Review: Griz Takes Us To ‘Another World’ For Halloween

Review: Griz Takes Us To ‘Another World’ For Halloween

Griz's three-night run over Halloween at First Bank Center gave fans a reason to celebrate all weekend.

MusicNovember 03, 2021 By Evan Vitkovski

Halloween is my favorite holiday. Simply because it has nothing to do with spending time with family or some hokey religious traditions. It’s all about dressing up creatively and partying heartily. And going to see Griz.  

For the culmination of spooky season, Griz put on a three day extravaganza at First Bank Center called Another World, with different openers and unique sets every night. This gave fans a reason to celebrate all weekend. The first two nights had the stage set up “in the round,” with the light show, lasers, and sound system centered in the large stadium venue. Friday was billed as a “house party,” and Saturday was a throwback set featuring music that Griz had released from 2011-2017. On Halloween proper, the set up shifted to “in the long,” which is the usual First Bank Center set up with all the LED panels, lasers, speakers, confetti, and smoke machines rocking on one end of the venue for a “full flex” set that included all original music and some rarities. That ran the spectrum from his recent releases and some unreleased stuff as well (rough set list below) and is described as “all original sounds from now til infinity.” Colorado fans have been saturated with Griz shows recently, but hardcore fans even traveled from out of state for the three-day run. And the amount of fans rocking Griz merch were almost as numerous as those dressed in costume, so there were no complaints.


(Photo Credit: Jason Siegel)


(Photo Credit: Jason Siegel)


(Photo Credit: Jason Siegel)


(Photo Credit: Jason Siegel)

They were handing out wristbands for the floor on a first-come first-served basis and ran out early around 7:30. By then, Muzzy Bearr had already started warming up the dance floor with his brand of house music. Jantsen took over with crunchy dubstep, bringing his daughter out on stage to experience the intensity of the crowd. It sounded a bit muddy, but the crowd was loving it. Neither opener had on a costume either. What gives?


(Photo Credit: Jason Siegel)


(Photo Credit: Jason Siegel)


(Photo Credit: Jason Siegel)

Griz took the stage before 10 dressed in a unicorn onesie, and the place was packed to the ceiling. Luckily, there was still plenty of room to dance, though the stadium seating was mostly full. On top of his usual sax complimenting the beats, Griz brought out trombone and trumpet players for a brassy trio, as well as rapper ProbCause, and singer Chrishira Perrier, who have become mainstays at Griz shows and on tour. Big Gigantic’s Dom Lolli (dressed as a jedi knight) also made an appearance to perform their collab track together. 

 
(Photo Credit: Jason Siegel)


(Photo Credit: Jason Siegel)

 
(Photo Credit: Jason Siegel)


(Photo Credit: Jason Siegel)


(Photo Credit: Jason Siegel)


(Photo Credit: Jason Siegel)


(Photo Credit: Jason Siegel)


(Photo Credit: Jason Siegel)

 
(Photo Credit: Jason Siegel)

 
(Photo Credit: Jason Siegel)


(Photo Credit: Jason Siegel)


(Photo Credit: Jason Siegel)


(Photo Credit: Jason Siegel)

 
(Photo Credit: Jason Siegel)

 
(Photo Credit: Jason Siegel)

 
(Photo Credit: Jason Siegel)

 
(Photo Credit: Jason Siegel)


(Photo Credit: Jason Siegel)

The costumes add a whole ‘nother aspect to Halloween shows, and they didn’t disappoint. There was only one Squid Games get-up, which was surprising given the popularity of the show. A couple guys dressed up as the “island bois” rappers, which is a trend I can only hope will die with the upcoming cold of winter. All in all, having three distinctly different sets for three straight nights is quite a feat. The only thing it was missing were some Halloween themed songs or remixes to take the holiday to the next level of spookiness. 
 

Rough Set List for 10/31:

Tie-Dye Sky

Astro Funk

548 Mac Ave

ID (GRiZ x Big Gigantic collab)

Medusa Remix (Hot Girls)

Other Side of Jupiter

ID (GRiZ x Clozee Collab)

Medusa

Daily Routine

Gold

Harmony

Interlude ROYGBIV

ROYGBIV cont.???

Rainbow Brain

??? Bass

??

Juicy

Vibe check

No Doubt

Feel It All

I N T E R D I M E N S I O N A L

Infinite

The Little Things (Big Gigantic)

ID (Griz x Zeds Dead Collab)

Burn up the floor

Find My Own Way