Denver music field guide, chapter one: Five kinds of music fans and how to spot them
The city of Denver is known for its various species of beer geeks, outdoor enthusiasts and sports fans, but the varied climate of the Denver music scene cultivates a diverse cluster of fans, from metal heads to hippies to Juggalos. Here, in the first of several chapters in our handy field guide, you'll find colorful illustrations and descriptions of the most common fans in the Mile High City. Consider this a cheat sheet for astute people-watchers to help identify the breeds that inhabit our fine city, as well as tips on where to locate them.
- The twelve types of Denver musicians
- Noah Van Sciver draws Twiztid show at Fillmore
- Noah Van Sciver draws Big Pink/A Place to Bury Strangers at the Bluebird
- Noah Van Sciver draws Ryan Adams at the Temple Buell
Noah Van Sciver
In 1965, Drop City, one of the first rural artist communes, was formed in southern Colorado. Hippies have been flocking to the state ever since, attracted by the laid-back lifestyle, 300-plus days of sunshine and plethora of farmers' markets. See also: Boulder, Manitou Springs, Trustafarian.
Characteristics: Are you feeling the love? Using crystals to affect your mood? Have you started seeking the source of your problems in the rotations and movement of the planets? Have you ever given a significant chunk of your life to a Phish tour? You, or someone you know, might be a hippie.
Native Habitat: Most likely Boulder or the string of small mountain towns nearby. Rockygrass Music Festival. That tipi-lodge retreat near Nederland.
Mating Ground: Boulder Farmers' Market and Dick's Sporting Goods Park on certain weekends in August.
Consumes: Greens, fruits, nuts, the occasional soy product.