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Old 10-11-2011, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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LIES! LIES! The Chamber of Commerce and various Real Estate organizations put a POX on you! There are NO SUCH PEOPLE HERE?! How will we deceptively sell houses to outsiders if you keep saying such things?



I think my sense of sarcasm has gotten the best of me, of late...
I've lived here over 6 years now and have been in the mountains exactly twice, and neither time involved an overnight stay
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Parker, CO
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I've lived here over 6 years now and have been in the mountains exactly twice, and neither time involved an overnight stay
I'm the same way. I probably make it up there 3 or 4 times a year, but I'm not into camping or skiing or anything like that. I find plenty to keep me occupied in the city.
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Parker, CO
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Great responses - this is hilarious!

The fact that you guys even know of the particular brands of what I'm assuming are sporty fleecy-type wear is telling in an of itself!

I'm not Scandinavian, wasn't wearing fleece, and am not a fan of bike riding. Maybe it was my husband's beard that made the guy say that? Lol
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Old 10-11-2011, 02:42 PM
 
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The stereotype of people of Denver changes with the times. When I first came here in the 1970s, a bank opening celebration included the singing group, The Sons of the Pioneers http://www.sonsofthepioneers.org/index.html which was famous from being the singing group in being that Roy Rogers was a part of its history. If you do not know what I am talking about, then you are too young. That was my anticipated stereotype of Denver--The Denver of the Old West, The West of the Imagination, of my imagination and many others.

Today, I still try to find those same typical characteristics of the West that can maintain that stereotypical description. I am constantly looking for the pert and pretty women wearing crinolines and petticoats.

Parts of that old heritage still exist and I want to point out to newcomers the Westernaires I invite you to see this fine young group perform; it will really give you pride to be a part of the West. If you look closely at the crowd, you may see a senior man dressed in western finery; hobbling around in those uncomfortable western boots and has a New Yawk accent. You will know that he is still looking for that Western Gal of his imagination.

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Old 10-11-2011, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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I picture someone driving a Subaru outback with Jack Johnson songs playing on the radio. They are wearing jeans, a black North Face vest and Keens or Merrells. This outfit is worn to the mall, the park, the symphony, a fancy restaurant and church. They drink micro-brew beer instead of wine or cocktails and shop at Whole Foods for their groceries. They have a couple of labrador retrievers who are like their children. They are friendly but at the same time standoffish.


^^^ Yes!

I'd like to add that the outfit described above fits both young and old, but once women reach a certain age, it is time to celebrate the gray hair. I see a lot of old hippies with flowing gray hair, patterned skirts, Birks, and are usually carrying a book or two along with their canvas grocery bag instead of a purse. I say this with the upmost fondness.

I am a visitor of Denver and one who loves Denver, the surrounding burbs, the outdoorsy people, the air....everything. Hope to live there someday.

I, too, have been told I'd fit in there. I've never noticed the redheads but I am one and I also happen to love the North Face brand albeit I own a ton of their t-shirts because it is just too hot in AZ to wear a vest. Can't say I own a pair of Merrells because they are just too stinkin expensive.
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Old 10-11-2011, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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I guess I partly fit the stereotype. I drive a subaru (not outback), have a north face jacket (though I try to find others since they are just made in China or w/e), drink micro brews and wine both. I don't shop at Whole Foods though since I don't want to pay 10$ for a tomato
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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We are moving to the Denver area soon. We told that to someone recently and they said "Oh, you'll fit right in. You look like you could be from Denver. You guys look just like a Denver people!" I said "Thanks... I think... ??" What does that mean? What is the typical Denver stereotype? What do you think someone would say or think the "typical" or "stereotypical" Denverite (is this the right term) would look like?
Caucasian. Reserved/a bit aloof. Fairly down to earth. Not hung up on the rat race like a lot of people on the coasts are.
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:29 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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It is a state law that everyone in Colorado must own at least one North Face item.
(Unless you one The South Butt - Info | Facebook)
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:35 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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It is a state law that everyone in Colorado must own at least one North Face item.
(Unless you one The South Butt - Info | Facebook)
I will perform a citizen's arrest on my husband when he gets home from work!
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:05 PM
 
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Native Coloradan stuck in Texas till I can convince my husband to move back. When we visit the front range area, he says there are lots of blondes and Subarus. Had a Subaru back in the 80s and am one half Norwegian so maybe I will fit in. Too hot to even own a North Face jacket here though.
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