. With only a few highways coming into South Lake Tahoe, practice patience and always carry chains. Here are a few tools and tips to help you get through the drive:

-If you’re coming from the Bay Area, leave before dawn to beat commuter traffic. There’s plenty to do in Tahoe before your check-in time.

-DO NOT pull over on the side of the highway to take pictures. Yeah, Tahoe is beautiful… heck, the whole drive is pretty impressive, but this is this a rookie move, it causes traffic, and is dangerous.

Use Waze to keep up with real-time navigation and traffic updates.

-Most importantly, for your music needs, here are a few playlist suggestions for your drive:

Pro-tip: you can also download the SnowGlobe App to browse all the Spotify channels of artists performing at #SG17.

Shop Ahead Of Time

There are plenty of after-Christmas sales going on, just in time for you to re-stock on festival gear. Weather you need a new bladder for your hydration pack, ear plugs, a pair of sunglasses, matching sweatshirts for the squad, or some new accessories to keep you warm, it’s probably not a good idea to wait until you get to Tahoe to do your shopping. Bring your necessities. Shop Tahoe for accessories.

This goes for food too. While spending money at shops and restaurants fuels Tahoe’s tourism-based economy, and we recommend you do so (don’t forget to tip)… Here’s a suggested list of things to pick up from the grocery store on your way that could save you a buck on dining before and after your SnowGlobe festivities:

  1. A bunch of bananas (or any fresh produce)
  2. Trail mix
  3. Protein bars
  4. Gatorade (good for hangovers)
  5. Emergen-C (because ew, germs)

PhoneGlobe: Get The App

We all know you have way too many apps on your phone. But the official SnowGlobe App is crucial. So, make room on your device, add a shortcut to your home screen, and browse. Why? Because the SnowGlobe App lets you create a custom schedule with all your must-see sets. It allows you to share your schedule with friends. The App has a wholesome playlist, not to mention, you will stay up-to-date on set times, exclusive contests, giveaways, and festival updates.

Use the SnowGlobe App as your main resource for music and information as you get ready for this weekend. And make sure to follow SnowGlobe on Instagram and Twitter so you can tag and retweet pictures and posts.

Pro-tip: Selfies, squad pictures, and Instagram stories are important (we know). So, if you’re worried about your phone dying, DON’T. There will be charging lockers available for one-day or three-day purchase.

What Do I Wear?

Besides the super obvious warm coat or snow jacket, waterproof boots (emphasis on waterproof), thick socks, and many layers, we suggest you bring:

  1. At least one pair of gloves–two pairs never hurt anyone though
  2. Chapstick with sun protection
  3. A beanie or ear muffs
  4. Snow pants on top of long johns, jeans, leggings, or yoga pants (layers!)
  5. Hand-warmers
  6. A scarf or gaiter
  7. Your wristband (don’t forget to register it so you’re covered in case it’s lost or stolen!)

 

Pro-tip: We expect sunny rays during the day, but once the sun down, you might need to add more clothes to stay warm (layers, layers, layers!)

The Shuttle, Uber, Lyft, and Parking, Oh My!

You’re already spending hours on the road to get to Tahoe, why would you want to drive to the festival anyway?

If you are staying near Stateline, a shuttle is available to take you to and from SnowGlobe. It runs every 30 minutes. And it’s free with your single-day wristband.

If you are staying somewhere else, it’s highly recommended that you take an Uber or Lyft. Not only does this prevent the possibility of a DUI, but you won’t have to deal with parking.

Parking is very limited. There will be no parking at the venue. If you must drive yourself, parking is available at the South Lake Tahoe Middle School (see map).

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If you decide to park here, be prepared for a short walk (+/- 10 minutes) and steep costs ($75 for all three days, not including Eventbrite fees). And FYI, this does permit for overnight parking so if you are planning to hit the casinos or any of the SnowGlobe Late Night After Parties, be ready to move your car beforehand.

For a complete list of info on getting around, click here. The SnowGlobe Music Festival website is packed with useful information and FAQs too, so pay it a visit if you have questions: www.snowglobemusicfestival.com 

Re-post with your pro-tips and advice for this year’s #SnowGlobemusicFestival and you may be featured in the post-festival blog. See you Friday SnowGlobeTrotters. Safe Travels.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>see you v. soon for a different kind of celebrating w/ a different kind of family ☃️</p>&mdash; SnowGlobe Festival (@itsSnowGlobe) <a href=”https://twitter.com/itsSnowGlobe/status/945370456445431808?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>December 25, 2017</a></blockquote>
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