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Photos: Getting sauced at the Colorado Tomato Battle

Photos: Getting sauced at the Colorado Tomato Battle

The Colorado Tomato Battle at Dick's Sporting Goods Park Saturday was a mash-up of childhood frivolity and big-kid fun. Though the structure was more formal than the old Tomato Wars between Coloradans and Texans at Twin Lakes, the result was the same: utter chaos and tomato soup. Tomato Battle founders Max Kraner and Clint Nelson combined concepts from La Tomatina Festival in Spain and Oktoberfest in Germany to come up with a food fight complete with live music and beer that they could market to cities across the United States. Nathan Federico brings back these photos from the July 7 battle.

See Also:

- Slideshow: People of the Colorado Tomato Battle

- Splat! 50,000 pounds of rotten tomatoes, costumes and beer at Colorado Tomato Battle

- Slideshow: Tomato Battle at Copper Mountain (2011)

Photos: Getting sauced at the Colorado Tomato Battle

Photos: Getting sauced at the Colorado Tomato Battle

Photos: Getting sauced at the Colorado Tomato Battle

Photos: Getting sauced at the Colorado Tomato Battle

Photos from the 2012 Colorado Tomato Battle continue on the next page.

Photos: Getting sauced at the Colorado Tomato Battle

Photos: Getting sauced at the Colorado Tomato Battle

Photos: Getting sauced at the Colorado Tomato Battle

Slideshow: People of the Colorado Tomato Battle

Photos: Getting sauced at the Colorado Tomato Battle

Photos: Getting sauced at the Colorado Tomato Battle

Photos from the 2012 Colorado Tomato Battle continue on the next page.

Photos: Getting sauced at the Colorado Tomato Battle

Photos: Getting sauced at the Colorado Tomato Battle

Photos: Getting sauced at the Colorado Tomato Battle

Slideshow: People of the Colorado Tomato Battle

Photos: Getting sauced at the Colorado Tomato Battle

Photos: Getting sauced at the Colorado Tomato Battle

Photos from the 2012 Colorado Tomato Battle continue on the next page.

Photos: Getting sauced at the Colorado Tomato Battle

Photos: Getting sauced at the Colorado Tomato Battle

Photos: Getting sauced at the Colorado Tomato Battle

Slideshow: People of the Colorado Tomato Battle

Photos: Getting sauced at the Colorado Tomato Battle

Photos: Getting sauced at the Colorado Tomato Battle

Photos from the 2012 Colorado Tomato Battle continue on the next page.

Photos: Getting sauced at the Colorado Tomato Battle

Photos: Getting sauced at the Colorado Tomato Battle

Photos: Getting sauced at the Colorado Tomato Battle

Slideshow: People of the Colorado Tomato Battle

Photos: Getting sauced at the Colorado Tomato Battle

Photos: Getting sauced at the Colorado Tomato Battle

Photos from the 2012 Colorado Tomato Battle continue on the next page.

Photos: Getting sauced at the Colorado Tomato Battle

Photos: Getting sauced at the Colorado Tomato Battle

Photos: Getting sauced at the Colorado Tomato Battle

Slideshow: People of the Colorado Tomato Battle

Photos: Getting sauced at the Colorado Tomato Battle

Photos: Getting sauced at the Colorado Tomato Battle