Friday, March 13, 2015

Frozen Dead Guy Days – Freeze the Day!

Location: Nederland, CO 80466, USA
Grandpa and the Ice Queen at the Blue Ball 2013
Frozen Dead Guy Days will be held March 13, 14, & 15, 2015. This year you can follow @frzndeadguydays on Twitter, and use #FDGD to post your pictures throughout the weekend.

Last year, was one of the best festivals we've had.

To kick-off the festivities, (6:00pm Friday, March 13) I will be the Master of Ceremonies at the Roundabout in town for the lighting of the official centerpiece. Then, we will have a Steampunk Prosession down the street and across the bridge to the Very Superstitious Blue Ball in the ReAnimate Yourself Tent in Chipeta Park. This is an event that will surely stop traffic, (mostly because we've instructed the police to do so)

At 8:00pm on Friday the 13th, I will be one of the judges for the Ice Queen & Grandpa Look-a-Like costume contest. Winners receive his and her Carhartt Tuxedos (pants, jacket & hat) sponsored by the Mountain Man Outdoor Store in Nederland. Now that's something worth freezing yourself over. Music featuring Dead Floyd, Pine Dwellers and the Gasoline Lollipops.
Most of the main events occur on Saturday (Parade of Hearses, Costume Polar Plunge, and Coffin Races) and there are several smaller fascinating events and exhibits throughout, but the true Frozen Dead Guy Days aficionados attend the Blue Ball on Friday as well.

Click here for a Complete Schedule of Events for the weekend, and other festival information. The musical line-up this year is top notch. Check out the full 2015 Music Schedule here.
[Related Story: Thinking Outside the Frozen Box]
There are plenty of stories about our mysterious resident. The Frozen Dead Guy Days event itself has attracted attention from around the world and taken on a life of its own. The FDGD event now satisfies a need in the community for an 'end of winter event' regardless of why it started. But Grandpa is still here, and he has a place in our history and our hearts.
[Related Story: Dead Guy's Departure Won't Put Fest On Ice]
Drive Carefully (better yet, take RTD), and have a blast in the snow. Frozen Dead Guy Days is a pretty 'off the wall' festival, but it doesn't mean you have to be. Please be mindful of the people around you and respectful of the good people of Nederland who are kind enough to host this unique event in their lovely mountain community.
[Related Story: Events in Ned – The Mountain Ear]

Freeze the Day!

[Here is a Video Valediction] Here is a clip of event owner, Amanda MacDonald speaking about the 2013 Frozen Dead Guy Days with Boulder Life TV. [What is a Video Valediction?]
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