My Thoughts on the SnowGlobe Music Festival in Lake Tahoe

snowglobe10 friends and I spent New Year’s in Lake Tahoe, attending the SnowGlobe music festival.

The good

  • The lineup was top notch – including Deadmau5 and Chromeo.
  • I’m going to go on a limb and say we had the most awesome costumes there (we were 11 Yetis strong).
  • Cold – I’ll admit, an outdoor music festival in the snow was a pretty awesome experience.
  • Close friends – I went with a really tight group of friends, which is what matters to me.

The bad

  • The shuttle lines – the first night, was horrendously unorganized trying to get back to town. The 2nd and 3rd nights were better, but not totally seamless by any stretch of the imagination.
  • Cold – the 2nd night, it was 7 degrees. Now, that’s cold.
  • The crowd was largely a younger crowd, mostly under the age of 23. Don’t get me wrong, we certainly weren’t the oldest people there (the 11 of us ranged from 28-30) — but were on the upper end of the spectrum.
  • There were a few costumes in the crowd, but by and large, cool costumes were few and far between. For those who have been to Burning Man — it’s not even a comparison.
  • Tahoe Casinos on New Year’s Eve – walking around the casinos after the show ended the last night exposed me to a world I’ve been out of for a long time. The party scene for the 18-23 year old crowd. Was that what I was like when I was 18, 19, 20, 21? Scary.

The ultimate question – would I go back again?

The answer to that is probably no. Given the choice, there are other festivals and locations I’d rather try next time. I would, however, go back to Burning Man.

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Drew Meyers

Drew Meyers is the co-founder of Horizon & Oh Hey World. He worked for Zillow from September of 2005 to January of 2010 on the marketing team managing Zillow’s API program and various online partnerships. Founder of Geek Estate Blog, a multi-author blog focused on real estate technology for real estate professionals, and myKRO.org, a blog devoted to exploring the world of microfinance. As passionate as you get about travel.

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  • I’ve always wanted to go to Snow Globe. It’s definitely on my festival bucket list!