Denver music field guide, chapter one: Five kinds of music fans and how to spot them

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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.

See also:
- 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

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Noah Van Sciver

Hippies
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.


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13 comments
lahu
lahu

Everyone in Denver is white... ?

HenryBarajas
HenryBarajas

@TheJenya if you stay away from trailer parks you will be safe from the juggalos.

Melanye King
Melanye King

Well, I must be a confused music lover. I'm a tad hippie, a smidge hipster and a pint of punk. hmmm

Jason Hornyak
Jason Hornyak

ahh excellent. so then i assume you'll include the clueless people who like The Fray? ;)

Jason Hornyak
Jason Hornyak

how could you leave out the electronic kids? it is, arguably, the biggest "scene" in town right now.

Jason Hornyak
Jason Hornyak

how could you leave out the electronic kids? it is, arguably, the biggest "scene" in town right now.

Jason Hornyak
Jason Hornyak

how could you leave out the electronic kids? it is, arguably, the biggest "scene" in town right now.

Jason Hornyak
Jason Hornyak

how could you leave out the electronic kids? it is, arguably, the biggest "scene" in town right now.

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