This past Saturday we hosted our First Annual Music Frozen Dancing
. The winter block party went far beyond what we expected it might do, especially considering how much this winter has kicked our asses. Our head honcho, Bruce, has been wanting to host a winter festival/party-of-sorts for well over a decade, and sure enough, it finally came to fruition during the third worst winter Chicago has ever experienced.
Hundreds of people were in attendance, sipping on Goose Island
brews, Dark Matter Coffee
, and some delicious home-made spiced cider. Bite Cafe
provided some piping hot chili, along with Reigning Chili-Synth Lord Travis Thatcher
, whose proceeds went to benefit PAWS Chicago
. The bands all kicked total ass, not letting the 25° weather keep them from getting the crowd amped throughout the day. A mosh pit even broke out during DIARRHEA PLANET's set, though people were definitely moving and grooving during HEAVY TIMES' and MARNIE STERN's sets, as well. People were smiling throughout and having a great time, even as the snow started to fall. At one point we saw a dog riding his owner's back, so there's that!
Needless to say, it was one of the most memorable winter afternoons we have had in a long time. We want to thank everyone involved, especially Goose Island
for helping us put it all together. Of course, the fans are what made it so special, so big thanks to all of you fine folks who came out. We can't wait to do it again next year!
Check out some more post-festival coverage at Chicagoist
, Windy City Times
, Midwest Action
and On Warmer Music