It was hard to spot at first, right before the Rockies game near Coors field at about 12:30 p.m. yesterday, but if you took a closer look, there it was: a horrible, horrible object in the skyward vicinity of downtown. As throngs of fans filed into the stadium near the corner of 20th and Blake Streets, a small crowd gathere. Some saw it and gasped in apprehension, some simply hung around for a moment, wondered aloud what it was and moved on. But for those who spotted it, brix were shat.
JK: There wasn't anything in the sky. It was all a semi-elaborate ruse on the part of the Denver Flash Mob, the consortium of pranksters who also brought you the Black Friday Flash Mob and Dance Party and the No-Pants Light-Rail Ride. At the pre-ordained hour, a crowd of about fifteen or twenty people (including my eight-year-old kid, who initially thought it was funny but quickly grew bored and wanted a hot dog) gathered to point into the sky and gasp about nothing in particular. And to some extent, it worked -- with every wave of foot traffic across 20th Street, at least a few people stopped to look in the direction the mob was looking in and try to figure out what it was.
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