What better way to celebrate the end of the Chicago winter (hopefully) than with a snow-themed
festival? We’re talking all white attire, ice sculptures, winter-themed face paint and luxurious igloos. The
Gathering Group along with Redmoon hosted the Snowstorm Music Festival, an interactive winter
wonderland filled with experiences to send you into sensory overload in the best way possible.
Both established and new artists took to two separate stages throughout the night, entertaining the
crowd with electronic dance music incorporated with various light shows. Other than the catchy beats,
here’s our top five moments of the evening:
1. Photo Booth: Hidden near the Chill Out Stage but hard to miss, a giant green screen was set up
for showgoers to get their photos taken to commemorate the event. Four different backdrops
were used for the four-photo booth, which you received two photos strips and a sticker. Photo
booths are always a smash at events and this one was quick and efficient!
2. Dani Marie Makeup: Directly next to the photo booth was a sparkly young woman who could
make you sparkly too. Her work is unbelievable, and if you don’t believe us check out her
Facebook page: Makeup Believe – A Photo Journal of Makeup by MUA Dani Marie
3. Flashtag: This photography company provided a similar photo booth but took it to the next
level. Any time a photo was taken on Twitter with the hashtag SnowstormFest, the picture was
printed out on photo paper with a commemorative backdrop and left for you to pick up on the
way out. Everyone loved it!
4. Servers: Throughout the night, young woman in elegant white attire carried trays throughout
the event. While audience members were impressed with the trays filled with glow stick
necklaces and sunglasses, the best servers hands-down were the ones carrying cookies. Not just
any cookies, mind you, but WARM cookies with chocolate chips that melted in your mouth.
5. Security: These trained professionals were incredibly kind and made the experience much more
pleasant. Shout out to our girl Cassandra!
You won’t want to miss next year’s festival, we promise!