Laura Kriho got her wish. The longtime local activist has spent the last several months putting together a website, www.comeuptodenver.com, that serves as a clearinghouse for political- action information connected to the Democratic National Convention coming to town August 25-28. And as the soundrtrack for the anticipated action, as detailed here, Kriho got permission from Graham Nash to rewrite his song "Chicago," written a few years after the 1968 Democratic National Convention in that city.
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Kriho planned to hand out fliers touting her site, and the song, outside the Wells Fargo Theatre on June 26 -- the night Crosby, Stills & Nash played there to an ecstatic crowd of young fans, socialites (stilettos at a rock concert!) and aging yuppies/hippies. And although I didn't spot her there, I can verify that another Kriho wish came true: The group sang Kriho's version of "Chicago," titled "Come Up to Denver" -- after first dedicating it to Governor Bill Ritter, who was sitting up front. All together now: "We can change the world/Rearrange the world..." -- Patricia Calhoun