Written by Brianna Hernandez for Swaager.com
Where: Ogden Theater
Openers: Madeon and Ecotek
The Scene: Denver’s house music fans were torn between catching Arty at Beta Nightclub and Axwell and Madeon at Ogden Theater on Thursday night. The Ogden was filled to the brim with hipsters, fist pumping bros, candy ravers and live music fans who didn’t make the trek to Indio, CA for the second weekend of Coachella.
Favorite Moment: Axwell’s major drop in the middle of “Save the World” coincided with bursts of confetti alongside flashing strobes and smoke. The last time we saw that many smiles amid a confetti shower was when Girl Talk played the Ogden in March 2011.
We’re impressed: Though busy playing both weekends of Coachella with Swedish House Mafia, Axwell made a special stop in Denver to show our EDM community some love.
The Good: Props to AEG for moving Madeon from headlining Bluebird Theater to an opening slot at the Ogden. The combination was a match made in heaven and show-goers didn’t have to choose between two high-profile shows.
The Bad: Underage girls seem to throw up at every EDM show we attend.
Personal Bias: 17-year-old EDM prodigy, Madeon, may have replaced Justin Bieber for best hair swoop in the music industry.