ICE FEST 2K17

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Attendees of Ice Fest 2k17 walked away with some unexpected door prizes: rattled eardrums, a fair bit of ice, and a sense of community. Vancouver’s young electronic musicians, whether intentionally or not, have gradually cultivated an image, a following, and a movement, and as you entered the purple haze lighting of Legal Grey Area, you couldn’t help but feel part of something. People lounged on couches as others crowded around merch tables; it was, aesthetically, a marriage between the glaze of a professional tour and the DIY attitude of a teenage garage band.

It’s difficult to put on a successful show, especially in a vast city like Vancouver, where red tape limits the creative platforms for up and coming musicians. But the coordinators and musicians of Ice Fest were more than successful, drawing a large vibrating crowd that were as excited as the musicians themselves. The result? It’s the likes of Mountainous Collective, so it’s what you would expect: inflatable bananas, a Windows-2000 decoration plot, and some of the best vaporwave the city has to offer.

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  1. Ice fest was absolutely amazing. I’ve never seen such a great turn out at the venue it was held at & I will never forget the unique, intriguing & totally hype vibe that the artists created. I don’t think it can be topped & I wasn’t even drunk. <3

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