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Blue state v. red state: Which Colorado do you live in?

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.

Blue state v. red state: Which Colorado do you live in?

John Denver vs. Bob Denver

Blue state v. red state: Which Colorado do you live in?

Trey Parker vs. Alfred Packer

Blue state v. red state: Which Colorado do you live in?

Frottage vs. fracking

Blue state v. red state: Which Colorado do you live in?

Denver County Fair vs. Cherry Creek Arts Festival

Blue state v. red state: Which Colorado do you live in?

Museum of Contemporary Art vs. Denver Art Museum

Blue state v. red state: Which Colorado do you live in?

"National Velvet" (Saggy boob electric penis) vs. "I See What You Mean" (Big Blue Bear)

Blue state v. red state: Which Colorado do you live in?

Mondo Guerra vs. Rockmount Ranchwear

Blue state v. red state: Which Colorado do you live in?

Fixie vs. car

Blue state v. red state: Which Colorado do you live in?

Cherry Creek Bike Path vs. High Line Canal

Blue state v. red state: Which Colorado do you live in?

Grizzly Rock vs. Grizzly Rose

Blue state v. red state: Which Colorado do you live in?

Phish at Red Rocks vs. Easter sunrise at Red Rocks

Blue state v. red state: Which Colorado do you live in?

Frisbee golf vs. golf

Blue state v. red state: Which Colorado do you live in?

South Park vs. Park County

Blue state v. red state: Which Colorado do you live in?

Snowboarding vs. downhill skiing

Blue state v. red state: Which Colorado do you live in?

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.