As you probably read in our earlier post, there is a ton of non-music stuff to do at Mile High Music Festival on August 14 and15. But what may garner the most attention -- at least at first, is the 26-foot tall statue of Anubis, the Egyptian god of the afterlife. The statue's controversial placement outside Denver International Airport poured gas on the bonfire of conspiracy theories about the place -- which causes one to wonder, what conspiracy theories are there about Mile High Music Fest?
Westword photo intern Johnny Molfetta was at the press conference this morning and brings back these photos of the statue, which has been moved to the site of the festival, Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City. After its stay at Mile High, Kristy Bassuener, publicist for the Denver Art Museum, says the statue will be moved to another high profile location in the city. The statue is part of the publicity push for the King Tut exhibit at the museum.
Jeep MacNichol of the Samples and Oh My Stars lead vocalist, Lee Miles, look up as Danielle Anderson (aka Danielle Ate the Sandwich), rises up to the top of Anubis, to honor the arrival of the festival's first fan, with an All Access, Backstage Pass. Oh My Stars and Danielle Ate the Sanwich are scheduled to play Day 2 of the festival.
The artists pose before honoring Anubis with his pass. From left to right; Jeep MacNichol, Danielle Anderson and Lee Miles.
Anubis' deity like presence, 26-foot tall and weighs 10.5 tons, welcomes visitors to the Southwest entrance to Dick's Sporting Goods Park, where he will remain until the end of the festival. After which, he will be moved to an undisclosed, metro-area location.
Lee, Jeep, and Danielle pose with the honorary Mile High Music Festival's All Access, Backstage Pass.
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Anubis and his new friends stand tall as the Pass is proudly displayed around his neck.