The massive infield of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway includes an area called the "Snake Pit," best described as a party zone where the grass is littered with thousands of smashed beer cans, while people of all ages -- though the demo skews college-aged & white -- generally go nuts. Look out for lots of instances of the American-flag-as-fashion: bikini tops, bikini bottoms, bandannas, T-shirts, shorts, hats and denim vests. The party gets going at 7 a.m. and runs through the end of the race in the late afternoon. Photographer Nate "Igor" Smith was there for the 2013 edition, where Diplo and Afrojack DJ'd the debauchery in corn country.
On May 23, 2013, Becky Creighton, the founder of Culinary Connectors, a company that exposes foodniks -- both locals and visitors -- to various Denver, Boulder and Aspen restaurants as part of a walking tour of those city's top dining dens, rolled out a new food-and-cocktail event: Toques and...
More than sixty women competed in this year's Ms. Hooters Colorado pageant on May 23, 2013. The event, which took place at ViewHouse, featured three segments: the handmade Hooters outfit, a swimwear competition and the Top 10 finale. All photos by Christopher Morgan for Westword.
The Denver Cruisers biked around the city with the theme "Under the Sea" on May 22, 2013. Westword photographer Kyle Huninghake captured these scenes of the bikes and their riders.
See also: Denver Cruisers: Hi Ho Silver Ride
Lamb of God, Decapitated, and Anciients rocked the Boulder Theater on May 22, 2013. All photos by Eric Gruneisen.
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In this week's review of The Hangover III, "Entitled Fraternity Dicks Return to The Hangover Part III," Chris Packham writes: "In the slobs-versus-snobs comedies of the 1970s and '80s, the snooty rich kids were always the antagonists, bullying the nerds and cheating at cross-camp field days."...
"Last night at Red Rocks, Vampire Weekend showed all the strength that has made it so compelling since the release of its first record five years ago..." For more, read our full Vampire Weekend at Red Rocks review. All photos by Eric Gruneisen on May 20, 2013.