As snow began to trickle into the small mountain town of Nederland, Colorado, on the evening of Friday March 9, people with white painted ghostly faces adventured into a weekend full of quirky and vibrant community events. Event goers from near and far gathered together for a three-day festival, Frozen Dead Guy Days (FDGD) March 9 to 11. This joyous festival started in 2002 and is an annual occurrence that celebrates the discovery of the cryonic state corpse of Bredo Morstoel.
FDGD held many unusual festivities such as the exciting Coffin Races, Frozen T-shirt Contests and the Snowy Human Foosball. These events attracted people from all walks of life to watch and participate in. The music kicked off on Friday night with live performances from Flash Mountain Flood, Electric Toast & Buttery Friends and Dead Floyd. Each night after the bands finished playing there was a silent disco featuring three different DJs. Red, blue and green headphones bounced up and down inside the main tent with music from pop to hip-hop and EDM. The silent disco allowed individuals to have their own beautiful, musical experience while still being able to enjoy the environment and converse with other people. Happiness filled the tents during FDGD, with non-stop dancing and all around good vibes.
Delicious New York style pizza and taco trucks surrounded the open-air festival along with a wide variety of craft beers. This picturesque town was radiating this weekend with the festival’s weird contests, freaky costumes and inspiring music. As the sun was shining during the day and snowflakes falling at night, FDGD was a perfect way to welcome in spring with lovely people and nothing but smiling faces and lasting memories.