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Photos: Jack White played a last-minute show this afternoon on Colfax

Photos: Jack White played a last-minute show this afternoon on Colfax

Slide show: Jack White's secret Denver show

Backbeat's Josiah M. Hesse was in the audience and has this recap of the quick set:

Minutes before the show began, Jack White tweeted the secret location of his improvised Denver show: Isdajo Automotive at 3411 West Colfax. Those lucky enough to catch the tweet -- all 120 to 150 of them -- headed up to the random venue choice just in time to catch a mustachioed White in blue fedora and bowling shirt bust out a raucous set that could be heard blocks away.

The ever expanding crowd (apparently not employed at 3:30 on a Wednesday afternoon) climbed atop fences, stacks of tires and the poor sagging roofs of parked cars to catch a glimpse of the street-level band.

White, with his solo touring band, rolled through a thunderous cover of Dick Dale's "Misirlou," and a squealing, feedback drenched rendition of the White Stripes classic "Ball and Biscuit," among other crowd pleasers. The second White struck his final guitar chord and snapped a split-second "thank you" to the audience, he and his band quickly leaped into a nearby limo-bus and drove away, leaving a sweat-drenched crowd to gawk at each other, wide-eyed, mocking those who rode up just too late.

Slide show: Jack White's secret Denver show

Photos continue on the next page. 

Slide show: Jack White's secret Denver show

Photos continue on the next page. 

Slide show: Jack White's secret Denver show

Photos continue on the next page. 

Slide show: Jack White's secret Denver show

Photos continue on the next page. 

Photos: Jack White played a last-minute show this afternoon on Colfax
Josiah M. Hesse
Photos: Jack White played a last-minute show this afternoon on Colfax
Josiah M. Hesse
Photos: Jack White played a last-minute show this afternoon on Colfax

Slide show: Jack White's secret Denver show

Photos: Jack White played a last-minute show this afternoon on Colfax
Jon Solomon

Slide show: Jack White's secret Denver show





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