By Candies Liu (@CandiesDeezyLiu)
Each year, tens of thousands of people commence to join the biggest dance music festival of the summer, known as Global Dance Festival at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. Those who have been to Red Rocks will never forget it. Add an event like Global into the equation, and it’s a recipe for an incredibly good time with even better music.
This year, the 14th annual event of Global 2016 crushed the rocks. For three days, people from all around the country gathered to share their love of music, it was a time in which everyone could rejoice in their expression of self. The music starts early in the afternoon as partygoers begin to flood nature’s best music venue. As the sun sets, the lasers of the lightshow pulsate as they illuminate the night sky.
With each epic beat drop the crowd roared with joy and satisfaction.
Over the weekend, some of the biggest EDM acts in the world, as well as emerging local superstars performed at Global, transcending many genres of electronic music. This year, the lineup included: Above & Beyond, Knife Party, Dash Berlin, W&W, 12th Planet, Anna Lunoe, Atik, AutoErotique, Bear Grillz, Boombox Cartel, Billz, Cash Cash, Ecotek, Ephwurd, Four Color Zack, Fransis Derelle, Hermitude, Jackal, Jack Novak, Kozah, Malaa, Paul Oakenfold, Phutureprimitive, Skydyed, Slumberjack, Terravita, Tritonal, TroyBoi, Unlike Pluto, and more.
Though the crowd was as diverse as the genres of electronic music, one thing was for sure. The love of music as a unifier was a constant theme throughout.
DJ Snake turned up with the perfect finale to an epic event.
With another amazing year of Global in the books, Colorado, rise up because we’re officially the #dopest.
All photos courtesy of: Sean Hartgrove