Everyday heroes: Shirtless dudes of the Taste of Colorado

Among the sea of hot, exposed flesh that is any summer festival, there are always a few who go the extra mile, those not content to simply bear arms and shins, who throw caution to the wind and doff their top layer of clothing entirely, as if to say, "I'm here, world, and by God, my shirt is not." Today, to commemorate the Taste of Colorado, Denver's final big festival of the summer, we're putting the spotlight on these brave men -- nay, heroes -- for whom commonly observed social conventions offer no deterrent: men, we say, of freedom.
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Jef Otte
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