Mile High Music Festival: Come for the music, stay for the attractions/ammenities

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All right, so if for some reason, you're crabby about the line-up for this year's Mile High Music Festival -- which, you know what, say what you will about DMB and Jack Johnson; love 'em or loathe 'em, you can't deny there's some serious gems on the undercard (um, hello, Weezer? Phoenix? My Morning Jacket? Z-Trip? Drive-By Truckers?) -- and you're not enticed by the idea that you can come and go as you please and bring your own food and water, or the fact that there's a brand new dance stage (one that's being curated by Beta, BTW), this ought be enough to seal the deal.

We just heard that this year's Mile High Music Festival, slated to take place at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Saturday, August 14 and Sunday, August 15, is going to feature a fifty-foot Ferris wheel, AND there's going to be tethered hot air balloon rides!

Maybe it's just because we're exactly the sort of simpletons who are easily awed by shinny objects -- but, c'mon, man! How freaking cool does that sound, hot air balloon rides? Next best thing to a helicopter ride. Oh, and there's also going to be a Twist & Shout tent where you can get your stuff autographed by band dudes, and a Whole Foods General Store, where you can buy organic food and produce. Check out the festival site map below.

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