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Frozen Dead Guy Days 2023

One of the most funny and quirky festivals in the USA

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A unique Frozen Dead Guy Days festival takes place in the mountain town of Nederland in Colorado. The festival celebrates cryopreservation and features over 30 bands playing in heated super tents and many fun events. Coffin racing, human foosball, a parade of hearses, costumed polar plunging, frozen t-shirt contests, and other strange competitions occur during the three days. Frozen Dead Guys Days attract thousands of enthusiasts as well as international media and entertainment. The major highlight of the festival is the Royal Blue Ball that features music like Flash Mountain Flood, Electric Toast & Buttery Friends and Dead Floyd. The best Ice Queen and Grandpa Bredo costumes are selected during Saturday’s costumed parade through Nederland.

Frozen Dead Guy Days honour Bredo Morstol, who was frozen in a state of suspended animation and brought to Nederland in 1989 by his grandson, a Norwegian named Trygve Bauge. The body was safely preserved on dry ice until Trygve was deported from the United States for overstaying his visa and his mother, Aud, was almost evicted from their unfinished house. The court ruled her to remove the body from Nederland. However, the local community decided otherwise. Local entrepreneurs and a Denver radio station built a new shed to keep the body of Bredo in. Since 2002 an annual celebration of the town's unique resident is held in Nederland.

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