The complete Denver music fan field guide

Noah Van Sciver

Hip-Pop Heads

These are mainstream-rap fans. These people dig whatever's hot at the time, so their taste is dominated by radio-friendly danceable beats and easily accessible and universal lyrics (generally about partying, going hard in the paint, etc.). You can find them at pretty much any mainstream hip-hop show, from Gucci Mane to Waka Flocka, and (ironically) Independent Records.


Travel and Leisure named Denver as the tenth-best city for hipsters in the United States. This contemporary subculture has a penchant for the retro and hip, and those who fit the makeup of this species take advantage of Denver's impressive music scene, microbrews and crafting culture. Hipsters have an affinity for fixed-gear bikes and drip coffee. They have sausage casings for pants, possess a general eccentricity in personality and hobbies, and have access to, or knowledge about, things you've never seen or heard of. Chances are pretty good that they're either in a band, want to be in a band, or are dating someone in a band.


A Juggalo is a devoted fan and follower of Insane Clown Posse (ICP), a clown-loving, Faygo-guzzling hip-hop duo out of Detroit, Michigan. Juggalos come from all walks of life and consider themselves a family. The FBI considers them a gang. They tend to have radical cult-like feelings toward ICP and its other followers, and they can most likely be found donning Hatchet man hockey jerseys and various other paraphernalia and sometimes wearing face paint. Nationally, the best place to see them is at the Gathering of the Juggalos. Locally, you can find them at Skyline Park.

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Will Hayden
Will Hayden

I wish I could remember what it was like to be a music fan instead of a musician...

Chuck Shannon
Chuck Shannon

Cannon speaks the truth, get someone to write your articles that actually knows what they are talking about

Chuck Shannon
Chuck Shannon

Wow Westword you really fucked that one up. Ravers don't flock to see STS9

Nonnac Navillus
Nonnac Navillus

I think it is incredibly inaccurate to say that STS9 is one of the main focus of ravers donning neon american apparel and frequenting global dub. this is an unfair representation of an incredibly complex band with a sound "ravers" could not hope to truly understand. the ravers you speak of reside at skrillex, pretty lights, and other EDM acts. Sound tribe is mostly instrumental and if anything an influence on these button pushers


Can't your stories be read on one page?  Having to click through 17 pages is quite annoying, I don't need a full screen image of each type christ.

Eddie Garza
Eddie Garza

you have not been to a tribe show have you?


"An unhealthy love of MF Doom" Guilty as charged, haha.

dave.herrera moderator editor

@Harry Hey, Harry, we hear ya, buddy. Reload for revised version. Not on one page, but not as much clicking as previously. Thanks for stopping by.

Mantonat topcommenter

@Harry Do you complain about having to turn the page of a book or magazine?

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