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 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, 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!