Denver has a host of overblown festivals offering big bands, good food and plenty of shopportunities. But Temple Tantrum, a block party that debuted over last Labor Day weekend outside the Temple art space at 24th and Curtis streets, offered the city something different: an experimental, immersive art, music and comics festival that brought together the best of Denver's DIY creative scene. Organized by Temple ringleader Lewis Neeff, with funding from community donations and Meow Wolf, the inaugural event was headlined by Pictureplane and Plantrae. A 2019 reboot has yet to be announced; if this festival doesn't reappear, we'll pitch an unholy tantrum.
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