The complete Denver music fan field guide
Noah Van Sciver
There's a reason that Denver is one of only four stops on the Global Dance Festival tour, and that's because electronic dance music has made a home here. The scene is strong, and ravers can enjoy the multitude of electronic artists that come through town and feel comfortable donning neon American Apparel to their heart's delight. (See also: PLUR.) Ravers plan their years around shows like STS9 at Red Rocks, Camp Bisco, Skylab and Caffeine. Ravers wear old festival bracelets and newly beaded bracelets. They keeps a supply of glow sticks handy. Neutral colors have been nixed from their closets.
Holy pompadour! If you're somewhere where they play the old-school blues rock of the '50s, you're likely to run into a rockabilly revivalist, a member of the culture that idealizes -- and emulates -- the nostalgia, fashion and music of the 1950s. (See also: Greaser.)
These folks have Immaculate hairdos, rolled cuffs, Chuck Taylors, and a car that pre-dates the plot of The Outsiders. You can generally find Rockabillies at places like Rockabillies (duh), the Skylark, old car garages and various retro watering holes.