Originally Posted by Chase Unperson
For every buzz band from Denver, I can think of 100 from Brooklyn and Los Angeles.
I can't think of a significant international artist or art movement strongly associated with Denver.
I can't think of a single industry or business associates with Denver.
I can't think of a single culinary restaurant movement associated with Denver.
I can't think of a single architectural or urban design movement associates with Denver.
Mountains and snow are associates with Denver. But Alaska and California have higher mountains. Nevada had the most mountain ranges and had the title of the most mountainous state and the volcanoes of the PAC nw are considers the coolest mountains.
So what does Denver do that it can be considered as cool as NYC, LA and Chicago?
Bands? Let's see... The UMS just wrapped up. 4 days at 16 venues in a 12 block stretch with about 400, mostly local, bands. Our scene is up ther with Austin but just because you aren't aware... Oh, Red Rocks?
Food. Green Chile? I mean you didn't even say rocky mountain oysters (never seen em on a menu personally). Beyond that, tons of chains started here, which is lame, I know, but the food scene here, while quiet, is on par with the beer scene, which is about the best you'll find anywhere. But we don't do pretension that well.
Also, the snow sports scene? I guess snowboarders aren't cool now. Just wait a few months when all the companies are doing their video premiers. All the parties for those are sick! Same with the Snowsports Industries of America convention, which is huge, and a total party. But you need to actually know some people in the industry to get in.
And what about the sun and our mild weather? Even with a day or two where we won't reach 0F for a high, the average high still is around 47 degrees. 300 days of sun. Young, fun, party hardy, fit people, with tons of beer and the best weed in the nation!
Nah we ain't cool.
*puts on shades and leans back*