Blue state v. red state: Which Colorado do you live in?
Illustration by Jay Vollmar.
Colorado is a key swing state in the upcoming presidential election. In polls, Colorado looks like a toss-up between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, with leads shifting back and forth by the day -- and which way the vote ultimately goes here could decide the national outcome. By the numbers, though, this state is pure purple: More than a third of our voters are officially unaffiliated, with the rest divided almost equally between the Democratic and Republican parties. How do you know which color of Colorado you live in? You are what -- and where -- you eat, shop, sleep! Keep reading for our handy guide to the artistic differences between red and blue Colorado.
John Denver vs. Bob Denver
Trey Parker vs. Alfred Packer
Frottage vs. fracking
Denver County Fair vs. Cherry Creek Arts Festival
Museum of Contemporary Art vs. Denver Art Museum
"National Velvet" (Saggy boob electric penis) vs. "I See What You Mean" (Big Blue Bear)
Mondo Guerra vs. Rockmount Ranchwear
Fixie vs. car
Cherry Creek Bike Path vs. High Line Canal
Grizzly Rock vs. Grizzly Rose
Phish at Red Rocks vs. Easter sunrise at Red Rocks
Frisbee golf vs. golf
South Park vs. Park County
Snowboarding vs. downhill skiing
A-Basin vs. Copper Mountain
Most importantly: Which categories did we miss? Leave your own red-blue traits in the comments sectio n below -- or feel free to fill in the purple.
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