All the Slayer fan wanted to do was return to the concert, throw up some devil horns and roar with the crowd as Slayer lead singer Tom Araya’s virus took hold. It was contagious this Wednesday evening at the Toyota Music Factory in Irving, affecting thousands of Slayer fans and causing many of them to scream “Fucking Slayer!” at inappropriate times: in the bathroom taking a piss, in line for a $13 beer, outside for the smoke that never lasts long enough. He was dressed in black like other Slayer fans, only his dark hair was more conservative. Short and stocky, he seemed dazed and confused as he struggled to grasp what concert security was trying to tell him. “Once you go out, you can’t come back in,” the concert security guard explained again in a much louder voice. “Your ticket is no longer valid.”“Man, I just went outside for minute,” he replied, shaking his head. “I didn’t know.” His two buddies looked as … [Read more...] about Slayer Played Their Last F-ing Dallas Show Wednesday Night
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For some people, Monday night football is an event to be marked on their calendars — especially when the Broncos are playing. I am not one of those people. My friend, who is also not a football enthusiast, and I were caught off guard by a Monday night Broncos game on our recent trip to Challengers Sports Bar and Grill at 12161 East Iliff Avenue in Aurora. Usually, Mondays are a good day to get a feel for a bar, because only true regulars come out this early in the week. Not so on this particular Monday. But honestly, according to my friend, who frequented the bar with a friend of hers who used to live nearby, there's never really a slow night at Challengers. The place was jam-packed with folks in Broncos gear loudly cheering on the hometown team when we arrived. The packed interior erupted into boos and cheers, depending on the on-screen action, while a few dissenting Kansas City fans made noise as well — but everyone was in high spirits. Every seating area was full: the … [Read more...] about Challengers Makes Even Denver Transplants Into Broncos Fans
Arizona quarterback Mike Glennon floated the football into the near flat Thursday night in Arizona, and on the other end of a reception by running back Elijhaa Penny was about 20 months of pent-up aggression courtesy of Broncos safety Su’a Cravens. He delivered a hit so lethal it unbuckled his chin strap and sent his Broncos helmet rolling out of bounds to the feet of Denver teammates. Cravens couldn’t help but smile later in the locker room afterward. He last played in an NFL game in December 2016. Finally, a big hit. “It’s been a long time coming,” he said. Traded to Denver in March after two seasons in Washington, Cravens had missed a significant portion of training camp and three preseason games with a lingering knee injury. And, he spent the entire 2017 season on the Redskins’ exempt list dealing with “personal and health issues,” including post-concussion syndrome. Denver’s faith in the the 23-year-old former Southern … [Read more...] about Broncos safety Su’a Cravens shows range, physicality in Denver debut
Alas, the days are growing shorter and the nights longer, and a faint chill blankets mornings in Denver. That means you better soak up the last of summer with events that round out the season, including outdoor movie screenings, Tour de Fat and the Denver Zoo's much-beloved Caturday Night Fever party. For all that and more events in Denver, keep scrolling!Loss is a heartbreaking but undiscriminating reality for everyone, even people who make strangers laugh for a living. Comedian Adam Cayton-Holland, co-creator and star of TruTV's Those Who Can't, founder of the High Plains Comedy Festival and former Westword scribe, was enjoying the early stages of what would turn out to be game-changing opportunities when tragedy struck. After a lifelong struggle with severe depression, his sister Lydia took her own life. Cayton-Holland explores this traumatic chapter of his own life in Tragedy Plus Time: A Tragi-Comic Memoir, which pays tribute to his unique family and tells their story with … [Read more...] about The 21 Best Events in Denver, August 21-27
When Meghan Meehan opened her eyes, everything was white and she could see the sky where her kitchen ceiling used to be. The 29-year-old Denver artist and DJ was getting ready to go to her woodworking studio for the day Tuesday when a metal popping sound — whap — washed over her. “I was thrown back against my kitchen sink and I felt this crazy wave was being sprayed at me,” Meehan said. “But instead of water, it was debris and air.” Meehan’s kitchen wall was gone, and she was pinned between her fallen refrigerator and her kitchen counter. Meehan lived in the multi-unit building in the 300 block of Santa Fe that exploded Tuesday afternoon, injuring nine — one critically — and leaving residents with piles of rubble where their homes once stood. Meehan started screaming for help and could see her neighbor four houses down standing in shock. The three complexes that normally separated them had been obliterated. “One man ran … [Read more...] about “I thought I was going to die”: Denver artist describes harrowing escape from house explosion.